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The World Games 2022 announces new television agreement with CBS Sports

The Birmingham Organizing Committee for The World Games 2022 on Monday announced a new television agreement with CBS Sports.

The World Games 2022, an international multisport event organized with the support of the International Olympic Committee, will hold its 11th edition in Birmingham July 7-17, 2022. An anticipated 3,600 athletes will take part in more than 30 sports throughout the Games.

CBS Sports will televise 12 hours of coverage stemming from the World Games:

  • CBS Sports Network will air one-hour highlight shows after each day of competition throughout the 10-day World Games.
  • The CBS Television Network will broadcast two one-hour specials, with broadcast coverage also streaming on Paramount+ Premium.

“Showcasing the World Games on both CBS and CBS Sports Network under the CBS Sports Spectacular umbrella – which has been the preeminent sports showcase for generations – is the perfect fit for the new generation of international sports,” said The World Games 2022 CEO Nick Sellers.

CBS Sports Network, CBS Sports’ 24-hour cable channel that televises live sports programming throughout the year as well as a full slate of original programming and studio coverage, is available through all major cable, satellite and telco distributors. Coverage will also be offered via OTT streaming service providers YouTube TVfuboTVDirecTV and Hulu. Additionally, a live CBS Sports Network stream is available through CBSSports.com and the CBS Sports App with select providers.

The World Games 2022 Birmingham will welcome elite athletes from all over the world to compete for gold in 34 multidisciplinary sports. Featuring athletes from more than 100 countries, the international event will unite global fans with the Birmingham community in 25-plus venues around the greater metropolitan area.

The World Games 2022 Birmingham marks the 40th anniversary of the event and will generate an estimated $256 million in economic impact. The World Games was established by the International World Games Association, an organization recognized by the International Olympic Committee.

(Courtesy of Alabama NewsCenter)