World Broadcaster Meeting a great success

The European Championships Munich 2022 are getting closer and closer! To ensure that the nine European Championships taking place in Munich can also be watched and experienced from afar, Europe's television broadcasters came together on 8 November for the World Broadcaster Meeting in Munich. Here, the drafts of the implementation of the European Championships Munich 2022 were presented.

The Local Organising Committee for Munich 2022 (LOC) presented its plans and the current status of its work for the host broadcast. More than 400 hours of live production of the nine participating sports at the 12 venues are planned. That's right, 400 hours of live sport, medal ceremonies and festival footage over the course of eleven days!

The host broadcast, implemented independently by the LOC, will not only provide state-of-the-art coverage for linear television, but will also provide non-stop interaction on digital and social platforms. Sustainability is one of the top priorities and this is what the LOC lives by. Empty sports halls after major events? Not in Munich! The Bavarian capital created an unparalleled, sustainable event back in 1972, and Munich 2022 is sticking to this tradition. For the 50th anniversary of the 1972 Munich Olympic Games, a majority of the existing facilities and sports venues will be integrated into the multi-sport event. The Olympiapark will thus form the centre of the championships. The festival The Roofs will also take place here at the same time.

80 European broadcasters present

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the umbrella organisation of free-to-air broadcasters in Europe, is the official broadcasting partner of the European Championships in Munich 2022. The event is to be made available to all sports enthusiasts within Europe. Representatives of about 80 European broadcasters were present. Among them: BBC (Great Britain), NRK (Norway), France Télévisions, NOS (Netherlands), SRG SSR (Switzerland), YLE (Finland), ARD and ZDF (Germany), SVT (Sweden), TVP (Poland), RAI (Italy), RTE (Ireland), RTVS Slovakia, VRT and RTBF (Belgium), TVE (Spain), Czech Television, HRT (Croatia), TRT (Turkey), DKDR (Denmark), RTP (Portugal), MTVA (Hungary) and RTV Slovenija (Slovenia). The LOC is in especially close contact with the public broadcasters from Germany.

The first edition of the European Championships in Glasgow and Berlin took place from 2 to 12 August 2018. The event provided a unique platform to highlight the Champions of Europe and offers athletes and spectators a recurring multi-sport event. A television audience of 1.4 billion people watched this inaugural edition on free-to-air channels in 44 territories across Europe and worldwide. Websites recorded 1.9 billion visits and social media reach was 945 million. The ambitious goal of Munich 2022 is to surpass these figures and put on an unforgettable event.

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