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FIS accepts EBU offer for skiing World Championships

FIS accepts EBU offer for skiing World Championships

Following a tender procedure the International Ski Federation (FIS) has accepted an offer from the European Broadcasting Union (EBU)* for the Media and Marketing Rights to the 2015-2017 FIS Alpine and Nordic World Ski Championships. The above includes all electronic media rights and commercial rights. The parties will now enter into exclusive negotiations with the aim of reaching a conclusion within the next few weeks.

Finalizing the contract during March 2010

“Following an exhaustive assessment of the many responses to the Tender that were received and a due diligence process, one proposal stood out. The FIS Finance Commission has now approved entering into exclusive negotiations with the EBU,” said FIS President Gian Franco Kasper. “Our intention is to finalize the contract during March 2010. The EBU has been a long-term partner of FIS and we look forward to not only finalizing the contractual arrangements, but also to working together with the EBU to develop new and creative ways of making ski sport more exciting for the fans and TV viewers.”

Cooperation with FIS since 1999

Ingrid Deltenre, EBU Director General, added "We are pleased to be given the opportunity to prolong our outstanding cooperation with FIS**. We experienced excellent championships last year in Val d'Isére and Liberec in 2009 and are looking forward to the events in Oslo and Garmisch-Partenkirchen next year. The extended agreement ensures that in the future the Europe's public will have free access to these crown jewels of the ski sport"