Eurovision inks media rights deal with USSA

Pascale Paoli-Lebailly | 03-12-2013

EBU's Eurovision network and the US Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) have sealed a deal on the US exploitation of the media rights to the 2015 and 2017 FIS Alpine and Nordic Ski World Championships, including the 2015 Alpine Ski World Championships, in Vail/Beaver Creek, Colorado.

Under the agreement, USSA will manage rights distribution in the US for major national networks, sports networks and other cable broadcasters. It will handle exclusive multi-platform exploitation in the US of these showcase FIS events, including for television, radio, online and mobile platforms.

In addition, the EBU subsidiary Eurovision Production Coordination (EPC) will manage production of the two FIS World Cups in Vail/Beaver Creek, between 29 November and 8 December. These serve as test events for the 2015 Alpine Ski World Championships, where the EPC will be the host broadcaster.