TV audience of 5.8 million watches Budapest 2012 SPAR European Cross Country Championships

TV audience of 5.8 million watches Budapest 2012 SPAR European Cross Country Championships
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TV audience of 5.8 million watches Budapest 2012 SPAR European Cross Country Championships


The Budapest 2012 SPAR European Cross Country Championships attracted a television audience of 5.8 million (excluding news audiences) when it was broadcast in December 2012.


A total of 11 International Broadcasters across Europe showed 29 hours of cross country coverage from the one-day event.

Television channels in France, Italy, Spain, Great Britain, Belgium, Hungary, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal and Russia broadcast live and delayed action, highlights and sports programme footage of the championships.

The cumulated television audience for Budapest was the second highest total in the last five years of the event, with only Velenje 2011’s audience of 8.61 million topping Budapest’s audience.

The next SPAR European Cross Country Championships, 20th edition, will take place in Belgrade, Serbia, on 9 December.

Local Organising Committee