Impressive 2013 World Grand Prix TV viewership
Lausanne, Switzerland, August 28, 2013 – Along with the bumper court side crowds at the 2013 World Grand Prix this year, 720 million households have had the opportunity to enjoy the action of the world’s premier annual women’s volleyball competition.
The 29 broadcasters holding the international rights to diffuse the matches of the World Grand Prix this year cover the following six macro-regions of the world: Europe, Middle East, Australasia and the Americas.
The Australasia region has seen the largest viewing population with 402.3 million households followed by the Middle East region (120 million households), the Americas (101.2 million households) and finally Europe (96.6 million households).
The World Grand Prix Finals will return to Japan for the first time since 2009 and take place in Sapporo from August 28 to September 1. Japan has hosted the World Grand Prix Finals four times in the past with Sapporo being a fifth host city after Tokyo in 2009, Yokohama in 2008, Sendai in 2005 and Kobe in 1997.
Live, free English-language coverage of the tournament is also available on FIVB Web TV, for those countries and territories in which a broadcast deal has not been agreed.