Indesit European Champions League Volleyball 2007-2008 Live
25 million homes in 43 different European countries will be able to tune in every Wednesday night on Eurosport 2, the new generation sports channel, to watch two LIVE matches of the most prestigious European Volleyball competition.
The Group Stage takes place from 17 October 2007 to 30 January 2008. 10 weekly meetings will be broadcast on Eurosport 2, on this period, in prime time, 17.30 to 22.30. Viewers will have the chance to follow the best women and men’s teams of the 2007-2008 Champions’ League, distributed into 5 pools of 4 in the women's competitions (20 teams), and 6 pools of 4 teams for the men's (24 teams).
Starting on 12 February 2008, the play-offs will be broadcast weekly on Eurosport 2, through to the Finals taking place on 29-30 March, and 5-6 April, 2008. The title holders of the Champions league are VfB Friedrichshafen (Germany, Men) and Foppapedretti Bergamo (Italy, Women).
Mr. André MEYER, CEV President, declared: « We are extremely satisfied to have finalized this new contract with the group Eurosport, and more particularly with Eurosport 2, which offers through the live broadcasting of a major European volleyball competition a real opportunity for our sport to position itself next to the basketball and handball European Leagues.
This new weekly editorial positioning on Eurosport 2 confirms the « prime time » strategy desired by Eurosport. Mrs. Katharina POGGIOLI, Responsible for Acquisitions with Eurosport, confirms the “growing success of this new channel which focuses its programming on the live broadcast of the whole season of the main team sports European competitions.”