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The VELUX EHF FINAL4 is very close and fans across the world will soon be travelling to Germany to see the very best in men’s world club handball.

For fans around the world that cannot make it to the LANXESS arena in Cologne there are many options to follow the build-up and to watch the games that decide the ‘Kings of Europe’.

First-ever 3D handball television production

The 2012 edition of the VELUX EHF FINAL4 will be the first full handball event to be produced in 3D. Fans and media representatives will have the chance to watch the spectacular pictures on special screens in the LANXESS arena and see for themselves just how this new technology looks.

The production is a test for the future introduction of 3D technology for major handball events of the European Handball Federation (EHF).

Peter Vargo, Managing Director of EHF Marketing GmbH, said: “The parallel production of all matches in 3D-HD format is a world first in handball. We’re looking to the future and believe that 3D can offer something new to our TV audience. The VELUX EHF FINAL4 is once again setting new standards on the international indoor sports market.”

The international TV signal will be produced for the first time by best boys tv-factory GmbH from Cologne. Completing the European co-production will be Alfacam from Belgium, the largest HDTV supplier on the continent and the Spanish 3D specialist, Kronomav. The event will also be produced in high quality HD with Dolby 5.1 surround sound.

A total of 15 cameras will be in use in the LANXESS arena, including a Spidercam and four super slow-motion cameras, two of which are High Pans – special cameras developed for handball – and provided by DR (Danish Broadcasting Corporation), TV partner of EHF Marketing GmbH.

Full Coverage

Already, the Official Online EHF Television Platform – – has already been covering the VELUX EHF FINAL4 in-depth with special features on all four teams and their paths to Cologne.


The crew, complete with presenter Tom O’Brannagain, will arrive in Cologne on Thursday (24 May) and start producing special features from the VELUX EHF FINAL4, complete with all the inside information, exclusive interviews and footage of the Opening Gala, Opening Press Conference, Player and Coach interviews, exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and much, much more.

For those watching the games live on, there will be English commentary on both semi-finals, the 3/4 place play-off and the final itself (geographical restrictions apply).

Global Reach

The VELUX EHF FINAL 4 is a truly global event and has extensive live and delayed coverage around the world, with over half of the world’s countries able to watch the event which is being shown in five continents.

For a full list of where you can watch the VELUX EHF FINAL4 on television around the world CLICK HERE or HERE.

For countries not on the television list, games will be able to be viewed live on (geographical restrictions apply).

Over 15 television networks will be present within the LANXESS arena in Cologne with established TV partners complete with live studios and feed production from Danish and German broadcasters.

The 2012 edition also features entries from RUV in Iceland and live coverage for the first time from Italy with Sportitalia 2 and in Georgia with GMG Sport 1.

Eurosport 2 will be transmitting delayed coverage of the final match into 46 European territories.

Alongside the new entries there is a large-scale presence throughout the Asian market thanks to a partnership with Eurosport Asia Pacific and individual new partners - thanks to the work of MP & Silva, the exclusive Media Rights Agency Partner of EHF Marketing GmbH in Asia.

They are:

India: Ten Sports
Indonesia: Telkom Vision
Japan: EX Sports
Malaysia: Astro
Myanmar: Skynet
Philippines: Solar Entertainment
Singapore: StarHub
Thailand: TrueVision
Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City TV

23 Middle East and North African (MENA) territories are served too by Dubai Sports 1/2, alongside the rest of Africa thanks to deals with Setanta Africa and SPORT.TV Portugal.

The Official Website of the VELUX EHF FINAL4 is in English and German language and features exclusive photographs, interviews, videos and lots more.


Get a flavour of the event whether you are visiting in person or viewing in front of a television, computer or internet-enabled device.

A dedicated EHF Media and Communications Team will be in Cologne providing all the exclusives and much more.

The Official Twitter account of the EHF Media and Communications Department will bring you all the information from a media point of view.


Facts, figures and photos are just some parts of the media service.

The Official Facebook of the EHF Champions League for men and women is now focussed on the VELUX EHF FINAL4 allowing fans to discuss one of the world’s greatest handball events.


The online handball community at the EHF Champions League Facebook site can see what the players and clubs are up to around the event and may even have the chance to win some exclusive prizes.