Ice skating is a favorite sport in the Netherlands. This is demonstrated by the high ratings that were registered in 2014 after the TV broadcasts around large skating tournaments such as the European Championships and World Allround Allround and the highlight of the Winter Olympics. Also expected in the skating season 2014 - 2015 the TV broadcasts of skating again score well when it comes to the ratings. All TV broadcasts of skating will be broadcast by NOS Studio Sport. In most cases, these programs can be viewed through NPO1.
The broadcasting of skating in the Netherlands have for years been firmly in the hands of the NIS. In early 2014 the NIS announced that it has a new agreement with the International Skating Union. From this agreement shows that the NIS to the skating season 2018 - 2019 broadcasting rights in the hands of all the main skating tournaments. These broadcasting apply to TV broadcasts, as well as radio broadcasts and live streams on the Internet. Until the skating season. This means that all World Cups, European Championships and World Cups, at least until the skating season 2018 - 2019 will be broadcast by NOS Studio Sport. Besides the long track speed skating will be other skating events are broadcast by the NOS. This involves inter alia the World Cup and European Championships short track, but also to the Elfstedentocht, as these could be held.
2019 - 2020
Or NOS after the season 2018 - 2019 the broadcasting of skating is retained is doubtful yet. Both RTL and SBS would have shown an interest in the broadcasting of skating.
Even in the pre-Olympic season many skating fans can follow the performances of their favorite skaters and skaters through television broadcasts provided by the NOS.
During the skating season 2014 - 2015 the great skating tournaments will be broadcasted live by NOS. It is about this:
The European Allround in
The World Distances
The World Sprint Championships in Calgary
The World Allround
World Cup Matches
Among the other competitions like the World Cup, the NK Allround & NK sprint NOS will broadcast live some distance, but many games will be broadcast through summaries in the regular broadcasts by NOS Studio Sport. During the broadcast of the long track speed skating will comment on the games will be taken care of by Martin Hersman, Herbert Dijkstra and Erik van Dijk. Erik van Dijk is the replacement for Frank Snoek after the season 2013 - 2014, decided henceforth to focus exclusively on football.
Presenters & skate analysts
The presentation of the skating tournaments will during the season 2014 - 2015 lie in the hands of Dione de Graaff and Henry Schut. They will be joined by former skaters and skaters who like skating analyst zulle occur. These are, Paulien van Deutekom, rintje ritsma and Erben Wennemars and Mark Tuitert. Tuitert which became Olympic champion in the 1500m Vancouver, stopped at the end of the season 2013-2014 with skates and did during the NK distances 2014-2015 his debut as an analyst of the NIS.
During the skating season 2014 - 2015 are to follow all the matches of the long track speed skating live via the live streams of the NIS. This means that the matches not broadcast live on television, still can be followed via the NIS. The live streams of skating are broadcast via nos.nl.