'Match of the Week' to feature Serbia and Italy
The match will be a decisive one for the final standings in Pool B as Serbia will need two victories against Italy if it is to reach the Final Tournament.|
Lausanne, Switzerland, July 4, 2013 – This week’s FIVB
Volleyball World League Match of the Week will see Serbia take on Italy in Novi
Sad on July 6 at 18:00 (GMT) in Pool B. The match will be live streamed free on
FIVB Web TV for the benefit of volleyball fans around the
Full replays of previous “Match of the Week”
broadcasts, plus highlight packages are all available on FIVB Web TV.
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
In 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 will include English commentary
and will be shown live and on demand on the FIVB Web TV, geo-blocked only in
countries where respective rights have been sold.
In week 7 fans will be able to watch one of the biggest rivalries in
volleyball when Brazil host USA in a Pool A match in Rio de Janeiro on July 13
at 13:00. All times are GMT.
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 will be 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.