Master and PhD in Media and Communications at CEU, Hungary

first_imgMaster and PhD in Media and Communications at CEU, Hungary Visiting Fellowship – School of Advanced Study, London → ← One World Scholarships for Developing Countries, Austria Tweet Pocket Reddit Similar Stories LinkedIn 0 January 11, 2011 Published by Site Default +1 Deadline: 24 January 2011, 14 March 2011 with language scoresOpen to: holders of Bachelor’s degree (for a Master), holders of a Master’s degreeScholarship: financial aid availableThe Center for Media and Communication Studies (CMCS) is the hub for media and communication research at the Central European University (CEU), with a mission to advance media and communication scholarship in Central and Eastern Europe and beyond. The CMCS produces scholarly and practice-oriented research addressing academic, policy and civil society needs. CMCS research promotes pluralism, participation and the democratic potential of the media, and investigates the complexities of media and communication in transition.The CMCS encourages applications for prospective Masters and PhD students at Central European University (CEU), specializing in media, information and communication policy, and political communication. Students may apply for financial aid packages at both the MA and PhD level.CEU offers two opportunities for Master Degrees with specializations in media and communications, as well as a doctoral program:1. Media, Information and Communications Policy Stream within the Master in Public PolicyMedia, Information and Communications Policy Stream within the Master in Public Policy DepartmentThe Department of Public Policy offers a one-year MA in Public Policy with an optional specialization in the field of media, information and communications policy. The stream provides students with a unique opportunity to specialize in a contemporary and dynamic field of public policy that exposes them to the widest possible range of key policy problems.2. Political Communication certificate within the Master in Political ScienceThe Department of Political Science offers both one and two year MAs in Political Science with an optional specialization in political communication. This stream provides students with a unique opportunity to specialize in a fast-developing field of contemporary political science. They will seek a rigorous, systematic understanding and critical evaluation of how interactions between citizens and their political representatives are mediated by tools, personnel and infrastructures for mass communication and political campaigns. These techniques and agents of intermediation constitute an exciting landscape that is becoming ever more complex, diversified, interactive, user-oriented and customized thanks to the spread of new on- and offline technologies and innovations in political mobilization techniques and public opinion research.3. Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy and International RelationsThe Doctoral Program is operated by the Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations. Much of the student work in the doctoral program is centered on doctoral student workshops and departmental seminars, during which PhD candidates also have the opportunity to interact with visiting scholars from the most outstanding European and US universities. Students are encouraged as well to spend time in the field and at another university.Financial AidThe majority of CEU students receive internal or external financial aid. For more information on financial aid see the websites of the Department of Public Policy or the Department of Political Science (under Admissions -> Financial Aid).Application processFor more information on how to apply, see here. DeadlinesJanuary 24, 2011, is the application deadline to the one-year Masters Programs in Public Policy and in Political Science for applicants who wish to take any CEU-administered admissions examinations on March 12, 2011 and/or would like to request an exemption from the English language proficiency requirement.March 14, 2011, is the application deadline for submitting applications complete with language scores.The official webpage. Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Share 0last_img read more

Vevey International Photo Award

first_img Share 0 February 25, 2013 Published by turpis Reddit Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Tweet Vevey International Photo Award ← Stiftung Mercator and Istanbul Policy Center Fellowships, Istanbul, Turkey Paid PhD Positions at the Faculty of Law, Amsterdam → +1 One thought on “Vevey International Photo Award” The Royal Horticultural Society Photographic Competition I think this award is very good idea and great oportunity for artist project which are communicating with society.. By Dina Ivan says: on March 15, 2013 at 1:48 pm Similar Stories Deadline: 15 March, 2013Open to: all artists, and professional or student photographersAwards: a grant up to CHF 40,000 (around € 33,000)DescriptionFestival Images is launching another round of its project competition. Artists and photographers have an opportunity ntil March 15th 2013 to enter the Vevey International Photo Award.This competition represents a unique form of support for contemporary original works, with a free choice of subject matter and genre.The visual arts Festival Images is the first open-air photography festival of Switzerland. Every two years, it produces unseen monumental photography exhibitions in the streets of Vevey and also proposes numerous exhibitions in various regional institutions dedicated to the image. The festival is also an opportunity to introduce the winning projects of the two competitions it organises: the Vevey International Photo Award and the European First Film Award.AwardsThe purpose of this award consists in providing crucial assistance for projects that have not been realised, in the form of a grant up to CHF 40,000 (around € 33,000), in order to bring a photography or film initiative to completion. There is also the potential to win other prizes and receive exhibitions proposals at Quai1 or during the Festival Images.End of April 2013, a jury of visual arts professionals will choose the projects that will be supported by the Festival. The winning projects will be realised within the following year and previewed at the next Festival Images in September 2014.EligibilityThe Vevey International Photo Award 2013/2014 is open to all artists, and professional or student photographers.How to enterApplication form is available hereThe deadline for applications is 15 March, 2013.The Official Website LinkedIn 0 Pocket Volunteer Judge for the Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2021 Log in to Reply The Masters Review Flash Fiction Contest 2021last_img read more

MTG acquires Bloons studio Ninja Kiwi

first_imgMTG acquires Bloons studio Ninja KiwiTower defense developer purchased for $142 million with another $47 million contingent on profitability targetsBrendan SinclairManaging EditorWednesday 24th March 2021Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleNinja KiwiMTG today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Bloons developer Ninja Kiwi in its entirety.The deal will cost MTG at least SEK 1.22 billion ($142 million), with another SEK 406 million ($47.2 million) contingent on reaching profitability targets over the next three years.In announcing the acquisition, MTG group president and CEO Maria Redin noted Ninja Kiwi’s expertise in the tower defense genre and the “evergreen” Bloons IP as part of the studio’s appeal.”The strong organic traffic to Ninja Kiwi’s portfolio of games is hugely impressive, as is the company’s successful combination of paid and in-app purchase models in its pricing structure,” Redin said. “Both are testament to the quality of the titles that Ninja Kiwi has created.”MTG has been on the hunt for acquisitions, with the company in December increasing its stake in strategy developer InnoGames and acquiring mobile racing game company Hutch Games. The company hinted at more acquisitions on the way last month when, in reporting year-end financials, Redin referred to those moves, saying, “These acquisitions mark the beginning of a new growth journey for MTG’s gaming vertical, with an agenda to grow both organically, and through an active M&A strategy.”Related Jobs3D Artist – Mobile Studio – Midlands UK & Europe Big PlanetProducer Indie Game Studio France UK & Europe Big PlanetSenior C++ Unreal Programmer – PC and Console Studio – Austria South East Big PlanetDiscover more jobs in games The acquisition is expected to close by the end of June.Ninja Kiwi was founded in 2006 by brothers Chris and Stephen Harris. It launched the first Bloons TD game the next year, and has continued to expand on the franchise since.Ninja Kiwi has 70 employees today, split between its Auckland, New Zealand headquarters and an office in Dundee, Scotland.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesCEO says Paradox “can do better” as Q1 profits plummet”We are not satisfied with the quarter,” CEO Ebba Ljungerud saidBy Marie Dealessandri 58 minutes agoStarbreeze’s Q1 losses shrink 95% to $505,000New CEO Tobias Sjögren says “the road ahead is clear” as Payday 3 is fully funded By James Batchelor An hour agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

Positivity

first_imgFeeling positive, feeling good is the biggest issue with the generation growing in this era, where there is struggle to get into a good school, do tirelessly hard work to get the first-class marks and lastly to get into a well known, brilliant college to get a very good package so that life would be smooth as framed in the fairy tale mind of an infant. While struggling to get all of this that small infant start to gain fears, and those fears lead to competition. That particular competition has both pros and cons. Sometimes it results in making the person gain heights and sometimes it kills him slowly, which results in failure and ultimately anxiety, depression, panic attacks and whatnot.Here’s a short story! There were two neighbours both were boys.  One belonged to a rich family and the other was living in the cottage nearby. Both the families were affected by this pandemic situation. The covid-19 situations ruined so many families, some by losing their closed ones and on the other hand some by losing their only ways of income. In the case of these boys, their family was also affected. The rich family always forced their child to learn new work and constantly poked him to earn certificates of the field where he was not even interested in, which made him feel disgusted, because of which he started to ignore what they say. On the other hand, the cottage boy’ family treated it as a vacation where they will be able to give time to each other. The surrounding in the cottage was very happy and positive, which motivated the boy to work and learn new things. It is rightly said, a positive atmosphere encourages whereas, pressurized atmosphere makes the brain sick.Life also wants it to be kept happy, the Mind wants to rest, the Body needs to cope up, and Heart expects to be healthy. All this can be gained by having a positive atmosphere, no fear, no disgust and healthy life. The corona has affected us all but like in the era of good time that is old days, elder people always have a good attitude towards life, they always say everything will be healed with time hence, this shall too pass.According to Lord Krishna, “Man is made by his beliefs”. Just believe in yourself and live a graceful life by creating the surrounding happiness and by spreading hope. Hope has power and it will make you think about how to make people happy. Help people grow, don’t pressurize anyone to do any against his/her will. Time is critical and crucial people need to be motivated, life needs to be preserved.last_img read more

University Registrar

first_imgWith the Associate Vice Chancellor, provide leadership foradvancing the division’s strategic initiatives with enrollmentmanagement and enhancing services to effectively meet system wideand campus objectives. Includes collaborative institutional andsegmental partnerships, use of automation, and communicationapproaches. Under direction of the Associate Vice Chancellor for EnrollmentManagement, provide leadership and advocacy as the UniversityRegistrar. UC DavisUniversity RegistrarBudgeted Salary Range: $120,000 to $150,000AnnualFinal Filing Date: May 30, 2021 Oversee broad areas of analysis, policy interpretation, publicand legal accountability, and business development, unique to theUniversity Registrar and to address such areas as confidentiality,compliance and system enhancements. Supervise the Senior Management Staff, provide direction andsupport regarding department operations, personnel, financialmanagement, and strategic activities. Identify opportunities forenhanced collaboration, efficiencies, and student services andtechnology. Inform the Associate Vice Chancellor of all significantissues and issues with potential for liability. Serve as a member of the Enrollment Management Leadership Team,providing advice and counsel to the Associate Vice Chancellor.Serve on a variety of campus and university-wide committeesrepresenting the division. Required Qualifications• Master’s degree or comparable higher education and/orexperience.• A minimum 10 years of progressively responsible experience asa Registrar, Associate Registrar, or in higher education.• Expertise in managing academic records and FERPA policy andprocedures. Comprehensive knowledge of course registration,enrollment and student record keeping policies and practices.• Demonstrated analytical skills to interpret data, identifytrends, and anticipate impacts of proposals on policy andpractices. Strong background in the effective use of technology,and the application of complex student information systems.• Ability to create, implement and evaluate strategic plans,including formulating long and short-term goals, monitoringexpenses, allocating resources, assessing outcomes, and the visionto change processes as needed.• A strong record of professional team building, demonstratedleadership and management ability.• Interpersonal and communication skills to listen and interacteffectively with diverse constituents; to communicate technical andadministrative information in verbal presentations, as well aswritten documents and reports.  Preferred Qualifications• Political acumen to effectively represent the University.• Experience working collaboratively with faculty and senioradministrators in achieving organizational objectives.• Experience working with Banner ERP solution• Experience working with diverse populations and variedconstituencies and establishing collaborative relationships.• Experience applying established policy, procedure, standardsto administrative computing systems and to develop policy,procedures, standards, and guidelines.• Financial and administrative organizational skills to manageeffectively in a fast-paced environment, juggling multiple tasksand timelines, and adapting to constantly shifting priorities.• Knowledge of University budgeting practices andprinciples.• Skills to work independently and self-motivate to initiatetasks despite a heavy workload, frequent interruptions, anddistractions.• Experience as university registrar from a large highereducation institution.• Knowledge of public relations/marketing principles. Experienceworking with external media (e.g., television or printreporters).• Knowledge of current national, state, and local educationissues. Working knowledge of UC Davis student registration andrecords policies and implementation procedures. To view full job description and submit an on-lineapplication visit UC Davis Career Opportunities at:http://50.73.55.13/counter.php?id=197232Job ID #: 17135 Special Requirements• This position may be subject to a criminal backgroundinvestigation, drug screen, Live Scan fingerprinting, medicalevaluation clearance, and functional capacity assessment. The University of California, Davis is an AffirmativeAction/Equal Opportunity Employerlast_img read more

Mom Brought to Tears When Airline Stranger Gives Up First Class Seat for Her Sick Daughter

first_imgAs they settled into their pre-boarded seats, however, Zwick was stunned to be approached by a flight attendant who said that a man in first class wanted to switch seats with her.RELATED: When Boy Mails a Birthday Card to His Dad in Heaven, Postman Comforts Him With a Celestial White Lie“Not able to hold back tears, I cried my way up the aisle while my daughter Lucy laughed!” wrote Zwick. “She felt it in her bones too… real, pure, goodness. I smiled and thanked you as we switched but didn’t get to thank you properly.“Sooo… thank you. Not just for the seat itself but for noticing. For seeing us and realizing that maybe things are not always easy. For deciding you wanted to show a random act of kindness to US. It reminded me how much good there is in this world.“I can’t wait to tell Lucy someday. In the meantime… we will pay it forward.”Zwick’s Facebook letter was shared hundreds of thousands of times until American Airlines finally tracked down the mystery flier: 46-year-old Jason Kunselman.Kunselman, who is an Executive Platinum frequent flier, says that he himself was brought to tears when he saw Zwick and Lucy boarding the plane with all of their medical equipment in tow.LOOK: Police Officer Praised for Spending Hours Looking After Children While Mom Filed Domestic Violence Report“I expected to see her in the front since she had the oxygen machine with her but when I boarded she was in the back,” Kunselman told The Daily Mail. “So I asked the flight attendant if she thought the young lady with the baby would be more comfortable in my seat.”Kunselman says that he did not think much of the good deed until his wife saw Zwick’s Facebook post days later. American Airlines has since connected the two passengers on social media so they could express their appreciation for each other, and the airline says that they soon plan on formally thanking Kunselman for his generosity.Be Sure And Share This Sweet Story Of Kindness With Your Friends on Social Media – Feature photo by Kelsey Rae Zwick / Jason KunselmanAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreKelsey Rae Zwick could not contain her emotions when a compassionate stranger in first class insisted on switching seats with her – and though she did not get to thank him properly on the plane, she finally got her chance on social media after her Facebook post went viral.Zwick had been flying from Orlando to Philadelphia with her 11-month-old daughter Lucy earlier this week. Since the baby suffers from chronic lung disease, the two of them were heading to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) for treatment.“I was pushing a stroller, had a diaper bag on my arm and also lugging an oxygen machine for my daughter,” wrote Zwick in an open Facebook letter to the passenger. “We had smiles on our faces as we were headed to see her ‘friends’ at CHOP.”last_img read more

Rain likely for Friday

first_imgThe National Weather Services reports that rain is likely for Friday Today…Rain likely. Highs in the mid 50s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.Tonight…Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain. Breezy. Lows in the mid 40s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph in the evening increasing to 15 to 25 mph after midnight.Saturday…Clearing and breezy. Highs in the upper 50s. North winds 10 to 20 mph. Saturday Night…Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.Sunday…Sunny. Highs in the lower 60s. East winds 5 to 10 mph.Sunday Night…Becoming mostly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of rain. Lows in the upper 40s.Monday…Rain likely. Breezy. Highs in the mid 50s. Chance of rain 60 percent.center_img Monday Night…Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s.Tuesday And Tuesday Night…Mostly clear. Highs in the mid 50s. Lows around 40.Wednesday And Wednesday Night…Mostly clear. Highs in the lower 60s. Lows in the upper 40s.Thursday…Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 60s.last_img read more

Review: Pearl Izumi PRO Leader Kit

first_imgAs clothing is so personal, it’s hard for me to talk about fit without revealing a little personal information first. I’m fairly short at 5’8″ with a ~29″ inseam, and am usually in a medium kit, so both the medium short and jersey fit perfectly. Admittedly, when I first received the kit I had gone through some stuff, and I had put one some weight. Even at 165+ there was still a roomy fit, which is at least in my experience, rare for such high end gear. Now that I’m finally getting back to riding shape and back down to 150 lbs the kit still fits great – something I attribute to its insane amount of stretch which also adds to the ridiculous level of comfort. Seriously, it’s like being swaddled by a cloud. Especially on the legs, which is an area I always have fit and comfort issues.Let’s just put this out there: I am not a fan of elastic grippers. Every short I have that has those evil, uncomfortable strips, I find myself grabbing the elastic with both hands and stretching it until it starts to break. Then it’s sort of comfortable. Almost. Of course, the problem with that is that once you stretch it that far they tend not to stay in place very well. Which is exactly why I love the “grippers” on the PI P.R.O. leader bib shorts. Instead of a continuous line of silicone the leader bibs only have a few small diamond shaped gripper spots coupled with an extra stretchy compression cuff. That means you aren’t reminded you’re wearing cycling shorts for the entire ride, and at the end of the ride you aren’t left with crazy lines dug into your legs. An added bonus for me is that this design doesn’t rip your leg hairs out, if you’re not into that whole shaving thing. Now, before you go all Velominati on me,  just know that I have tried it, and get terrible ingrown hairs – therefore I don’t shave.As far as I’m concerned it’s the most comfortable gripper system I have come across, and the stand out feature of the entire kit.Based on Tyler’s review of the Icebreaker kit, I don’t think he would like the length of the Leader shorts, but I love it. The leg of the short terminates just above my kneecap, which I like. Most shorts for me are an ok length, but these are ideal. If the shorts had a traditional gripper, I think I would be saying they were too long, but the compression cuff makes the length perfectly comfortable.That of course leaves the chamois, and overall fit, which are both excellent. With a lot of bibs, I tend to feel cramped – like the straps are too short, but not with these. Combine all of the previous mentions with Pearl Izumi’s excellent 4D chamois and you have  one hell of a bib short. While the jersey is also very good, the bib shorts are the real winner here. A comfortable jersey is important, but it just doesn’t have the potential to ruin a ride like a bad pair of shorts do. Fortunately, in this case Pearl Izumi nailed it. The matching P.R.O. Leader jersey has a ton of features that you would expect to find on a high end jersey, and a few surprises as well. More than just a prominent design feature, Pearl Izumi claims the sublimated X form on the back of jersey functions as additional support for loaded jersey pockets. While wearing the jersey you don’t really notice anything different, but upon returning to some other jerseys of mine, it felt like the backs of those jerseys were sagging to the floor. So it seems to actually work with my usual pocket loads of Gu’s, iPhone, tube, and whatever else I’m carrying. P.R.O. Leader Jersey-P.R.O. Transfer fabric with In-R-Cool technology provides optimal cooling and reflective UV sun protection-Welded Direct-Vent panels provide superior ventilation-Full length zipper for venting-Elasticized gripper on back to keep hem in place-Three back pockets plus sweat-proof pocket-Support for back pocket-Sublimated graphics-Reflective elements for low-light visibilityBody: 91% nylon 9% elastane/UPF 50+Technology: coldblackWeight: 158 g/m squaredSleeve: 80% polyester 20% elastane/UPF 40+Form FitMSRP: $200.00 When it comes to reviews of clothing it is always a highly personal matter, especially with road kit it seems. In Tyler’s recent review of the Icebreaker Wool cycling gear, he notes that he prefers shorter shorts, where as I prefer longer. Then of course there is the general fit of the clothing, as we all have different body types. To further complicate matters, the Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Leader bib shorts are their top of the line gear, so of course they are supposed to be good.They are good. Really, really good, in fact. For me, they’re almost perfect. Find out what that means after the break.center_img If you happen to carry a cell phone, or MP3 player for that matter, there is a smart little sweat proof pocket built into the middle pocket on the back of the jersey. It’s big enough to fit an iPhone with a Speck case, so it should fit most devices. Just above it, you will also find a tiny slit in the jersey to route the headphones up, underneath the jersey. Even with a phone in the pocket, there is still plenty of room in the outside pocket for anything else you need to stash. While electronics pocket is definitely not water proof, it does a good job keeping your phone dry from sweat.Thanks to both the short and jersey’s In-R-Cool treatment, the largely black kit remains very tolerable, even on blistering days in the saddle. The Coldblack technology really seems to work, which is good because I like black. Overall the fit of the jersey is great, especially when in riding position. The jersey has a bit of a droptail design, which along with a silicon gripper on the hem, keeps it in place and keeps you from flashing your ride mates.The only bit of caution towards the jersey is that it doesn’t seem to be dryer friendlyl. I have always been leery of putting cycling clothes in the dryer, but I’ve always been told that a quick blast in the dryer helps refresh the qualities of the fabric. Even so, I only put it in the dryer for 10 minutes or less, and on low heat. Though when I removed it from the dryer this last time, two parts of the sublimated graphics had stuck together and while I was able to get them apart without harm, I don’t think that would have been the case if I left it in much longer.That brings us to the price. At $220 for the bib shorts and $200 for the jersey, these are certainly up there in price. However, when you compare them to other ultra high end cycling gear they are actually at the low end of the price spectrum. When it comes down to it, for me the bib shorts are worth every penny. Hell, I’m thinking I may buy another pair because I like them that much. The jersey is really nice, and awesomely comfortable, but if you’re on a budget I would get the shorts and opt for a less expensive top. P.R.O. Leader Bib Short-P.R.O. Transfer fabric with In-R-Cool technology provides optimal cooling and reflective UV sun protection-Direct-Vent panels provide superior ventilation-Anatomic multi-panel design-Silicone leg gripper-Anatomic P.R.O. Seamless 4D Chamois-Sublimated graphics-Reflective elements for low-light visibility-10.5″ inseam (size medium)Body: 66% nylon 34% elastaneTechnology: coldblackWeight: 244 g/m squaredPanels: 80% polyester 20% elastane/UPF 40+Bib: 56% Minerale polyester 33% polyester 11% elastaneForm FitMSRP: $220.00last_img read more

Sinatra The Musical, Based on Life & Career of Frank Sinatra, in Development for 2020 Debut

first_img View Comments Frank Sinatra(Photo: Frank Sinatra Enterprises) Frank Sinatra Enterprises has announced the development of Sinatra The Musical, a new Frank Sinatra bio-show featuring the music of the legendary singer and actor. Emmy winner Danny Strong (Empire, Game Change), who is also at work on a movie remake of Oliver!, has been enlisted to write a book for the Sinatra musical, which is aiming to hit the stage in early 2020.”It is an honor to get to write a musical about one of the biggest icons of the twentieth century,” said Strong. “Sinatra is one of the great talents of all time and his fascinating and powerful story will make for a terrific stage musical. I’m deeply honored to get this opportunity.”Throughout his nine-decade career, Frank Sinatra performed on more than 1,400 recordings. He received nine Grammy Awards as well as three Academy Awards and three Golden Globes. Sinatra also appeared in more than 60 films, including the 1957 film adaptation of Pal Joey, and produced eight motion pictures. The many songs for which Sinatra is known include “My Way,” “Fly Me to the Moon,” “You Make Me Feel So Young,” “The Lady Is a Tramp” and the iconic anthem “New York, New York.”Sinatra appeared on the Broadway stage in 1975 during the 16-performance concert engagement Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Count Basie. The 2010 balletic musical Come Fly Away featured Tony-nominated choreography by Twyla Tharp danced to the soundtrack of Sinatra classics.Further information about Sinatra The Musical, including debut venue, dates and casting, will be announced at a later time.last_img read more

UCI and Discovery partner on UCI Track Cycling World League

first_imgFollowing the creation of a new circuit for track cycling by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) on 26 September 2019, the UCI and Discovery are launching a new UCI Track Cycling World League. This is set to debut in the 2021-2022 season.Under the agreement, signed at the 2020 UCI Track Cycling World Championships presented by Tissot in Berlin, Germany, the management, TV production and distribution of the new UCI series will be entrusted to Global Cycling Network (GCN).This will be in collaboration with Eurosport’s dedicated event promotion division, Eurosport Events, for an initial term of eight years. The partnership will ensure international exposure for the new UCI Track Cycling World League via Discovery channels and platforms including Eurosport, the number one sports destination in Europe, and GCN, billed as ‘the world’s number one cycling media brand’.In a release, UCI noted that… ‘The new UCI circuit has a short, dynamic and attractive format that is perfectly suited to the needs of TV and the expectations of viewers. It aims to make track cycling more accessible and to open it up to new audiences who enjoy the spectacle of high-quality sport.’The competition programme for the new UCI league features four events for men and women: individual sprint, keirin, elimination race and Scratch race. The inaugural season will run from November 2021 to February 2022, following the 2021 UCI Track Cycling World Championships, and will comprise a target of six rounds, each running for around two hours.The nine best-placed riders in sprint and keirin as well as all medallists of bunch races at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships will gain selection for the UCI Track Cycling World League.Participants will wear jerseys inspired by their national flags, while the newly crowned UCI World Champions will sport their new rainbow jerseys for the occasion.As of 2021, the UCI International Track Cycling Calendar will be structured around the following major competitions:The UCI Track Cycling Nations Cup, comprised of three rounds held between March and September;The UCI Track Cycling World Championships, held in October, after the UCI Track Cycling Nations Cup;The new UCI Track Cycling World League, which will run from November to February.UCI President David Lappartient said “I am thrilled and delighted that Discovery will be by our side to help launch and promote our new UCI Track Cycling World League. Their expertise and recognised know-how in the fields of organisation and TV production and broadcasting will contribute significantly to the development and popular appeal of track cycling.“With this new UCI circuit, the discipline will have a packed and attractive annual calendar that offers variety and will meet the expectations of new audiences while also appealing to existing cycling fans. Along with our new partner, we will grow the appeal of track cycling beyond the Olympic Games, where it has been on the programme since the very first Games of the modern era, in 1896.”President, Eurosport and Global Sports Rights & Sports Marketing Solutions, Andrew Georgiou, said “We are excited to deepen our longstanding relationship with the UCI and go even further to grow the sport across Europe. Eurosport Events is an increasingly important strategic offer within our business, affording rights-holders the opportunity to build and strengthen their event portfolios globally.“The partnership with the UCI demonstrates what the scale and expertise of the wider Discovery family can offer partners in sport, providing both highly localised content to the widest variety of audiences as well as offering unrivalled expertise, analysis and storytelling from the best experts.Combining this strength in cycling with Eurosport Events’ promotional know-how and the global scale of Discovery’s channels and platforms, including Eurosport and GCN, we are confident we will build the UCI Track Cycling World League into a huge success. As Home of the Olympics in Europe, Discovery and Eurosport look forward to continuing to champion the riders who will be the stars of the velodrome all the way to Paris 2024.”www.uci.orgwww.eurosport.comwww.playsportsnetwork.com Relatedlast_img read more