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EBU signs media rights and services partnership on Europen Gymnastics

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and the European Union of Gymnastics (UEG) have agreed to an all-inclusive global media rights and services deal, taking the organizations&rsquo more than 25-year relationship to a new level.

The agreement prolongs the current UEG/EBU arrangement, covering ten championships between 2013 and 2016, including all Men’s and Women’s European Artistic and Rhythmic Championships.  In addition, the EBU will distribute on behalf of UEG the European Championships in Trampoline, Aerobic and Acrobatic gymnastics.

The EBU will also be the UEG’s exclusive worldwide service partner on contract management, implementation and signal distribution, including live broadband internet streaming of all European Artistic Championships during the term.

UEG President Georges Guelzec said the deal will give European Gymnastics the exposure it deserves.  “The EBU’s professional expertise, its satellite and fibre network, and the potential for development were key elements in our decision. European Gymnastics in all its forms can count on a partnership anchored in durability and excellence.”

EBU Director Sports & Business Stefan Kürten agreed. “This extension of our relationship with the UEG is great news for Gymnastics. Our new organizational structure and enlarged services portfolio better enable us to serve the best interests of the sport, our Members and the UEG.”