The World Championship of Men’s Volleyball was seen by millions of people
World Championship news : Viewing numbers for the men’s tournament in Poland and Slovenia have further shown the sport’s immense global appeal, with millions across the world enjoying the action in anticipation of the upcoming Volleyball Women’s World Championship, which starts on Friday.
With a combined market share of 25%, RAI 1 and Sky Sports in Italy attracted a high of 4 million people to see the Azzurri’s thrilling 3-1 triumph against co-hosts Poland in the final in Katowice.
Fans in Poland were similarly captivated by Poland’s march to the final, with TVP and Polsat drawing a combined peak viewership of 13.1 million for the country’s semifinal triumph against Brazil (6.5m) and the final (6.7m). Overall, each match averaged almost 40% of the market share across both platforms.
2022 World Championship of Men’s Volleyball
In Brazil, where the South American team also won bronze, the final weekend drew 4.5 million viewers.
Over the course of the tournament, over 600,000 unique users saw 38.8 million minutes of action on Volleyball Globe TV, Volleyball World’s OTT platform. These viewers were reached via broadcast agreements encompassing 90 regions across the world. 17.5 million people watched videos from the event period that were released to the Volleyball World YouTube channel. These videos featured longer highlights from each match and the Quick Set show.
Over 40 million people were reached by Volleyball World’s Facebook and Instagram pages between August 26 and September 12 as a result of the championship’s popularity there. Since then, over 1.5 million people have engaged with the brand as a result. For the same time period, tweets from the Volleyball World account had almost 12 million impressions and 645,000 interactions on Twitter.
“We are tremendously thrilled by these brilliant watching statistics,” said Volleyball World CEO Finn Taylor. “They once again highlight the obvious worldwide appeal of volleyball.”
The Volleyball World Championship is the pinnacle of international team events, and it’s great to see that fans are eager to follow the action via a variety of digital channels.
“After such a mind-blowing tournament, we’re excited to build on these statistics for the much-anticipated Women’s World Championship in the Netherlands and Poland,” they said.
“I am thrilled to watch the ongoing expansion of the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship in terms of both the caliber of the national teams and the rising interest from fans internationally,” stated FIVB President Dr. Ary S. Graça F°.
The event’s massive viewership on digital platforms and TV shows its potential and appeal not only in the best volleyball nations, but in many countries throughout the globe.
We want to add to these accomplishments with further activities planned for this season.
From September 23rd to October 15th, the Netherlands and Poland will host the Women’s Volleyball World Championship. Read on for more on the function.
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The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) and CVC Capital Partners have formed a new collaboration called Volleyball World to promote the development, innovation, and investment in volleyball on a global scale. The purpose of this is to bring together volleyball fans, players, and corporate sponsors via online and in-person activities. World Championships, Volleyball Nations League, Olympic Qualification Tournaments, and the Beach Pro Tour are only few of the major international volleyball and beach volleyball events that Volleyball World is in charge of commercially.