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'Match of the week' features Brazil and the USA


Brazil, comfortable in its top spot in Pool A, will face USA on home soil in the final weekend of matches in this year's World League Intercontinental Round.

Lausanne, Switzerland, July 11, 2013 – Highlighting one of the biggest rivalries in volleyball, this week fans will be able to watch Brazil host USA in the ‘Match of the Week’. The first of two Pool A matches between the volleyball heavy weights will take place July 13 at 13:00 (GMT). The match will be live streamed free on FIVB Web TV for the benefit of volleyball fans around the world.

Full replays of previous “Match of the Week” broadcasts, plus highlight packages are all available on FIVB Web TV.

The selected ‘Match of the Week’ is available to the World League’s host broadcasters as well as other TV channels for screening on their own respective channels.

In this year’s World League total there are seven matches - one more than in previous years - distributed by IMG free of charge to the host TV Broadcasters of the 18 participating countries. The matches include English commentary and are shown live and on demand on the FIVB Web TV, geo-blocked only in countries where respective rights are sold.

In 2011 the ‘Match of the Week’ was broadcast by 19 international broadcasters across 53 territories. Highlights of all the matches also appeared in the 26 minute FIVB World League highlight, produced and distributed by IMG once a week. Like this year, all matches were shown live and on demand on FIVB Web TV.

This year the English commentary for the matches is provided by Phil Bush, a former player turned broadcaster who has worked for the FIVB to provide the Play by Play for the FIVB ‘Match of the Week.’ He has spent 17 seasons working for Fox SportsNet South, ESPNU, CSS and Sun Sports.

The FIVB launched the ‘Match of the Week’ initiative in 2008 to further spread volleyball into regions where the sport has the potential to grow. The programme allows for broadcasters to televise for free, one match from each week of the FIVB’s premier annual tournament for men.


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