Case Study: Junior World Ski Championships Slovakia

2014 World Junior Alpine Skiing Championships. Belden® ensures reliable Broadcast of the 2014 Alpine Junior World Ski Championships despite extreme cold and tight schedules.


When RTVS set out to broadcast Slovakia’s largest sporting event, they turned to Belden to help meet strict schedule constraints, while ensuring reliability and performance amidst extreme cold, snowy conditions.

With the ideal climate for world-class skiing and Slovakia’s largest ski area, Jasná, a small village situated in the Low Tatras Mountains, received much attention earlier this year when they hosted the 2014 World Junior Alpine Skiing Championships. The event was organized by the Federation Internationale de Ski (FIS), the highest governing body for international skiing and snowboarding, and it was broadcast live by Radio and Television Slovakia (RTVS).

As state-owned broadcaster and member of the European Broadcasting Union, RTVS also broadcast the event to Eurovision. To connect cameras and outside broadcasting (OB) vehicles in an environment that experiences extreme cold temperatures, RTVS demanded a heavy-duty, reliable fiber solution. At the same time, the aggressive schedule to prepare for the event required fast installation and a trusted partner with the ability to ensure fast deliver of quality products. Belden had the quality, easy-to-install products and customer service to meet all of these needs.