LOS GATOS, CA – 10 Mar, 2016 – The Corona World Championships of Snowboarding Organizing Committee announces today that it will be streamed via the premiere live streaming portal, EverSport.tv, which will showcase the competition through syndication partners globally, excluding China.
On March 9th through the 16th, the world’s top freestyle snowboarders will meet at the 2016 World Championships of Snowboarding in Yabuli, China, competing for titles in Slopestyle, Halfpipe and in Big Air. The total purse will be $500,000 USD.
Among the 170 competing riders are a who’s who of snowboarding. Kelly Clark, Jamie Anderson, Yuki Kadono, Sven Thorgen, Ayumu Hirano and Shaun White will all be on hand to battle it out. This event marks the first time China will host a top-level international snowboarding competition in all 3 disciplines and the return of Shaun White to professional snowboarding.
“We are very proud to present the WCS 2016, the World Championships for snowboarders by snowboarders, to an audience all over the globe. With the hard work and good cooperation between all the partners of World Snowboard Federation and TTR Pro Snowboarding, the WCS is helping to shape and develop Chinese freestyle snowboarding culture and expertise in staging ELITE level events. Thanks to the excellent partnership with EverSport we can bring the event to the whole world by webcasts,” stated Meinhard Trojer, President World Snowboard Federation.
EverSport is an innovative media company that provides a best-in-breed streaming platform proven to grow rights holders’ audience and revenues more effectively than any other platform by harnessing the power of syndication, marketing and social media.
“The Corona World Championships of Snowboarding is an incredibly exciting event for us to feature, especially with Shaun White’s return to competition,” said Wayne Sieve, CEO of EverSport.
With its launch featuring the streaming of the 2014 Asian Games, EverSport.tv has quickly become the premier streaming partner to sports rights holders. The company was founded by a strong set of talented entrepreneurs and visionaries. Co-founders Wayne Sieve and Carl Kirchhoff have each been in the sports business for 20 years, including key leadership roles at Yahoo! Sports, TEAM Marketing AG, and UStream. Investors including Brian Bedol, founder of Classic Sports Network and College Sports Television, which were both sold to ESPN and CBS respectively and Lee Ann Daly, former Executive Vice President of Marketing for ESPN.
World Championships of Snowboarding:
The World Championships of Snowboarding (WCS) is the pinnacle snowboarding event organized by TTR Pro Snowboarding and the World Snowboard Federation (WSF). The WCS crowns snowboarding’s true World Champions in the disciplines of Halfpipe, Slopestyle and Big Air. It is a high caliber celebration of the sport held every 4 years, bringing together 300 riders representing 43 WSF Member Nations, staged by alternating resort locations around the world.
In 2016, Yabuli resort, the largest winter sports resort in China, will host the 2nd edition of the World Championships of Snowboarding.
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Company Name: EverSport
Contact Person: Jane Bolander
Country: United States