Spring Media Group gears up its production planning, and the media rights sales & distribution, for the inaugural European Para Championships (EPC) set for August 8th-20th, 2023. Ten different para sports will be organized simultaneously in the heart of Rotterdam, Netherlands, for the very first time, seeing 1500 athletes from 45 countries compete for Championship trophies.
“We strongly believe that the concept of the EPC will contribute immensely to the growth and success of parasports”, says Eric Kersten, Founder of the European Para Championships. “If you want to get fans more interested in these spectacular sports, you must bring it out to the people. For exactly that reason, besides the famous Rotterdam Ahoy, we use several city center courts in the heart of Rotterdam as our sports venues. The cooperation with Spring Media Group is also going to help us enormously in achieving this important objective.”
“The 2023 European Para Championships is a beautiful sporting concept with high ambitions for global viewership and long-term growth,” says Tobias Osmund, CEO Spring Media Group. “We’re thrilled and humbled to produce and distribute the action, and have been hard at work to ensure a reliable and tailor made TV product – using both onsite and remote facilities – fit for the complexity of multisport events.”
According to Niels van Boheemen, Head of Broadcast at the European Para Championships, the efficient production and distribution workflows, together with the wide sales network of the Spring Media Group is crucial for creating a first successful edition and build-up towards 2027. “Due to Spring Media Group’s experience in creating a platform for upcoming sports, we believe to have found the right partner to build an international audience that these para athletes deserve, for now and the cycles to come.“
About Spring Media Group
Spring Media Group is an international full-service sports agency that serves some of the biggest leagues, federations, teams and broadcasters in the world. Its business is built around three core areas including Rights Management, Production Services, and Streaming Solutions. The Group includes rights agencies Hogmore and Athletic Sports Group, streaming platform Staylive, and production company Sportacentrs.
Spring Media Group has a hundred employees with global reach throughout the Nordics, Europe, the Americas, and Asia. The Group distributes, sells and produces over 100 000 hours of live sports annually and works with over 500 broadcast partners.