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The Uim Union Internationale Motonautique joins Olympic Channel

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UIM President Dr Raffaele Chiulli
UIM President Dr Raffaele Chiulli

MONACO – 02 March 2017 – The UNION INTERNATIONALE MOTONAUTIQUE today announced that it has reached an agreement with the Olympic Channel to collaborate on content for the Olympic Channel. This new cooperation agreement brings the number of the global platform’s federation partners to 49.

“The strategic cooperation with the Olympic Channel opens a fantastic window for the UIM to showcase the Powerboat Sport to a global audience”, said Thomas Kurth, Secretary General of the UIM. “As Recognized Sports Federation we are delighted to line up in company with other prestigious International Sports Federations to feed the Olympic Channel with spectacular content.”

“The Olympic Channel provides a platform for the promotion of all sports and athletes within the Olympic Movement,” said Mark Parkman, General Manager of the Olympic Channel. “We are excited to work together in our collective efforts to help expand the reach of these sports through the creation and distribution of content to audiences worldwide.”

The Olympic Channel, which recently announced the availability of multiple languages on the global digital platform, is currently scheduled to present nearly 500 competitions across nearly 200 events in 2017. The Channel provides an ancillary platform to distribute content and collaborations to broadcast live events are complementary to current broadcast and distribution arrangements.

In addition, the Olympic Channel is working with International Federations, Recognised Sport Federations and Recognised Organisations to create innovative partnerships encompassing live event streaming, event coverage, highlights, magazine shows, news coverage and original programming as well as technical business solutions.

The Olympic Channel is a multi-platform destination where fans can experience the power of sport and the excitement of the Olympic Games all year round, and is available worldwide via mobile apps for Android and iOS devices and at olympicchannel.com.

About the Union Internationale Motonautique. The Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM) is the world governing body for all Powerboating activities. It is fully recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and is a member of the Association of the IOC Recognized International Sports Federations (ARISF) and of SportAccord for whom the UIM President serves as President and Vice President respectively. The UIM has 59 affiliated National Federations. Circuit, Offshore, Pleasure Navigation and Aquabike are the main disciplines. The UIM has signed a Cooperation Agreement with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) to further its range of environmental initiatives, share expertise and work together for “greening” the Sport.

About the Olympic Channel

The Olympic Channel is a multi-platform destination where fans can discover, engage and share in the power of sport and the excitement of the Olympic Games all year round. Offering original programming, news, live sports events and highlights, the Olympic Channel provides additional exposure for sports and athletes 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The Olympic Channel was launched in August 2016 in support of the IOC’s goal, set out in Olympic Agenda 2020, of providing a new way to engage younger generations, fans and new audiences with the Olympic Movement. Founding Partners supporting the Olympic Channel are Worldwide TOP Partners Bridgestone, Toyota and Alibaba. The Olympic Channel is available worldwide via mobile apps for Android and iOS devices and at olympicchannel.com

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