FIS and Infront extend successful FIS World Cup news project

17 October 2013 10:19
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FIS and Infront Sports & Media are extending their collaboration for news coverage and distribution of the FIS World Cup competitions for the 2013/14 and 2014/2015 seasons. The extension of the agreement was signed among the sports media community at Sportel, Monaco. As a major element of the project, the free distribution of Freestyle and Snowboard news clips to broadcasters will be extended. In addition, the official FIS YouTube channels will, from this season onwards, feature Alpine Skiing, the Nordic disciplines, Freestyle Skiing and Snowboard clips – available free of charge to fans worldwide.

Free access to Snowboard and Freestyle clips for broadcasters

Under the extended agreement, broadcasters will continue to be provided with broadcast-standard quality coverage of these events through the web portal (www.news.infrontams.tv) free-of-charge.

As a service to the fans, Snowboard and Freestyle news programming will continue to be made available via the established dedicated players on the FIS website www.fis-ski.com.  In addition, the National Ski Associations have the possibility of embedding the FIS Snowboard and Freestyle News Players – dedicated FIS online video modules into their own websites - all 100% accessible worldwide.

FIS YouTube channels with extended offer for fans

As a major novelty this year, clips across all disciplines produced by Infront will be made available on the official FIS YouTube channels www.youtube.com/fis. This includes Alpine and Nordic events of which three minute clips will be made available by Infront within six hours after the end of each race free of charge to fans around the world.

To read the full press release, click here.