By Nigar Orujova
Baku 2015 has signed a broadcast deal ensuring that viewers in Serbia will be able to tune into the inaugural European Games on June 12-28.
The Games will be shown on the public free-to-air broadcaster Radio Television Serbia (RTS), which holds the rights to the Olympic Games as well as UEFA Champions League football. The network has a reach of three million households across the country.
Simon Clegg, Chief Operating Officer of Baku 2015, said: “Baku 2015 set out to secure the widest possible coverage of the inaugural European Games to help establish a viable brand, and share the excitement with as many viewers as possible, in Europe and beyond.
“This latest agreement shows the great enthusiasm for the Games, and I am delighted that fans in Serbia will be able to follow their athletes. Serbia has a strong sporting tradition, and we expect great things from their competitors next month in Baku.”
Vladan Ckrkic, RTS Programme Director, added: “We have always supported the promotion of sports, and are very glad to be part of such an event, especially the inaugural edition.”
Baku 2015 is the first-ever European Games, an exciting and innovative multi-sport event for the continent that will take place on June 12-28, 2015.
There will be a total of 20 sports at Baku 2015: 16 Olympic sports and four non-Olympic sports. More than 6,000 athletes from across Europe will be representing their nations over 17 days of competition.
Tickets for Baku 2015 can be purchased directly from 11 conveniently located ticket outlets around Baku, including Park Bulvar, 28 Mall, and Metro Park Baku, and online at baku2015.com/tickets.
Nigar Orujova is AzerNews’s staff journalist, follow her on Twitter: @o_nigar
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