Broadband users worldwide and those attending SportAccord 2008 will be able to view the 2016 Summer Games shortlist announcement, as well as watch exclusive interviews with sports industry leaders on the new SportAccord TV.
The dedicated channel will deliver content “live from SportAccord” to video screens at the SportAccord convention in Athens June 2-6, through a partnership with World Championship Sports Network (WCSN), the largest broadband service dedicated to international sport.
SportAccord TV is lining up interviews with top executives and personalities among the 1500 delegates expected to attend the sixth edition of the event, which takes place at the Athens Hilton.
Claude Ruibal, Chief Executive of WCSN said, “WCSN is pleased to be working with SportAccord to help deliver for them the complete video and content documentation of the event, offering all the participants the ability to see, hear and read, on a video on demand (VOD) basis, all the major presentations from the event. We hope this, together with a number of planned interviews, provides everyone associated with SportAccord the ability to capture the full value of the rich and diverse offerings on the program”.
According to a media release the principal viewer platform for SportAccord TV will be www.sportaccord.com, with the significant bonus of www.wcsn.com.
SportAccord General Manager Anna Hellman said, “a key development strategy for SportAccord is to add value to the delegate experience, not just during SportAccord week but all year round. Developing this video service together with WCSN will not only provide more valuable content for the SportAccord website and the SportAccord community, but will also allow participants greater flexibility across the week”.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is announcing the names of the cities successfully making it to official candidate status in the race to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, and representatives from the cities will be invited to appear on SportAccord TV.
There will be an estimated 500 organizations from around the world in attendance at the event which will feature a “dynamic exhibition, numerous networking receptions, and top-level conference sessions” as well as the host the annual general meetings of the Sports Governing Bodies.
SportAccord is also launching the SportAccord Yearbook this year as a reference tool. All delegations will receive a complimentary copy of the book which will contain valuable information on sports organizations and cities as well as reports of the proceedings in Athens.