The FIVB Board of Administration decided, during the meeting it held from 29 April to 1st May last, to broadcast by satellite the match of the week in the World League competition. For the first week-end of the event, the FIVB has chosen the Italy-France match, scheduled to take place in Catania (Italy) on Sunday 29 May as of 2 p.m. GMT (4 p.m. local time).
The operation aims to enable TV networks throughout the world to broadcast this popular match opposing Italy, the silver medallist at the Athens Summer Olympic Games in 2004, to France, a highly promising team. The FIVB will bear the technical costs pertaining to the broadcast of the match over the European Broadcasting Union's satellite.
TV networks interested in broadcasting the event are invited to contact Sports TV Media Distribution, the coordination agency based in Klagenfurt (tel +43 463 90 8000; +43 676 848 606 220; +43 676 848 606 217; fax +43 463 90 8000 99; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org).