Baku 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games has announced that Azerbaijan Television and Radio Broadcasting Closed Joint-Stock Company (AzTV), will air coverage of the Games, which will be held in Baku on May 12-22.
As part of this agreement, AzTV will have exclusive access to footage from the Games, including: Live coverage of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, which will take place at the Baku Olympic Stadium on 12 and 22 May respectively; A one-hour daily highlights programme, featuring the best sporting action and medal events from the Games; Live coverage of all 16 matches in the football competition, which features teams from Turkey, Cameroon, Senegal, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Palestine, Algeria and Azerbaijan; A two-hour Games highlights programme.
This will be shown exclusively across both AzTV and Idman-Azerbaycan channels.
Speaking about the announcement, Elsevar Dunyamaliyev, the Deputy chair of AzTV said: “We are delighted to be able to bring the Baku 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games to the people of Azerbaijan.
“AzTV has a long history of broadcasting major events across Azerbaijan and this is no exception. Baku 2017 promises to be a fantastic international sporting event, which will serve to strengthen the spirit of Islamic Solidarity that exists not just in Azerbaijan, but across the entire Islamic world.”
Elchin Safarov, Corporate Director of Baku 2017 added: “We are delighted to be partnering with Azerbaijan’s leading broadcaster, AzTV. It is without doubt a nation institution and has a long and rich tradition of covering major events in our country’s history.”
“As the Rights-Holder for the host country of the Baku 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games, AzTV will ensure that these Games receive comprehensive coverage across the whole of Azerbaijan.”
The Baku 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games will feature athletes from every one of the ISSF’s 57 member nations, who are based across four continents. Athletes will compete in 20 sports, across 270 medal events, including football, athletics, gymnastics, wrestling and boxing.
Tickets for the Baku 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games are available online, via the Baku2017 website – www.baku2017.com or via 12 outlets located across Baku.
Athletes from Islamic countries around the world will be representing their nations over 10 days of competition across 20 different sports which include 23 disciplines (Athletics and Para Athletics, Aquatics – Diving, Aquatics – Swimming, Aquatics – Water Polo, Basketball 3x3, Football, Gymnastics – Artistic, Gymnastics – Rhythmic, Wushu, Table Tennis, Handball, Judo and Blind Judo, Wrestling – Greco, Wrestling – Freestyle, Shooting, Tennis, Volleyball, Boxing, Zurkhaneh, Karate, Taekwondo and Weightlifting) in 16 world-class sporting venues in Baku.
Azerbaijan’s capital city Baku was awarded the Games at the General Assembly of the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation (ISSF) in Jeddah in July 2013.