Seven has signed a deal to broadcast daily coverage of the inaugural European Games in June.
To be held in Baku, Azerbaijan, from 12 – 28 June, the games will see more than 6,000 athletes compete over 17 days of competition. Twelve of the sports will offer qualification opportunities for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Simon Clegg, Chief Operating Officer of Baku 2015, said: “The Seven Network is an established and
respected Olympic broadcaster and their commitment to the European Games underlines that this is the most important addition to the international sporting calendar for decades.”
Saul Shtein, Seven’s Head of Sport, added: ”As a network we are determined to bring the biggest events in sports to our audiences in Australia. We see the European Games as a natural fit with our long-term commitment to the Olympic Games and our recent agreement to also broadcast the Paralympic Games. We are honoured to be the network of the first European Games. We are proud of our long partnership with the IOC and the Olympic movement, and we look forward to our partnership with Baku 2015.”
With this agreement, Baku 2015 has now announced deals to broadcast the Games in 57 countries.