Media registration is now open for the 2019 WBSC U-18 and U-12 Baseball World Cups and U-19 and U-12 Softball World Cups.
All members of the media, both local/national and international, who intend to cover one or more of these events must apply through the official WBSC Media Accreditation online platform at my.wbsc.org/mediareq/index.
Registration deadlines are as follows:
- U-12 Baseball World Cup in Tainan, TPE: Monday, 22 July.
- U-12 Softball World Cup in Tainan, TPE: Monday, 22 July.
- U-19 Softball World Cup in Irvine, Calif., USA: Wednesday, 31 July.
- U-18 Baseball World Cup in Gijang, KOR: Monday, 26 August.
Media credentials will be distributed at the pre-event press conference or at the designated competition venue during the event.
GUIDELINES FOR NON-RIGHTS HOLDERS (“NRH”)
Coverage by Non-Rights Holder TV/RADIO and Crew
Only rights holders of applicable games may transmit game footage (audio and/or video) of the WBSC Baseball World Cups. During games, NRHs are not permitted to record either audio or video in the stadium, or conduct live commentary. Failure to respect these guidelines will result in an immediate withdrawal of media accreditation, potential legal action and blacklisting, in order to protect WBSC’s partners and rights-holder agreements.
NRH media will be given access to official training sessions, pre/post-game sessions, mixed zones, press conferences and Opening/Closing Ceremonies. NRH cameras must be turned off and/or stored during games.
Credentials will be granted by specific category (i.e., Press, Photographer, Radio, TV), and access will be granted accordingly.
Photographers and NRH TV crews will be required to wear bibs.