UIPM President Dr h.c. Klaus Schormann stated: “This is a landmark deal for UIPM, we are very excited to be partnering up with such a big and prestigious company like NTV Plus. We believe they are the right partner for us to take UIPM’s TV project which has grown significantly over the past 4 years to the next level.”
UIPM’s Vice President for Business Affairs Viacheslav Aminov added: “I am very excited about this agreement, as NTV Plus is a famous Russian network and production company. This agreement is a new epoch in UIPM's history in the broadcast and popularisation of our great sport. NTV Plus brings with them 3 years of experience in online and Live TV broadcasting of modern pentathlon, especially riding and combined event. So we are looking forward to our very bright TV future together with our new partner.”
In the agreement, NTV Plus will produce the individual final days and Mixed Relay finals from 6 events a year live for TV for international distribution, plus a live webcast of each event, a TV magazine show and news edits.
World Cup #1 in Palm Springs, USA on 20-24 February 2013, will be the first event to be produced by NTV Plus, with the agreement running until the end of the 2016 season.