European Broadcasting Union And FILA Extend Media Rights Deal Through 2016
The European Broadcasting Union and the wrestling governing body FILA have signed a media rights deal covering all FILA World and European Wrestling Championships from '13-16. The new contract covers media rights in Europe for seven championships: four European and three World Championships -- there will be no Worlds in '16 due to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics -- with men's and women's Greco-Roman and Freestyle disciplines contested at each event. The agreement also makes the EBU the worldwide distribution partner for all FILA events on different platforms, inside and outside of Europe. The EBU will also assist FILA in media rights sales. FILA and the EBU have had a partnership since '88, but this latest deal will extend that shared history to 28 years (EBU).