In a coup for athletics in Australia, the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing (CHN) on 22-30 August will enjoy unrivaled coverage on both SBS 2 and Eurosport Australia.
Delivering the very best athletics has to offer to homes across the nation, the broadcast partnership between the IAAF and SBS Television will see a one-hour highlights package in prime-time on SBS 2 each night of the championships, while Eurosport Australia will feature every session live and in full.
Athletics Australia’s General Manager, Commercial & Growth, Tracey Gaudry, believes the partnership will provide a catalyst for promoting the sport of athletics, declaring the broadcast agreement a resounding breakthrough.
“This is an outstanding result. Acquiring a strong partnership for the broadcast of our sport is key to the appeal and growth of athletics in Australia. The continued relationship we enjoy with SBS and the burgeoning partnership with Eurosport Australia is very special,” Gaudry said.
“Athletics at its best is one of the most engaging and entertaining sports in the world. Our top athletes will compete as the Australian Flame alongside champions from across the world. We are thrilled that the Australian community will have the opportunity to enjoy the action.”
SBS prides itself on the coverage of major global sporting events. In 2015 it will be the free-to-air home of the IAAF World Championships for the eighth consecutive time.
“The IAAF World Championships is the premier event on the athletics calendar and SBS is pleased to provide fans with access to daily coverage on free-to-air television,” Ken Shipp, SBS Director of Sport, said.
Eurosport Australia has made an extensive commitment to their coverage of athletics on pay-television as the Australian broadcaster of the IAAF Diamond League, the World University Games and international marathons from around the globe.
“Eurosport is the home of world athletics in Australia. As the broadcaster of the superb and renowned lead-in series, the IAAF Diamond League, Eurosport is thrilled for the first time ever to be able to offer every event at the 2015 IAAF World Championships live,” Mandy Pattinson, Executive Vice President & General Manager, ANZ, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific, said.
“Australian athletics fans can enjoy watching the world’s best, including many of our own Australian champions. You won’t miss a minute of the action on Foxtel Channel 511.”
The IAAF World Championships are the pinnacle able-bodied athletics event this year, with athletes from across the world to battle it out for the coveted title of world champion. The Australian Flame team is currently 32-strong, with this number set to expand even further after the close of the qualification period on 9 August 2015. Three athletes will also compete in exhibition masters’ events.
For more information on the IAAF World Championships, please visit the event sub-site at iaaf.org by clicking here.
For more information on the Australian Flame team, please visit athletics.com.au by clicking here.
Click here for full broadcast details on the Athletics Australia website.