Sportradar revealed last week that it would sell media rights on behalf of the European Volleyball Confederation (CEV) for the upcoming CEV Tokyo Volleyball European Qualification 2020.
The partnership is part of an existing relationship between CEV and Sportradar that has been going on since 2007, including the exclusive global media rights campaign for the CEV Champions League and the EuroVolley.tv video platform for OTT.
Media rights are for both men’s and women’s competitions running from January 5th to January 12th 2020, with both events determining on the final European teams for Tokyo’s 2020 Olympic Games.
Sportradar’s Senior Director, Audiovisual Broadcast, Lutz Tigges, said: “Tokyo 2020 is set to be the standout sporting event of next year and is a major milestone moment for athletes, sports fans and broadcasters. To participate in the Olympics is the pinnacle for European volleyball teams, so these qualifiers are primed to guarantee thrilling moments, fantastic competition and big audiences.”
The men’s qualifier will be held in Berlin, Germany, while the women’s will take place in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands. All tournaments include an eight-team group stage, divided into two groups, prior to the semi-finals and final, with next year’s Olympic Games champion guaranteed a spot.
There are a total of 30 matches, featuring EuroVolley 2019 finalists Serbia and Slovenia in the men’s competition and women’s runners-up Turkey in 2019. All matches will be recorded in full HD with at least 9 + 1 cameras and international match graphics to an international high-end standard.
Immediately after each game, a three-minute highlight package will be created and made available to broadcasters, news outlets and networks for social media.
— Sportradar (@Sportradar) October 18, 2019