The Games debuted at the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020 and are guaranteed for Paris 2024
The International Sport Climbing Federation (IFSC) on Thursday (24) announced a broadcast rights agreement with Discovery Sports. With this, all IFSC World Cup and Climbing World Cup events will be streamed live on the Discovery+ streaming platform.
The contract is signed until the Paris 2024 Olympic Games and will be valid in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Denmark, Finland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden. For countries outside Europe, IFSC said that it will continue to broadcast free, but not live, through the Olympic Channel, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) streaming channel.
“More than anything, our agreement with Discovery+ will enhance the profile of our sport and our athletes, which should result in greater sponsorship opportunities for all climbers around the world. We are confident that partnering with Discovery+ will help cement our position as one of the fastest growing Olympic sports and get more people interested not only to see the climb but to experience it as well . IFSC President Marco Skolaris said in a statement.
To gain access to Discovery+ broadcasts, those interested will need to subscribe to the streaming service, which costs £6.99 per month or £59.99 per year.
It is worth remembering that, until recently, all the main IFSC events could be watched live and free on YouTube on the Federation’s YouTube channel or even through the Olympic Channel platform. The Games debuted at the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020 and are guaranteed for Paris 2024.
The IFSC World Cup season for 2022 will begin on April 8-10 in Meeringen, Switzerland. In total, the city to be defined in Japan will be contested in 14 stages, ending in October.