SPORTS

First European Games to be screened on NERIT

Baku 2015 European Games has signed a broadcast deal with Greek state television NERIT to ensure this summer’s inaugural event will be shown in the birthplace of the Olympics.

New Hellenic Radio, Internet and Television (NERIT), the main public service provider in Greece, will broadcast live coverage of the first European Games on a daily basis, as well as the spectacular Opening and Closing Ceremonies on its TV and online platforms.

Simon Clegg, Chief Operating Officer of Baku 2015, said: “It is fantastic to have signed this agreement with the national broadcaster in Greece, meaning Baku 2015 will be shown in millions more households in Europe.

“As a proud sporting nation, it is wonderful to know that supporters will be able to follow their favorite athletes in action, especially through the comprehensive digital coverage provided by the deal.”

Petros Mais, Managing Director of NERIT, said: “As the home of the ancient Olympic Games, Greece has a rich sporting history which is recognized and appreciated around the world. The first European Games is an important moment in European sport and we are very proud to be providing the coverage in our country.”

NERIT, a member of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), was formed in 2014 after the abolition of the former Greek public service broadcaster, ERT.