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ISA enters Eleven Sports broadcast deal for 2017 events



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Eleven Sports to broadcast multiple ISA events past and present

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 17 August, 2017 - The International Surfing Association (ISA) has secured a new TV deal with global broadcaster ELEVEN SPORTS, which will see multiple ISA World Championships highlights now shown in Belgium, Luxembourg, Singapore, Chinese Taipei and the USA.

As part of the agreement, ELEVEN has acquired highlights to the ISA’s premier events in 2017 including:

2017 ISA World Surfing Games, 20-28 May 2017, Biarritz France
2017 ISA World StandUp Paddle (SUP) and Paddleboard Championship: 1-10 September 2017, Vorupør & Copenhagen, Denmark
2017 VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship: 23 September – 1 October, Hyuga, Japan
2017 Stance ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship: 29 November – 3 December, La Jolla, California, USA

Done with the support of the ISA’s media distribution partner, Broadreach Media, the deal continues the ISA’s drive to grow the visibility and reach of world class surfing events for national teams around the world, following the landmark decision to include Surfing on the Olympic Sports Programme for Tokyo 2020, and will see elite Surfing and SUP competition broadcast in new territories.

ISA President, Fernando Aguerre, said: “We are delighted to partner with Eleven Sports to bring exposure and visibility to ISA events in new territories and regions of the world. Following on from our landmark inclusion on to the Olympic Programme for Tokyo 2020, our sport has continued to benefit from increased interest and attention from broadcast media and we’re very pleased to welcome Eleven Sports to the global surfing family.

“We are excited to be showcasing our sport’s high performance and youthful energy to new and global audiences, and offering a glimpse to those around the world of the unique atmosphere we will be bringing to Tokyo 2020.”

Danny Menken, Group Managing Director, ELEVEN SPORTS, added: “We are very pleased to add more top international content across multiple markets from a contemporary sport at the forefront of youth engagement such as Surfing.

“We are committed to providing great content for millennial viewers that they can relate to and feel a part of. Our partnership with the ISA to broadcast Surfing – a sport on the rise globally and the latest addition to the Olympic Games – helps us achieve this goal.”


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