International Sports Broadcasting SL (ISB) have been appointed to sell the television rights for next year's European Games in Minsk, it has been announced.

ISB had been chosen last month as the host broadcaster for the Games, due to take place between June 22 and 30 next year and which is expected to feature 4,000 athletes competing in 180 medal events in 15 sports. 

The decision follows a successful partnership between the Spanish-based ISB and European Olympic Committees at the inaugural European Games in Baku in 2015.

The Opening Ceremony of Baku 2015 was watched live in 120 countries and the Games were broadcast across 145 countries around the world with a global reach of over 820 million people and every broadcaster showing an average of 5-6 hours of live coverage each day, it is claimed.

A key feature of the second edition of the Games is set to be the exclusive new-look mixed gender athletics event, "Dynamic New Athletics". 

The event has been designed in collaboration with European Athletics to appeal to a wider television audience, with the new format involving Europe's top 30-ranked nations competing across 10 events in a maximum time of two hours.

A total of 11 of the sports at Minsk 2019 will be qualifiers for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.