SPAR European Cross Country Champs to be televised in 12 countries

Belgrade 2013 SPAR Euro Cross to be televised in 11 countries
European Athletics

The Belgrade 2013 SPAR European Cross Country Championships will be televised live this weekend.

Twelve International Broadcasters from across the continent will be televising the Belgrade 2013 SPAR European Cross Country Championships this weekend.

National Broadcasters in Belgium, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom plan to show more than 25 hours of live or delayed coverage of the championships’ 20th edition.

The number of broadcasters is one more than for last year’s event in Budapest and there has been an increase in the intended number of hours to be televised from 17 hours for Budapest 2012 to 25.5 hours – with Russia’s broadcast intentions still to be confirmed. 

European Athletics will also stream live the SPAR European Cross Country Championships on 8 December with English-language commentary.

The live streaming platform at http://eurovision.digotel.com/ea/index.html is provided in partnership with European Athletics' principal sponsor SPAR.

Athletics fans around the world will be able to watch the championships live in their entirety. Fans will also be able to instantly rewind the action and watch video on demand of an event just a few minutes after it has finished.

A Facebook feature allows fans to chat with each other as they watch the action unfold, while they can follow all the latest news and opinions on the championships through a feature that lets them follow the @Euro_Cross and @EuroAthletics Twitter feeds and see all the Tweets with the #Belgrade2013 hashtag.

During Belgrade 2013, fans can also keep track of the action through the Belgrade 2013 Live Blog on the homepage of www.european-athletics.org. Minute-by-minute reports, tweets, photos, athlete interview videos will be posted here as the action unfolds.

This article was modified Friday 6 December to reflect increased television coverage, with Sweden now also broadcasting the event.