The Games to be broadcasted in over 200 territories worldwide
Internationally, public broadcasters from more than 10 European countries, including Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, the United Kingdom, Sweden and Switzerland, have confirmed their plans for the 23 August-7 September event. Further coverage with an attractive mix of live, broadcast delay and highlights programming, will be provided by additional channels and networks from around the globe, spanning Canada to New Zealand, Malaysia to South America and the Middle East to China, Mexico and the United States.
Pan-European channel Eurosport will show the Games in 20 languages across its continental broadcast footprint. FEI TV, the FEI’s official video website, will live-stream high quality coverage of the entire event, with daily English-language commentary from more than 30 equestrian experts at http://www.feitv.org/. In addition, the FEI’s daily talk-show, hosting a colourful selection of athletes, coaches and celebrities from the equestrian world will be available via FEI TV and other websites, including the official event portal www.normandy2014.com, that will also offer regular clips from the Games in Normandy.
In France, France Télévisions, Official Sponsor, will offer the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy extensive coverage, mixing daily live broadcasting on France 3, as well as a complete digital offer on francetvsport.fr and France TV Sport applications. France 3 will shine the spotlight on every discipline, from 3pm during the week and from 3:20pm on weekends.
Equidia Life, France’s leading equestrian media outlet and Media Partner to the event, will be broadcasting live throughout the Games. 18-million households have access to the channel, which promises to keep its 5-million viewers informed during approximately 150 hours of live coverage. Along with Kamel Boudra and Pascal Boutreau, a team of 20 people will be on site to share the thrills and emotion over a fortnight of absolutely top-class sport. Two daily shows will be broadcast from a TV screen installed in the Games Village: Le Grand Direct, from 9am to 8pm, with commentary from the very best consultants, such as Michel Robert; and Le Grand Soir, from 8pm to 9pm, which will feature a debate and debriefing. Coverage of the opening ceremony will be broadcast on Saturday 23 August at 20:30pm. Equidia Life will also feature live coverage of all the competitions on their website equidia.fr, which is also available via the smartphone application Equidia.