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Expanded Television Coverage for 2009 SWATCH FIVB World Championships

More than 72 hours of television coverage for the 2009 SWATCH FIVB World Championships in Stavanger, Norway

Stavanger, Norway, July 5, 2009 - With attendance already exceeding 100,000 for the first 10 days of competition, the 2009 SWATCH FIVB World Championships presented by ConocoPhillips will produce the most television for any Beach Volleyball event outside of the Olympic Games.

With Sunday’s last day of play featuring the men’s “final four” schedule on the Vaagen Harbour centre court, the 2009 SWATCH FIVB World Championships will generate over 72 hours of televised action to five continents since the start of competition June 25 to double the number broadcast hours from the 2007 world finals in Gstaad, Switzerland.

Featuring “live” daily coverage to 180 territories and a potential of 2.3-billion viewers, the 2009 SWATCH FIVB World Championships has 42 broadcast right owners as compared to 24 in Gstaad.  Here is a list of television outlets broadcasting Vaagen Harbour centre court matches “live and/or delayed”.

• China - CNS
• Hong Kong - PCCW
• Malaysia/Brunei - MEASAT
• Vietnam - TKL

• Austria - ORF
• Cyprus - Lumiere
• Czech Republic - Czech TV
• Denmark - Viasat
• France - MA Chaine
• Germany - DSF
• Greece - OTE
• Italy - Dalia TV
• Poland - Polsat
• Portugal - Sport TV Portugal
• Spain - TVE
• Switzerland - Star TV
• Turkey - D Sport
• UAE - DUBAI TV, UAE - Abu Dhabi TV
• Egypt - Egypt TV
• Kuwait - Kuwait TV
• Saudi Arabia - Saudi TV
• Note - The Middle East territories covered by the above broadcasters: Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Sudan, Somalia, Iraq, Oman, Qatar, Mauritania, Yemen, Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia.

• United States - Universal/NBC

• Brazil - TV Globo
• PAN South America, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Equador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, Spanish speaking Caribbean - DirecTV

In addition to the on-site television coverage, IMG Sports Media will be producing highlights of the 2009 SWATCH FIVB World Championships. They will be distributed like its weekly SWATCH FIVB World Tour highlight show and scheduled by the following outlets.

AFRICA - South Africa, Sub Saharian territories, Benin, Botswana, Burundi, Cameron, Central African Republic, Chad, Comores, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesoto, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, St Helen Island, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbawe - Superspot.

ASIA/AUSTRALIA - Hong Kong - PCCW, Australia - Fox TEN, New Zealand – SKY

EUROPE - Austria – ORF, Denmark – Viasat, Sweden - TV4, Germany – DSF, Italy – SKY, Poland – Polsat, Belgium – RTBF, Portugal - Sport TV Portugal, Switzerland - Star TV, United Kingdom - Channel 4, Ireland - Channel 4, Czech Republic - Czech TV.


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