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Photo/video info

Photographers and video operators who wish to cover the FIS Cross Country World Cup, Otepää 2017, have to fill the accreditation form by 31st of January 2017. Confirmation about the accreditation will be sent to their email at the latest of 7th of February.


During the race days all photographer and videooperators have to wear a special photo bib at the competition area. The bibs will be handed out from the Press Centre for a deposit of 20 euros.


All questions regarding photo and video will be answered by the Chief of Photo, Mattias Jõgi, +372 559 33 001.


Info meeting for all photographers and videooperators will be held on Saturday, 18st of February in the Press Centre at the Ski Stadium at 8:30 AM.


Maps with photo positions can be found here:

5 km track (used on distance races)

Sprint course



Conditions for creating audio and video content


Media representatives at the Otepää World Cup stage are subject to restrictions on creation of audio and video content. The restrictions stem from contracts with Infront Sports & Media, which holds the international television rights, and AS Eesti Meedia which holds television rights within Estonia.


Under the contract, during the competition (including, but not limited to race, qualification round, training, podium ceremony and interviews) there is a prohibition on recording material related to the competition and publishing said material on the web. The only exceptions are Estonian media channels who are Estonian TV/MEDIA rights holders and international TV/MEDIA rights holders.


Distribution of video feed at the national level (in Estonia with geoblocking for Estonian TV/MEDIA rights holders) is governed by contract with AS Eesti Meedia. The contract stipulates that other media channels may publish geoblocked short segments, up to 90 seconds long, of the competition on the following conditions:

a) the total length of the short segments from one day of competition is no more than 90 seconds and covers the opening, award and closing ceremonies (press conferences and interviews with participants recorded by the media organization itself are not subject to this restriction);

b) livecast of the segments is not permitted;

c) media organizations have the right to record short segments themselves;

d) media organizations have the right to publish short segments only after the end of the exclusive right-holding TV service provider’s (AS Eesti Meedia) television transmission from the competition;

e) the material must be recorded in the areas designated for media representatives.


By submitting an accreditation request, all representatives of media organizations covering the Otepää World Cup stage consent to the abovementioned conditions.

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