INTERNATIONAL WATER SKI FEDERATION AND WCSN ANNOUNCE LONG-TERM PARTNERSHIP TO PROVIDE FANS WITH CONTINUOUS TV AND ON-LINE COVERAGE
SWITZERLAND AND LOS ANGELES, CA – The International Water Ski Federation (IWSF) announced today a long-term partnership with World Championship Sports Network (WCSN) to deliver comprehensive coverage of major championship events worldwide to fans via the company’s broadband service, in the USA and Canada on the WCSN TV, and on its syndicated television show.
) is the premier destination for fans of both Olympic and lifestyle sports and currently delivers comprehensive coverage of over 60 different sports disciplines with live and on-demand reports across multiple distribution platforms.
WCSN will distribute expansive coverage of all IWSF’s major global events, including live coverage of its Waterski & Wakeboard World Cup series and the Waterski World Championships. In addition, WCSN will provide fans with in-depth interviews with athletes, an archive of past World Championships, news updates and highlights programmes.
“We are excited to be able to engage a broader fan base with WCSN’s immersive uninterrupted coverage of our events on both broadband and television platforms,” said Kuno Ritschard, IWSF President,
Claude Ruibal, CEO of WCSN added: “Waterski & Wakeboarding fans will be able to experience their favorite discipline in an entirely new way with non-stop coverage, whether it’s watching an event; learning about an athlete, exploring a photo gallery, checking a score or an event time or interacting with others in the WCSN and Waterski/Wakeboarding community.”
A joint marketing programme will support the coverage including cross promotional links, search engine access, SMS activities, poster campaigns, and targeted media initiatives.
Event Coverage Highlights
Waterski and Wakeboard World Cup Stops; including LIVE coverage of Enniskillen in Northern Ireland on September 7-9
Waterski World Championships in Linz, Austria; including LIVE coverage of this event on September 1-2
Wakeboard World Championships in Doha, Qatar
Waterski Racing World Championships in Rotorua, New Zealand,
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The International Water Ski Federation is the world governing body of the sport and is based in Switzerland. Full details are available at http://www.iwsf.com/
World Championship Sports Network (WCSN) is the premier destination for fans of Olympic and lifestyle sports, delivering an immersive experience via exclusive live and on demand coverage of world class competitions, interaction with top athletes and in depth access to sports news and information year round.
WCSN offers comprehensive coverage of over 60 sports disciplines, through exclusive long term programming agreements across a number of key International Federations and National Governing Bodies. Major championship events in sports ranging from Athletics (Track & Field), Skiing, Swimming, Gymnastics and Cycling to Volleyball, Karate and Taekwondo are featured online at http://www.wcsn.com/
and on television via WCSN’s weekly syndicated television program, World Championship Sports, available in more than 45 million US households. WCSN also markets Olympic sports in partnership with International Federations, National Governing Bodies, local organizations, clubs, sponsors, and through related websites and publications.
WCSN has a strategic partnership agreement with Major League Baseball Advanced Media, LP (MLBAM), the interactive media and Internet Company of Major League Baseball, for its website WCSN.com. WCSN’s lead investor is Polaris Venture Partners who invests in seed, early stage, and middle market companies in high growth industries. They have over $3 billion under management and currently invest in over 90 companies. For more information, please visit http://www.wcsn.com/
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