28 October - 2 November 2010
FICTS (FÉDÉRATION INTERNATIONALE CINÉMA TÉLÉVISION SPORTIFS, 113 MEMBERS COUNTRIES), RECOGNIZED BY IOC, IS THE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF SPORT TELEVISION AND OF THE IMAGES ON THE SCREEN

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RICCI BITTI ASOIF AND ITF PRESIDENT: MANAGEMENT OF SPORTS FEDERATIONS

Dr Francesco Ricci Bitti, President of ASOIF (Association of Summer Olympic International Federations) and Chairman of ITF (International Tennis Federation) held a lecture on “The International Sports Federations” to the 25 future sports managers of the 12th edition of the Master Degree in “Sport Management, Marketing and Society” of the Department of Sociology and Social Research at the University of Milano-Bicocca.

During the lecture Dr Ricci Bitti, after drawing an overview of the new guidelines for the management of Sports Federations and, in particular, the International Tennis Federation, said: “To Promote and develop tennis worldwide at all levels of the game with a vision of Tennis for all in order to ensure anyone, regardless of age, ability or background has the chance to play and watch tennis whose values are universality, inclusiveness, integrity, unity and commitments especially by the most important international bodies of tennis in the world in order to fight in a total way in the war against doping and corruption”.

 

RECORD ASSOLUTO DI ASCOLTI PER IL CANALE UFFICIALE DELLE GIOCHI OLIMPICI INVERNALI SOCHI 2014

I Giochi Olimpici e Paralimpici di Sochi saranno ricordati come i Giochi dei record. 11.161.511 spettatori hanno seguito i canali della piattaforma Sky di cui 6.160.149 unici hanno assistito sul canale olimpico Cielo la “Cerimonia di Chiusura” dei Giochi. I canali  televisivi Olimpici ed il Mosaico Interattivo (social networks)  hanno raccolto quasi 5 milioni di contatti unici dall'inizio dei Giochi facendo registrare un incremento dell'ascolto medio giornaliero del 69% rispetto ai Giochi Olimpici di Vancouver 2010.

2 milioni e 700 mila di spettatori ha seguito l’esibizione di pattinaggio di figura che ha consentito all’italiana Carolina Kostner di conquistare la medaglia di bronzo.

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SOCHI 2014: THE MOST “SOCIAL” OLYMPIC GAMES AND WITH RECORD OF AUDIENCE

The XXII Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be remembered not only for being the most expensive in history (after Beijing 2008) but also such as the sports event more “social”.

Nearly 2 million mentions (in English, Italian and Russian languages) published on the web on best social networks Twitter, Facebook and on blogs and forums. Alpine skiing, skating, bobsleigh, snowboard are the most mentioned sports disciplines. Extraordinary result of audience of the “Opening Ceremony” (Friday, February 7th) followed by an average of 1,468,782 total viewers, with a share of 8,51%.

 

INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE AWARDS SOCHI 2014 BROADCAST RIGHTS IN CARIBBEAN

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has awarded the exclusive broadcast rights in the Caribbean* to International Media Content Ltd. (IMC), the parent company of SportsMax, for the XXII Olympic Winter Games in 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

IMC has acquired exclusive English language broadcast rights on all media platforms, excluding internet and mobile rights.

IOC President Thomas Bach said: “This agreement is another step in ensuring the universality of the Olympic Games. Having worked with IMC to broadcast both the Vancouver and London Games, we are very pleased to be able to rely on their expertise once again in Sochi”.

SportsMax will provide live coverage of the Games on SportsMax and SportsMax2, starting with the Opening Ceremony on 7 February straight through to the final competition day on 23 February.

 

IOC AWARDS 2014-2016 BROADCAST RIGHTS IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has awarded the broadcast rights in Sub-Saharan Africa to Infront Sports & Media AG for the XXII Olympic Winter Games in 2014 in Sochi, Russia, the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2014 in Nanjing, China.


Infront has acquired exclusive broadcast rights on free to air television and non-exclusive internet and mobile broadcast rights.


IOC President Thomas Bach said: “This agreement reflects the global appeal of the Olympic Games, and our aim is to reach audiences in all regions across the globe with the best broadcast offering. We want to not only generate viewership for sports where African athletes already perform successfully, but also boost appeal for Olympic sports gaining popularity on the continent.” 

IOC member Richard Carrión, who led the negotiations, said: “Infront has acquired the rights and will now work to sublicense those rights to broadcasters in the region to ensure excellent coverage of the Olympic Games for sports fans. The partnership with Infront allows us to take advantage of its network across the continent, supported further by a tailor-made editorial plan for African broadcasters and their viewers”.

Stephan Herth, Executive Director Summer Sports of Infront Sports & Media, said: “We would like to thank the IOC for trusting in our broadcast distribution experience and ability to extend the spirit and scope of Olympic programming to an even broader audience. Our ambition is to encourage the growth of sport in Africa with a dedicated broadcast product and continue to advocate the Olympics as a worldwide event. We are looking forward to delivering the Winter Olympics to television screens in so many countries in Africa for the first time in 2014.

 
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