Posted on | March 1, 2017 | Category: News
The Olympic Channel and the International Orienteering Federation (IOF) today announced that an agreement has been reached to collaborate on content for the Olympic Channel, starting with World Ski Orienteering Championships.
The International Orienteering Federation (IOF) join the 48 other federations and sport organisations who have announced similar agreements with the Olympic Channel.
– We are excited to be able to create and distribute content from orienteering events and activities worldwide via the Olympic Channel, said Tom Hollowell, Secretary General of the IOF.
– As an IOC recognized federation, being able to promote orienteering and our athletes on the Olympic Channel platform is very important to us. We look forward to the impact of this agreement.
– The Olympic Channel provides a platform for the promotion of all sports and athletes within the Olympic Movement, said Mark Parkman, General Manager of the Olympic Channel.
– We are excited to work together in our collective efforts to help expand the reach of these sports through the creation and distribution of content to audiences worldwide.
The cooperation will get off to a very good start as the Olympic Channel will provide live event streaming and highlights programs from the World Ski Orienteering Championships March 7 – 12.
The Olympic Channel, which recently announced the availability of multiple languages on the global digital platform, is currently scheduled to present nearly 500 competitions across nearly 200 events in 2017. The Channel provides an ancillary platform to distribute content and collaborations to broadcast live events are complementary to current broadcast and distribution arrangements.
The Olympic Channel is a multi-platform destination where fans can experience the power of sport and the excitement of the Olympic Games all year round, and is available worldwide via mobile apps for Android and iOS devices and at olympicchannel.com.
About the International Orienteering Federation (IOF)
The International Orienteering Federation (IOF) is the international governing body of the sport of orienteering. The IOF governs four orienteering disciplines: foot orienteering, mountain bike orienteering, ski orienteering, and trail orienteering.
About the Olympic Channel
The Olympic Channel is a multi-platform destination where fans can discover, engage and share in the power of sport and the excitement of the Olympic Games all year round. Offering original programming, news, live sports events and highlights, the Olympic Channel provides additional exposure for sports and athletes 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The Olympic Channel was launched in August 2016 in support of the IOC’s goal, set out in Olympic Agenda 2020, of providing a new way to engage younger generations, fans and new audiences with the Olympic Movement. Founding Partners supporting the Olympic Channel are Worldwide TOP Partners Bridgestone, Toyota and Alibaba.