Belgrade, Serbia, July 23, 2009 – A global audience of more than 1,337,000,000 households will be able to view the 2009 World League Final Round, produced by Serbian Broadcaster RTS, it was announced today. Broadcasting of the event, which features play by play from former Team USA Volleyball player and well-known TV presenter Paul Sunderland and video from 13 camera angles at Beogradska Arena, is being coordinated by the FIVB and IMG.
Several broadcasters have already signed on to receive the TV signal from Belgrade, with others likely to follow. A list of the broadcasters already on board for the Final Round follows:
Russia (RTR), Poland (Polsat), France (Canal+), Bulgaria (BNT), Serbia (RTS), Portugal (Sport TV), Greece (Nova), Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia (Viasat/tbc)
Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lybia, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Syria, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Qatar, UAE (ASBU)
Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, C.A.R., Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, Rep. Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Lybia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tunisia, Zambia, Zimbabwe (Supersport)
Australia (Ten, Fox Sport), Japan (TBS), Indian Subcontinent (Taj TV/tbc), Korea (KBS/tbc)
Brazil (TV Globo/tbc, GloboSat/Sport TV), USA (ESPN U, ESPN 2/tbc), Argentina/Pan Lat America (ESPN Sur), Cuba (ICRT), Puerto Rico (Telesports 13)
The news access will be granted to 180 territories worldwide through SNTV.
*tbc: to be confirmed