Representatives of the International Football Association (FIFA) and the broadcasting networks who will be covering the 1978 World Cup Football series have been inspecting facilities for the series in Argentina.
GV pan FIFA officials standing on football field looking at partly completed terraces
GV pan from building work to inspection party
GV pan work on stadium
CU Manuel Romero of Spain talking with officials
CU Hugo Marty of Switzerland talking
CU Bill Ward of United Kingdom talking
SV and CU other officials talking (3 shots)
GV and LV stadium work continuing (3 shots)
GV and LV pan officials looking at partly completed stadium (2 shots)
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Background: Representatives of the International Football Association (FIFA) and the broadcasting networks who will be covering the 1978 World Cup Football series have been inspecting facilities for the series in Argentina.
The press secretary of FIFA, Mr. Rene Courte, and the vice-president of the German football association, Mr. Herman Joch, were among those who inspected progress construction work on the new football stadium at Cordoba City last tuesday (23 November). Also present were delegates from the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the Ibero-American Television Organisation (OTI), and the East European Television Organisation (OIRT). There are the main network which have transmission rights for the 1978 contest.
Mr. Manuel Romero from Spain, an EBU representative, Mr. Hugo Marty of Swiss Television and Mr. Bill Ward of the United Kingdom were among the television officials discussing the provision of facilities for transmission of matches, with local technicians and workmen from the stadium at Cordoba, one of several to be used in 1978.
The Argentine officials recently announced that foreign radio and television crews would be free to import the necessary equipment and materials to cover the World Cup. Dr. Rodolfo Jorge De Lorenzo, public relations director for the organisers, said that under Argentine law, the Director-General of Customs would be authorised to allow the import of broadcasting equipment. Dr. de Lorenzo was speaking at the end of a series of working meetings with representatives of the television organisation.