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Telekom extends sponsorship contract with Telekom Veszprém, qualified for the Final Four

Budapest, May 10, 2019 11:00

Telekom extends sponsorship contract with Telekom Veszprém, qualified for the Final Four

Magyar Telekom has extended the sponsorship contract with the Telekom Veszprém men’s handball team, who made it to the final four of the Champions’ League a few days ago. According to the agreement, signed today, Telekom will continue to support the work of the adult and youth teams of the Veszprém Club as naming sponsor for an additional three years, until the end of the 2021/2022 championship season.

Telekom will help the team successfully prepare for domestic and international matches with telecommunication devices and services as well. They will provide WiFi coverage in the Veszprém Arena for the supporters visiting the team’s “home turf”. Additionally, the company will also work on improving the “cheering experience” of the thousands strong local team of supporters with digital solutions, such as shot speed meter, virtual reality (VR) based games, and a digital kiosk helping to get information on the team.

According to plans, from July on, Telekom will offer a discount mobile tariff package to customers holding an Épitők Supporters’ Card, including unlimited domestic calls and SMS sending, plus 5 GB data usage. The supporters’ offer is a special one: by using it, customers will also support their favorite team, since Telekom will donate 5% of the revenues of the tariff package to Telekom Veszprém, on top of the sponsorship fee, and this extra amount will be transparently spent on team supporters.

„We are proud to provide - as naming sponsor - continued support for one of Hungary’s most successful teams that excels on the international scene as well. The resilience, diligence and fighting spirit of the team is an example for us all, and will be a token of their success in the future. The club has a fantastic community of supporters, and through our digital solutions we intend to give them a much bigger cheering experience” – explained Tibor Rékasi, CEO of Magyar Telekom.

„The cooperation between Telekom and the club dates back to more than two decades, and we are also connected by our love for this sport. We are glad that our “most faithful supporter” gave their vote of confidence to the club for another three years. We are confident that our results at home and abroad will be to their satisfaction. As for the cooperation itself, it is important and positive for us that in addition to top players of handball, special emphasis is given to supporting the development of younger players as well” – said Dr. Zoltán Csík, CEO of the Veszprém Handball Team Zrt. upon signing the agreement.

The Telekom Veszprém team is the most successful men’s handball club in Hungary, and a record champion, boasting of the following results: 25 times Hungarian champion, 27 times Hungarian Cup winner, 3 times Hungarian Supercup winner; 2 times winner of the European Cup Winners’ Cup, 2 times SEHA League winner, 3 times Champions’ League finalist, 2 times European Cup Winners’ Cup finalist, 2 times Champions’ League semi-finalist and already 5 times participant of the Champions’ League Final Four. Besides that, 23 Veszprém players were picked as player of the year in Hungary, 10 Veszprém players made it to the European dream team for the year, and 3 Veszprém players were top scorers of the Champions’ League.