Today, FloSports, the innovator in live sports and original content, announced a multiyear partnership with the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB), in collaboration with IMG, to air a multitude of FIVB events, including the inaugural Volleyball Nations League (VNL) and this year’s World Championships, on FloVolleyball.tv in the U.S.
The agreement with FIVB totals 465 matches in 2018, and positions FloVolleyball as the No. 1 site for men’s and women’s volleyball coverage in the U.S. Overall this year, FloVolleyball will carry 208 days of live volleyball coverage spanning FIVB and VNL, the Big Ten Conference, Norceca Volleyball Confederation, Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (EIVA), and Junior Volleyball Association (JVA) competitions.
The FIVB is the governing body for indoor and beach volleyball. The FIVB has enjoyed great success over the last 70 years; volleyball has grown to become one of the most popular and widely practiced sports in the world. This is a pivotal moment in the future of volleyball.The creation of the Volleyball Nations League, a joint project between FIVB and IMG, is the most important competition in the FIVB’s history and will revolutionize how volleyball is presented; making it more fan-centric and placing our fans, both inside and outside the stadium, at the very heart of the action. Elite athletes from around the world have competed in the prestigious FIVB events, including two-time USA Volleyball Indoor Female Player of the Year Jordan Larson and two-time Olympian Matt Anderson.
The following FIVB events and championships will be aired in the U.S.on FloVolleyball.tv as part of this deal:
- FIVB Volleyball Nations League: 2018-2020
- FIVB Volleyball Men’s and Women’s World Championships: 2018
- FIVB Volleyball Men’s and Women’s World Cup: 2019
- FIVB Volleyball Men’s and Women’s Club World Championships: 2018-2020
“As the international governing body, the FIVB is the world’s largest and most respected volleyball organization,” FloSports co-founder and COO Mark Floreani said. “Our partnership will serve as the cornerstone for our volleyball vertical, allowing us to provide fans with unparalleled coverage of the sport and expanded coverage of the VNL brand. We’re excited to give volleyball fans increased access to these events, and provide unmatched content to the top volleyball events year-round.”
Following the announcement, FIVB President Dr. Ary S. Graça F° said: “This marks another great step for volleyball in one of our key markets. Our sport is hugely popular in America and I am delighted that FloSports and FloVolleyball will provide more opportunities in the digital sphere for fans to enjoy world class action.”
To access live and on-demand coverage of FIVB and VNL events plus additional coverage, visit FloVolleyball.tv and become a monthly or annual PRO subscriber. Either subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the matches on your big screen by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Roku, or Apple TV 4.
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The FIVB is the governing body responsible for all forms of volleyball on a global level. Working closely with National Federations and private enterprises the FIVB aims to develop volleyball as a major world media and entertainment sport through world-class planning and organisation of competitions, marketing and development activities. The FIVB is part of the Olympic Movement, contributing to the success of the Olympic Games.