Judo Federation Joins EurovisionShowcase.com

EBU announces International Judo Federation to join its new content trading platform

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) announces that the International Judo Federation (IJF) is to join its new online content trading platform EurovisionShowcase.com.

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EurovisionShowcase.com promotes rights availability for programmes and formats from around the globe enabling creators to showcase their work and buyers to source compelling content for their channels.

Andy Wood, CEO, Eurovision London Limited (EBU subsidiary) comments, “Competitive Olympic sport content is becoming increasingly popular and we are delighted that the IJF is joining our new online marketplace and community for media professionals.”

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He explains, “EurovisionShowcase.com complements existing distribution channels by providing a powerful set of tools to enable rights holders to promote content availability and rights buyers to source quality content.”

Horatiu Nicolau, Media Director, IJF comments, “Our objective is to develop the worldwide spread of Judo. EurovisionShowcase.com is a powerful marketing resource and will enable us to promote our content rights and reach out to the global media industry.”

Why EurovisionShowcase.com?
The falling cost of content production and the boom in broadband and mobile viewing platforms are key enabling factors. The push to develop and improve technology capable of receiving and playing high-quality media is driving demand for more and higher quality audio and visual content.

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To meet this demand, the trading of rights needs to evolve and become simpler. As the volume of content grows, the EurovisionShowcase.com platform answers that need by making it easier for media professionals to promote and source quality content.

Platform brings businesses together
Members of EurovisionShowcase.com can promote and source content rights across a global buying audience. Advanced search features enable buyers to source suitable rights and connect with sellers to negotiate directly in order to conclude deals.

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Eurovision Showcase has been developed by Eurovision London Limited, a subsidiary of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). EBU Members have an audience share exceeding 650 million viewers each week and operate over 300 radio and 280 television channels.

The EBU serves 85 national media organizations in 56 countries in and around Europe. It represents its Members and promotes the values and distinctiveness of public service media in Europe and around the world. The Eurovision and Euroradio networks deliver news, sports, events and music to EBU Members and other media organizations. Services to Members range from legal advice, technical standardization and development to coproduction and exchange of quality European content.

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The International Judo Federation (IJF) has 200 affiliated National Federations in all five continents. Over 40 million people practice judo, a sport which perfectly unites education and physical activity. The IJF organizes yearly 4 Grand Slams, 5 Grand Prix, World Masters and World Championships, events where International signal is produced and distributed globally via satellite to TV partners. The last event, Paris World Championships was visible in over 133 Territories around the globe.

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