EBU Members and partner broadcasters are planning to offer over 250 hours of live TV coverage of the forthcoming FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Antwerp, Belgium, plus at least 25 additional hours of live streaming via broadcasters’ linear and digital platforms.
For the first time ever, this coverage will be complemented by the EBU’s brand-new free-to-air digital platform All Gymnastics (allgymnastics.tv). An innovative collaboration between Eurovision Sport and the FIG, gymnastics’ world governing body, All Gymnastics will give fans exclusive access to all isolated camera feeds, enabling them to follow all the action from their favourite gymnasts.
In another first, audiences will also be able to watch all three days of qualification on the platform. It builds on the success of EBU Members’ live coverage of the FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships held in Valencia, Spain, this summer.
For those seeking a more personalized experience, All Gymnastics’ comprehensive video-on-demand offerings will ensure that fans never miss a moment of the action.
To date, 19 EBU Members have committed to offer coverage of the championships, with a further 12 other organizations broadcasting the event worldwide.
Morinari Watanabe, president of the FIG, said: “The launch of the All Gymnastics TV platform is an important step towards the digital transformation of gymnastics content, bringing all digital content to one single platform. Thanks to our partnership with Eurovision Sport, we are also able to offer live streaming of qualifying events at the World Championships, which will help grow the engagement of the gymnastics community and promote the sport globally.”
Glen Killane, Executive Director of Eurovision Sport, added: “Public service broadcasters throughout Europe have been long-term supporters of the sport of gymnastics and we are delighted that, this year, our broadcasters’ coverage will be complemented by a comprehensive digital offer. All Gymnastics is one of the key pillars in our digital strategy and its implementation marks the next step in Eurovision Sport’s commitment to the sport.
The FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships are scheduled to take place from 30 September to 8 October 2023, at Antwerp’s Sportpaleis.
Over 450 gymnasts from 73 countries are expected to participate, in front of audiences totalling 50,000.
Notes to Editors:
Eurovision Sport has brokered the rights on behalf of HRT (Croatia); CYBC (Cyprus); ZDF (Germany); ARD (Germany); MTVA (Hungary); RUV (Iceland); RTE (Ireland); RAI (Italy); SNRT (Morocco); NOS (Netherlands); RTP (Portugal); RTVS (Slovakia); RTVS (Slovenia); RTVE (Spain); SVT (Sweden); SRG-SSR (Switzerland); TRT (Turkey); UAPBC (Ukraine); and The Sports Channel (Israel).