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EDGEsport to Air Invictus Games Düsseldorf 2023 in 114 Territories
LONDON (8 September 2023)
EDGEsport, the global adventure sport and active lifestyle TV channel owned and operated by IMG, will air the upcoming edition of the Invictus Games for the first time, in 114 territories across the world, including Germany, UK, USA and Australia. As a global broadcaster of the Invictus Games Düsseldorf 2023, the channel will air more than 40 hours of live action from the 6th edition of the biennial sports competition that kicks off in Düsseldorf this Saturday, September 9th.
Lars Koch, spokesperson, Invictus Games Düsseldorf, said, “We appreciate the commitment of EDGEsport. With such support, we will be able to make the emotional moments of the Invictus Games available worldwide.”
Ciaran Bone, Vice President, Content & Channels, IMG Media, said, “We are committed to delivering the best adventure sport and active lifestyle content to global audiences, and the Invictus Games is the perfect showcase of the unifying and transformative power of sports. Over the years, the Games have consistently provided edge-of-the-seat action and some of the most heartfelt sporting moments. We are delighted to bring this iconic event to people around the world.”
This edition of the Invictus Games is the first to be aired on EDGEsport, further diversifying the channel’s offering and its package for broadcasters and audiences around the world. EDGEsport already features some of the world’s best live, highlight and entertainment shows across a wide range of adventure sports including skateboarding, mountain biking, motorsport, surfing, skiing, snowboarding, running and more.
About the Invictus Games
Launched in 2014 by Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, the Invictus Games aims to celebrate the undefeated spirit of wounded, injured and sick (WIS) service personnel and veterans and support their recovery and rehabilitation through sports.
The Invictus Games Dusseldorf 2023 presented by Boeing will be hosted by the German Armed Forces and the City of Düsseldorf from 9th to 16th September. More than 500 competitors from 21 countries are expected to compete in 10 disciplines, including sitting volleyball, indoor rowing, powerlifting, wheelchair rugby, athletics, cycling, swimming and more. For the first time in the history of the Invictus Games the participants will compete in table tennis.
IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion, events and media. The company manages some of the world’s greatest athletes and fashion icons; owns and operates hundreds of live events annually; and is a leading independent producer and distributor of sports and entertainment media. IMG also specializes in licensing, sports training and league development. IMG is a subsidiary of Endeavor, a global sports and entertainment company.