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WSL announces huge Brazilian broadcast partnership

Brazilian Filipe Toledo © WSL





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50-million Brazilian homes to get live WSL broadcasts through Globosat

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 6 April, 2015 - Los Angeles, California - Today, the World Surf League announced a multi-year broadcast partnership with Globosat in Brazil, which will bring the world’s best surfing to 50 million Brazilian viewers across Globosat’s expansive television platform.

“It is the most exciting time in the history of the sport right now,” Paul Speaker, WSL CEO, said. “The performances of the world’s best surfers, the dynamic venues around the globe and the unparalleled adventure, athleticism and competitive drama of professional surfing has surged in the past 24 months. Being able to partner with Globosat, exposing such a large audience to professional surfing, represents a major step for both our sport and our company and is further illustrative of the tremendous momentum the WSL is experiencing.”

“The country of Brazil is on an incredible run, first with the rise of the ‘Brazilian Storm’ and recently with Gabriel Medina’s maiden World Title clinching.” Speaker continued. “The success is a testament to the country’s belief in surfing as a legitimate and dynamic sport as well as the support of their athletes."

A pioneer in live webcasting and digital content, the WSL has seen unprecedented growth over the past 24 months in terms of audience aggregation, growth and engagement. Today’s announcement of the WSL’s partnership with Globosat is further indicative of the League’s commitment to fostering relationships with top-of-class entities and delivering an unparalleled sporting experience to the largest possible audience.

“We have a long relationship with the surf universe and is such an honor for us to continue with WSL, bringing the very best in the world of surfing,” Pedro Garcia, Globosat Sports CEO.
WSL Samsung Galaxy Men’s Championship Tour (CT):
- Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast: February 28 - March 13, 2015 - won by Filipe Toledo (BRA)
- Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach: April 1 – 12, 2015
- Drug Aware Margaret River Pro: April 15 – 26, 2015
- Rio Pro: May 11 – 22, 2015
- Fiji Pro: June 7 – 19, 2015
- J-Bay Open: July 8 - 19, 2015
- Billabong Pro Teahupoo: August 14 – 25, 2015
- Hurley Pro at Trestles: September 9 – 20, 2015
- Quiksilver Pro France: October 6 - 17, 2015
- Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal: October 20 - 31, 2015
- Billabong Pipeline Masters: December 8 – 20, 2015

WSL Samsung Galaxy Women’s Championship Tour (CT) schedule:
- Roxy Pro Gold Coast: February 28 - March 13, 2015 - won by Carissa Moore (HAW)
- Rip Curl Women’s Pro Bells Beach: April 1 – 12, 2015
- Drug Aware Margaret River Pro: April 15 – 26, 2015
- Rio Women’s Pro: May 11 – 22, 2015
- Fiji Women’s Pro: May 31 – June 5, 2015
- Trestles Women’s Pro: September 9 – 20, 2015
- Cascais Women’s Pro: September 22 - 28, 2015
- Roxy Pro France: October 6 - 17, 2015
- Maui Women's Pro: November 22 - December 6, 2015

Dave Prodan

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