Europe’s leading free-to-air broadcasters met in Munich earlier this week at the World Broadcaster Meeting for the European Championships 2022 to learn more about ongoing preparations for the second edition of the multi-sport event. The European Championships 2022 will once again bring together the existing championships of some of the continent’s leading sports into one multi-sport event to create a must-watch, must-attend experience that elevates the Champions of Europe. About 80 Broadcaster representatives attended the meeting either in-person or remotely from the BBC (Great Britain), NRK (Norway), France Télévisions, NOS (Netherlands), SRG SSR (Switzerland), YLE (Finland), ARD and ZDF (Germany), SVT (Sweden), TVP (Poland), RAI (Italy), RTE (Ireland), RTVS Slovakia, VRT and RTBF (Belgium), TVE (Spain), Czech Television, HRT (Croatia), TRT (Turkey), DKDR (Denmark), RTP (Portugal), MTVA (Hungary), and RTV Slovenija. In total, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) already has agreements with 44 broadcasters in Europe to cover the event.
The Munich 2022 local organising committee presented its Host Broadcast plans that include more than 400 hours of live production of the nine participating sports across the 12 competition venues from 11th to 21st August 2022. The Host Broadcast operations will not only provide state-of-the-art coverage for linear TV, but will also provide extensive support for the digital and social coverage of the broadcasters and the participating federations. With the use of legacy facilities and landmarks from the 1972 Olympic Games – including the Olympiapark as the centrepoint of the championships – the LOC emphasised the sustainability concepts and initiatives at the heart of the event organisation which minimize the environmental impacts and unnecessary costs for the host city. Broadcasters were excited to see the shared vision of the Munich 2022 LOC, European Championships Management and other stakeholders to build on the success of the first edition of the European Championships in Glasgow and Berlin, both on the field of play and on television screens and digital channels worldwide. Achim Hammer, Head of Program for ZDF, and Steffen Lunkenheimer, Head of Program for ARD, said, “This World Broadcaster Meeting was very special – it really created a ‘wow’ factor for us. The commitment of Munich and all the stakeholders to make the multi-sport European Championships 2022 a big success is clear and we are confident the German public will embrace this event like they did in 2018.” Ron Chakraborty from BBC Sport said, “The Munich 2022 WBM was a top-class event, with great presentations and plenty of progressive thinking from the LOC and Host Broadcaster and European Championships Management. We saw how TV audiences reacted very favourably to the Glasgow/Berlin event, and now after seeing the Host Broadcast plans and the venues from the 1972 Olympic Games that will provide a fantastic backdrop we are assured that with Munich in 2022 the multi-sport European Championships is going from strength-to-strength.’’ Benedikt Happe, Executive Producer LOC, European Championships Munich 2022, said “It was our intention to present the World Broadcaster Meeting in Munich 2022 in a different way. We wanted not only to showcase our comprehensive Host Broadcasting concept, but also provide a feeling what the event will be about: high-end, innovative, spectacular and entertaining. We are very happy about the feedback and appreciation we received from our broadcast partners and are looking forward to excite sport fans all across Europe.”
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We remind you that the European Championships 2022 will take place from the 11th to 21st August 2022 and will be staged by the Host City of Munich and the nine participating Federations: European Athletics, Confédération Européenne de Volleyball, European Canoe Association, Union Européenne de Cyclisme, European Gymnastics, World Rowing, International Federation of Sport Climbing, European Table Tennis Union and Europe Triathlon. The sports programme will feature about 4,700 athletes from around 50 nations, with 178 medal events. The nation finishing top of the overall medal table across all nine participating sports will be awarded the European Championships Trophy. The European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the umbrella body for Europe‘s free-to-air channels, is the Official Broadcast Partner of the European Championships Munich 2022. European Championships Management (ECM), the organisation that founded the multi-sport European Championships, manages and coordinates the event in cooperation with the participating Federations, host cities and broadcast partners, continuously developing the event concept. Munich’s Olympic Stadium will be the venue for the European Athletics Championships with the Marathon and Race Walking held in the city, with over 1,500 athletes from over 50 countries competing in 50 medal events through 15th-21st August. The CEV EuroBeachVolley will take place at the Königsplatz in downtown Munich through 15th-21st August, with 128 athletes from 22 nations competing in the men’s and women’s European championships over seven days. The ECA European Canoe Sprint Championships will take place at the Munich Olympic Regatta Centre through 18th-21st August, with 675 athletes from nearly 40 countries competing in 42 medal events over 4 days of competition. The championships will include 12 para canoe events. Four UEC European Cycling Championships will be staged in Munich and its metropolitan area. Track, Road, BMX Freestyle Park and Mountain Bike will attract 770 of the sport’s top names from over 40 countries to the Olympiapark, Messe München and the streets of Munich to compete for 30 medal events over 10 days of competition. The European Women’s and Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Championships will take place at the Olympic Hall in the Olympiapark from 11th to 21st August, respectively, with more than 300 athletes from nearly 40 countries competing in 14 medal events over six days. The European Rowing Championships will take place at the Munich Olympic Regatta Course 11th-14th August, with about 660 athletes from more than 30 nations competing for 22 medal events over four days. The championships will include 4 para rowing events. The IFSC Climbing European Championships will be showcased at the Königsplatz from the 11th to 18th August with 300 climbers from around 30 countries competing in 8 medal events over 7 days. The European Table Tennis Championships will be at the Rudi-Sedlmayer-Halle 13th-21st August. Around 260 athletes from more than 40 countries will compete in 5 medal events over 9 days of competition. The ETU Triathlon European Championships over the first weekend (12th-14th August) will see its cycling and running transitions in the Olympic Park with swimming in the Olympic Lake as around 120 athletes from around 30 participating nations compete in 3 medal events over 3 days. The inaugural European Championships in Glasgow and Berlin took place through 2nd to 12th August 2018. The event provided a unique platform to elevate the Champions of Europe. A cumulative television audience of 1.4 billion watched this memorable first edition on free-to-air channels in 44 territories across Europe and worldwide. There were 1.9 billion visits on websites registered and the reach on social media was 945 million.
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