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Austrian ORF maintain sports channel ORF Sport Plus

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  • kiani70
    Experienced Board Member
    • Jan 2010
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    Austrian ORF maintain sports channel ORF Sport Plus

    Austrian ORF maintain sports channel ORF Sport Plus

    Austrian public broadcaster ORF has not stop broadcasting sports channel ORF Sport Plus. Cost optimization ORF, which was approved by the Council of Ministers, to ensure the continuation of a sports channel in recent months lobbied Norbert Darabos.

    "It's an important decision for the Austrian sport," said Darabos in Vienna. Continuing ORF Sport Plus is vital for the survival of many clubs and associations - especially in economically difficult period. It is not enough air time for sports such as volleyball, handball, judo and table tennis at the two main channels ORF. ORF Sport Plus Program provides broad coverage spectrum of domestic sports. "

    ORF Sport Plus channel is not part of the original budget plan for ORF 2010. Station was launched on 1st May 2006 and provides live broadcasts and records and reports focusing on fringe sports and sporting events for which there is not enough space on the main programs ORF 1 and ORF 2nd

    Free to air broadcasters ORF Sport Plus can be monitored virtually across Europe by satellite Astra (19.2°E) and also in the Austrian cable networks and DVB-T. The Astra and cable networks share air time with the tourist channel TW1. The DVB-T broadcasts ORF Sport Plus alone.