Launch of SportAccord Media House
10 Apr 2015 - SportAccord to launch Media House during the SportAccord Convention 2015, for the benefit of its members. Initial services launched with IEC in Sports.
As part of its promise to deliver greater services to all its Member Federations, SportAccord is pleased to announce the launch of the SportAccord Media House. The SportAccord Media House opens with broadcast solutions for all of SportAccord’s members, in partnership with IEC in Sports.
Initially, the SportAccord Media House will provide the following services to all its members to aid their broadcast offerings-
1. Online video archive
2. Broadcast operations
3. Host broadcasting
4. Digital distribution
5. Programme production
The rate card for services will be specially designed and priced while bearing in mind the common needs of SportAccord’s member federations. The rates for all services have been benchmarked by international standards that shall range from small-scale productions to mega-event productions that will include live HD broadcast for multi-sport games.
The SportAccord Media House is born out of a desire to allow access to all International Sports Federations to high-quality services anywhere in the world. The aim of these services is to empower all IFs to enhance production of their sports for broadcast purposes, while maximising their reach amongst the public and increasing visibility on social media. SportAccord believes that this would only help in improving the global image of sport.
Commenting on the launch, SportAccord President Marius Vizer said, "The SportAccord Media House is the latest service provided for the benefit of all members of SportAccord. Standardised broadcast of sports events is of extreme importance for the growth and proliferation of sports today, and these services will be provided at very attractive prices to all IFs. We also believe that the SportAccord Media House would enable easier access to high-quality and competent production options to the federations for broadcast of their respective events."
IEC in Sports is a leading sports media production house headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden and produces live events and programmes for multiple sports federations globally. Daniel Franck, CEO of IEC in Sports said, "We are delighted to partner with SportAccord for the launch of the SportAccord Media House. IEC in Sports has been offering broadcast and production solutions to many international federations’ satisfaction for many years now and through the platform of the international federations’ union, we would be able to expand into new sports. We are committed to delivering services consistent with our reputation and have a professional and committed workforce that strives to deliver excellence in all endeavours. The SportAccord Media House would be of special importance to those sports who have not been able to maximise their broadcast potential in the digital age."
The services of the SportAccord Media House would not be restricted to the International Federations, but would also be available to National Federations and local organizing committees (LOCs) alike. All services provided by IEC in Sports would be independent of rights, agencies and host broadcasters.
The SportAccord Media House will offer more services to all of SportAccord’s members in the future. These services would encompass the range of operations of all sports federations and would seek to ease access to service providers for all essential aspects of sports management and events, including but not limited to merchandising, medals, lighting, venue arrangements etc.
More information on the SportAccord Media House can be obtained by writing to the following: