How Broadcasters Can Cover Our World Games

June 17, 2011

For Immediate Release

We need the support of broadcasters worldwide to showcase the power of Special Olympics and our athletes to a global audience.  Regardless of whether you can join us on-site in Athens for Special Olympics World Summer Games ATHENS 2011, you can still access video footage of our Games. In order to help share the video content from World Games to as many viewers as possible, the Games official host broadcaster, ERT (of Greece), will be distributing a daily satellite feed via the European Broadcast Union.

This footage will be made available to any broadcaster, without any charge for rights fees, except for the EBU’s standard technical transmission fees (*contact EBU for details, see below).

The Opening and Closing ceremonies will be broadcast live in addition to the daily one-hour highlight feeds, as listed below. Note that Special Olympics has arranged the following rights’ holding broadcast arrangements: USA: ESPN3.com holds exclusive rights to the live Opening and Closing ceremonies feed within the U.S.

For other global broadcasters who are interested in picking up the satellite feeds, please complete the EBU booking form (login required).

Please also notify Mandy Murphy at Special Olympics: mamurphy@specialolympics.org to confirm your interest in this footage.


Eurovision Sports Services Offer for Special Olympics:

Location: Athens, Greece
Dates: 25 June to 4 July 2011
Event Number: 30517
Event Website:http://www.athens2011.org (Greek language) and http://www.athens2011.org/en (English language)


Technical Details

 Signal description - Video:
•  Aspect ratio: SD 16:9  

Signal description - Audio:
•  Audio: Chanel 1 International Sound (Mono dual)
•  Audio: Chanel 2 International Sound (Mono dual)


Program and TImings (All times GMT)

25 June
Time: 1650-2130   Program: 1650-2130  Title: Opening Ceremony Start : 1700 GMT
Reference: 11/044903


26 June
Time: 2055-2200  Program: 2100-2200  Title: SUMMARY Start : 2100 GMT
Reference: 11/044906


26 June
Time: 2055-2200  Program: 2100-2200  Title: SUMMARY Start : 2100 GMT
Reference: 11/044905


27 June
Time: 2055-2200  Program: 2100-2200  Title: SUMMARY Start : 2100 GMT
Reference: 11/044918


28 June
Time: 2055-2200  Program: 2100-2200  Title: SUMMARY Start : 2100 GMT
Reference: 11/044919


29 June
Time: 2055-2200  Program: 2100-2200  Title: SUMMARY Start : 2100 GMT
Reference: 11/044920


30 June
Time: 2055-2200  Program: 2100-2200  Title: SUMMARY Start : 2100 GMT
Reference: 11/044921


1 July
Time: 2055-2200  Program: 2100-2200  Title: SUMMARY Start : 2100 GMT
Reference: 11/044922


2 July
Time: 2055-2200  Program: 2100-2200  Title: SUMMARY Start : 2100 GMT
Reference: 11/044923


3 July
Time: 2055-2200  Program: 2100-2200  Title: SUMMARY Start : 2100 GMT
Reference: 11/044924


4 July
Time: 1720-2030  Program: Closing Ceremony Start : 1730 GMT  Title: SUMMARY Start : 2100 GMT
Reference: 11/044904


Bookings

Go to EBU booking form (login required) or email program@eurovision.net

Contacts:
Eurovision Sports Services:
Benoît PAQUAY 
+41 22 717 28 74      
paquay@eurovision.net

Host broadcaster:
ERT Greece
Contacts : ertsports@ert.gr
Dimitris Chatzigeorgiou tel:  +302106075262      
Lena Poulou tel :  +302106075781     

For global broadcasters who are interested in picking up the satellite feeds

Please complete the EBU booking form (login required). Please also notify Mandy Murphy at Special Olympics: mamurphy@specialolympics.org to confirm your interest in this footage.

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