The World Games will be broadcasted in more countries than ever before. In addition to this, the Games can be watched around the clock on the Olympic Channel.
After the host country Poland, France has the biggest team of athletes taking part in The World Games. Altogether 193 French athletes/teams will compete in Wroclaw during the two weeks in the 31 sports of the Games. The World Games 2017 will be shown on a free-to-air TV channel in France: L'Equipe TV will distribute The World Games Channel 24/7 to 66 million French people from 20th to 30th July.
Other big TV markets that will watch The World Games include Russia (Match TV) and Japan (TBS) that will show the 24/7 channel as well. In Germany, the Games can be watched on SPORT1 and in China through several channels. In Africa, the 24/7 channel will run on the TV station Kweese that distributes the Games to more than 50 countries on the continent.
The Olympic Channel will present 235 hours of coverage of The World Games through a 24/7 online channel dedicated to the Games on its global digital platform. In addition to live coverage of the Opening Ceremony on 20 July, the 24/7 online channel will begin at 7 a.m. CET on 21 July and continue through midnight CET on 30 July. The online channel will be available at olympicchannel.com and on the Olympic Channel’s mobile apps for Android and iOS, and will feature live and delayed coverage, event replays and a daily highlights programme at 8 a.m. CET.
The Games will also be broadcasted on The World Games Channel, hosted by the IWGA.
“I am delighted in the global interest in The World Games that we are seeing. The World Games 2017 broadcasts will reach a record number of countries. I am very delighted that the Olympic Channel will showcase the high level of our competitions”, IWGA President José Perurena said.
The World Games is a multi-sport event staged every four years by the International World Games Association under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee. The 10th edition of The World Games will be held in Wroclaw, Poland, 20–30 July 2017. Over 3,000 athletes from 31 sports and over 110 countries will take part in the Games.