The International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) has announced details of live television coverage of the upcoming World Championships in September that will see all 15 Olympic events in rifle, pistol and shotgun disciplines broadcast live via Eurovision.
Eurovision, which is under the umbrella of the European Broadcasting Union, will film and distribute live coverage of the Championships in Granada, Spain, which is due to take place from September 6 to 20.
The 51st edition of the Championships also have the added significance of providing shooters with the first opportunity to qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, an important factor in ensuring television coverage is as widespread as possible, according to ISSF secretary general, Franz Schreiber.
"ISSF President Olegario Vazquez Raña approved a significant investment to produce and distribute live TV footage of all our 15 Olympic events during the World Championships," said Schreiber, speaking at the ISSF headquarters in Munich.
"We will offer the coverage of all Olympic qualifier finals via the European Broadcasting Union, for technical costs only.
"Our member federations can contact their national broadcasters, to inform them that the footage will be available on the Eurovision platform."
Schreiber also revealed the ISSF has relaunched its website which will contain live results, statistics, news and photographs from the Championships in Granada.
"Our aim is to maximise the visibility of our sport in this key moment of the Olympic cycle," added Schreiber.
"Rio 2016 will be an important step forward for our sport.
"After London 2012, we've changed our finals, we've changed the scoring system, and we've tried to make the sport more spectator-friendly.
"Today, we have more media coverage than ever before in the history of our federation.
"Shooting sport is on TV, press, and social media, and President Vazquez and the ISSF will continue to work in this direction, investing for the future of our sport."
The previous edition of the ISSF World Championships took place in Munich in 2010. where more than 2,000 athletes participated in 55 shooting events including non-Olympic disciplines.
The ISSF says it anticipates a similar number of shooters to be competing in Spain in September.
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