2011 World Championships Broadcast Schedule

International fans can watch nine games on the ‘Official Internet Stream’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Wednesday, July 6 – PARIS, FRANCE – The majority of games played at the 2011 IFAF Senior World Championship of American football will be aired on ORF television in Austria and across the European continent by Eurosport 2.

The nine ORF-broadcast games will also be available free of charge to a worldwide audience through the ‘Official Internet Stream of the 2011 IFAF World Championship of American Football powered by ORF’ on thewww.IFAF.org website.  Additional games will be streamed in some territories through a pay-per-view Eurosport 2 webcast.

Austrian national television network ORF and European continental broadcaster Eurosport 2 will combine to show nine of the 12 group games from Graz and Innsbruck in Austria, starting on July 8 and will both feature all four medal and placement games in Vienna on July 15 and 16.  Eurosport Asia-Pacific will also show games featuring Australia and Japan.

Viewers without access to either ORF or Eurosport 2 will be able to watch some games via a web stream accessible through the official IFAF website www.IFAF.org and the official event websitewww.americanfootball2011.com/en/.

Of the 13 games available via the webcast, nine will be streamed worldwide free of charge on ORF and four will be available on Eurosport 2 only in countries within the European broadcasting union only for a charge of €4.90.  Negotiations are underway to increase the international scope of both the TV and web coverage.

For football fans unable to access either the TV coverage or webcast due to international broadcasting restrictions, a daily highlight show focusing on each day’s games will be available, along with previews and features at the IFAF YouTube site www.YouTube.com/IFAFinsider.

Live scoring updates and details of key plays from all games will keep fans informed throughwww.Facebook.com/IFAF.org and Twitter @IFAFinsider.

Coverage will kick off live on Eurosport 2 on Thursday, July 8, when Germany takes on Mexico in Group A at 7pm local time (1pm EDT).  ORF airs its first game on TV and via a webcast on Saturday, July 9 when host Austria faces two-time world champion Japan in Group B live at 3pm local time (9am EDT).  ORF games will feature a five-camera production for group games and 11 cameras will be dedicated to High Definition broadcasts from Vienna for the medal rounds.

“We are delighted to partner with ORF and Eurosport 2 to broadcast the games and thank both networks for making the games available to a wider audience via a web stream,” said MICHAEL ESCHLBÖCK of host federation AFBÖ.  “I am sure there will be American football fans watching at all hours of the day on several continents and we look forward to the eight competing teams giving them a reason to stay glued to their screens.”

ORF is the leading terrestrial Austrian national public service broadcaster.  Eurosport 2 is available in 50 million homes and 47 countries, broadcasting in 14 different languages and its American football programming includes European domestic championship games and Arena Football League games.

For more information about the IFAF Senior World Championship please visit the official website atwww.americanfootball2011.com/en/ and www.IFAF.org.

2011 IFAF Senior World Championship TV schedule

* All times subject to change

Date Game Broadcast Time (CET) TV
Fri July 8 USA vs. Australia 3pm N/A
Fri July 8 Germany vs. Mexico 7pm – Live Eurosport 2
Sat July 9 Austria vs. Japan 3pm – Live ORF
Time tbc – Delayed Eurosport Asia-Pacific
Sat July 9 France vs. Canada 7pm N/A
Sun July 10 Mexico vs. Australia 3pm N/A
Sun July 10 Germany vs. USA 10pm – Delayed Eurosport 2
Mon July 11 Japan vs. France 3pm – Live ORF
Time tbc – Delayed Eurosport Asia-Pacific
Mon July 11 Canada vs. Austria 7pm – Live ORF
11pm – Delayed Eurosport 2
Tue July 12 Australia vs. Germany 3pm – Live Eurosport 2
Time tbc – Delayed Eurosport Asia-Pacific
Tue July 12 USA vs. Mexico 7pm – Live Eurosport 2
Wed July 13 Canada vs. Japan 3pm – Live ORF
Time tbc – Delayed Eurosport Asia-Pacific
Wed July 13 Austria vs. France 7pm – Live ORF
11pm – Delayed Eurosport 2
Fri July 15 Seventh Place Game 3pm – Live ORF
Fri July 15 Bronze Medal Game 7pm – Live ORF
11pm – Delayed Eurosport 2
Sat July 16 Fifth Place Game 3pm – Live ORF
Sat July 16 Gold Medal Game 7pm – Live ORF
11pm – Delayed Eurosport 2

Note: Games on July 15 and July 16 that feature Australia and Japan will be featured on a delayed broadcast on Eurosport Asia-Pacific.

The broadcast schedules of ORF and Eurosport 2 can be found at:

http://tv.orf.at/program/orfsportplus/20110701/

http://tv.eurosport.de/tvpress.shtml?ctspo=24&ctcom=135&ctcha=201&ctbrd=1,3,4&ctlan=1

2011 IFAF Senior World Championship webcast schedule

* All times subject to change

Live game links will be posted at www.IFAF.org.

‘Official Internet Stream of the 2011 IFAF World Championship of American Football powered by ORF.’

Date Game Webcast Time

(Local / US EDT)

Webcast channel Cost
Sat July 9 Austria vs. Japan 3pm / 9am ORF – Live Free
Mon July 11 Japan vs. France 3pm / 9am ORF – Live Free
Mon July 11 Canada vs. Austria 7pm / 1pm ORF – Live Free
Wed July 13 Canada vs. Japan 3pm / 9am ORF – Live Free
Wed July 13 Austria vs. France 7pm / 1pm ORF – Live Free
Fri July 15 Seventh Place Game 3pm / 9am ORF – Live Free
Fri July 15 Bronze Medal Game 7pm / 1pm ORF – Live Free
Sat July 16 Fifth Place Game 3pm / 9am ORF – Live Free
Sat July 16 Gold Medal Game 7pm / 1pm ORF – Live Free

Eurosport 2 web stream

Date Game Webcast Time

(Local)

Webcast channel Cost
Fri July 8 Germany vs. Mexico 7pm Eurosport 2 – Live * €4.90
Sun July 10 Germany vs. USA 8pm Eurosport 2 – Delayed * €4.90
Mon July 11 Canada vs. Austria 8pm Eurosport 2 – Delayed * Free
Tue July 12 Australia vs. Germany 3pm Eurosport 2 – Live * €4.90
Tue July 12 USA vs. Mexico 7pm Eurosport 2 – Live * €4.90
Wed July 13 Austria vs. France 8pm Eurosport 2 – Delayed * Free
Fri July 15 Bronze Medal Game 8pm Eurosport 2 – Delayed * Free
Sat July 16 Gold Medal Game 8pm Eurosport 2 – Delayed * Free

* Games shown on the Eurosport 2 webcast are only available in France, Germany and Italy due to broadcasting regulations.

* Games shown on a delayed basis on Eurosport 2 will be aired one hour after kickoff.

This entry was posted in Latest News. Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.