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Experts analyse season from a TV perspective
28 April 2013 года
Experts analyse season from a TV perspective
“After the season is before the season,”. Under this motto, this week saw a specific TV seminar for Cross-Country Skiing held at the Hotel Hilton Zurich Airport on Monday, 22nd April, followed by the overall TV Briefing on Tuesday 23rd April, where all FIS disciplines had a chance to review the past season together with the main European broadcasters and TV rights holders.

The Cross-Country TV Seminar has become an annual meeting where the season can be analysed from the TV production and quality perspectives A group of more than 20 highly engaged FIS Cross-Country TV experts, commentators, representatives of the international TV rights holder Infront Sports & Media and FIS timing and data partner Swiss Timing, along with staff from both FIS and FIS Marketing AG, gathered in Zürich (SUI) to focus on possible TV production for each of the different competition formats, the World Cup calendar as well as on general development of Cross-Country Skiing.

Additional discussion points included inputs on various items such as the use of TV graphics, pre-event running order, winner presentations and international flash interviews.

"We are very happy about working together with such a highly engaged group of experts and Cross-Country Skiing enthusiasts. The annual TV meeting is one of the most important sessions after each season providing us with valuable feedback and interesting suggestions for the future of Cross-Country Skiing," commented Pierre Mignerey, FIS Cross-Country Race Director.

The cross-discipline TV briefing on Tuesday featured reviews of the past season for each discipline by the respective FIS Race Directors with additional feedback presentations provided by the rights holders, European Broadcasting Union and Infront Sports & Media, as well as detailed input from the main broadcasters. The ensuing discussions focused on planned future enhancements in TV production, graphics and formats to continue to improve the presentation of the FIS disciplines on television. The upcoming season calendars and timelines for finalising the event starting times were also reviewed in detail. Thanks to all participants for a great dialogue!

Source: FIS

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