by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor
It is also the first time in 20 years as that a World Table Tennis Championships has been broadcast live on SVT.
“Table tennis is a big, popular Swedish sport with many successes; I’m pleased that we can showcase the forthcoming World Championships on home soil.” Åsa Edlund Jönsson, SVT Sports Manager.
Additionally, SVT will also broadcast the finals of the forthcoming Seamaster 2017 ITTF World Tour Swedish Open to be held in the Eriksdalshallen, Stockholm.
“It is very pleasing, it is a long time since the last live broadcast, SVT will monitor the broadcast of the Swedish Open in Stockholm.” Mikael Peterson, Associate Manager, Swedish Table Tennis Association.
“Table tennis is an excellent sport for television, it has speed and excitement. Table tennis is growing in Sweden, the membership is increasing, so with SVT we can reach as many people as possible during the Swedish Open and the World Championships.” Petra Sörling, President, Swedish Table Tennis Association
Including the qualification tournament play at the Seamaster 2017 ITTF World Tour Swedish Open commences on Monday 13th November and concludes on Sunday 19th November.