With the 2015 edition of the European Mixed Team Championships (#EMTC15) just around the corner Badminton Europe and the local organisers have been hard at work behind the scenes in preparation for what we hope will be the best European Mixed Team Championships to date.
As well as local promotion and TV coverage the 2015 championships will go out across the world on several different platforms reaching a potential audience in excess of 200 million households.
Where to Watch
The knockout stages of the event will be broadcast across the globe to China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and USA and The Caribbean as well as territories closer to home including Russia, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Turkey.
Badminton Europe will also stream the championships LIVE on BETV
with matches shown from one group match from each session. The knockout stages will also be streamed live on BETV
and as an added bonus Badminton Europe are delighted to announce that we will steam TV quality images for the semi-finals and finals.
BETV streaming schedule for 2015 European Mixed Team Championships:
11 February 2015
10.00 CET Sweden - France
14.30 CET The Netherlands - Poland
19.00 CET Germany - Spain
12 February 2015
10.00 CET England - Ireland
14.30 CET Germany - Scotland
19.00 CET England - Belgium
*Please note some geo blocking in selective regions may apply due to TV restrictions. Please contact your local broadcaster for details.*
Where to Follow
In addition to the terrestrial and online TV coverage Badminton Europe will be active on social media for the duration of the tournament with live comment from Leuven on Facebook and Twitter. So for all the social media junkies out there don’t forget to follow Badminton Europe on twitter
and use the hashtag #EMTC15 for all your comments and stay tuned on Facebook for a full live photo gallery from Leuven.
Leuven will also feature in the next edition of the BWF magazine show Badminton Unlimited with IMG travelling to Belgium to record footage both on and off court which will form part of a feature in the upcoming online show.
As always the event will have full live scoring with matches and schedule all available on Tournament Software so for those on the move you will never have to miss a beat from your preferred match. For full draws, schedule and scores click HERE
Travel to Belgium and watch the games LIVE
The Belgium Badminton Federation have been synonymous with organising top class events over the past years with their flagship Yonex Belgian International one of the big events on the Badminton Europe circuit. This year’s European Mixed Team Championships will be held in the same arena as the annual Belgian International.
The expansive Sportoase Arena will be a fitting venue for such a major event and Leuven itself is only a short 15 minute car transfer from Brussels airport with direct flights serving the European parliament hub daily from all corners of the continent. There are also direct trains to Leuven from the airport and Brussels which depart regularly. Also from Paris, London and Amsterdam you can be in Brussels in 1.5 of 2.5 hours respectively by Eurostar.
The group matches will be played on the 11th & 12th February with three sessions each day at 1000, 14.30 and 1900 local time. The quarter finals on Friday split in two session at 1400 & 1900 local time, with semi-finals on Saturday again in two sessions with the final on Sunday 15th February at 1400 hours local time.
Tickets are available online by clicking HERE
and remember if you want to do it in style there are a limited number of champagne packages available with VIP access available from €200.00
Remember if you are travelling to Leuven, Belgium is of course a proud member of the Euro zone with the Euro the local currency.
What to see in and around Leuven
No trip to Leuven would be complete without a trip to visit one of its breweries. Stella Artois is one of the more famous and the brewery is open for visits on Saturday and Sunday with prices from €8.50 per person. Click on www.breweryvisits.com
for more information.
As a University suburb of Brussels a visit to the University Library Tower is a must. Spectacular views across the city are the reward for a strenuous climb up the stairs but every step is worth the effort. Visits cost €7.00 and the tower is open daily.
There are also a range of museums and buildings in the city and more information can be found at www.visitleuven.be
Finally Badminton Europe will have a limited run hard copy print of the latest edition of the BEC online magazine
available to purchase in the arena. We look forward to seeing you there!
Article by Mark Phelan for Badminton Europe.