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21 Broadcasters to take live coverage of the Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds

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ISAF_logo_360Wednesday 17 September 2014 – Twenty one broadcasters have signed up to take live coverage from the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships.

As well as unprecedented coverage from broadcasters, including ESPN (USA), BBC, OSN and beIN France, taking the championships to over 40 territories worldwide, the ISAF YouTube Channel will broadcast the action live (www.youtube.com/isafchannel).

Ten World Champions will be crowned over four days of live Medal Race coverage with the Laser and Laser Radial the first to showcase their talents to a worldwide audience on 18 September. The Men’s and Women’s RS:X on 19 September with the 470 fleets following on 20 September.

The 49er, 49erFX, Finn and Nacra 17 will bring the ISAF Sailing World Championships to a close in the Spanish city on 21 September.

Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds Production Partner, Sunset+Vine|APP, the Oxford-based unit of the multi-award winning UK independent TV sports production and media company Sunset+Vine, will be producing all of the live Medal Race coverage.

Broadcast schedule:

Date Local Time UTC Fleets
18 September 14:00 – 16:00 12:00 – 14:00 Laser and Laser Radial
19 September 14:00 – 16:00 12:00 – 14:00 Men’s and Women’s RS:X
20 September 14:00 – 16:00 12:00 – 14:00 Men’s and Women’s 470
21 September 12:00 – 16:00 10:00 – 14:00 49er, 49erFX, Finn and Nacra 17

Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds Broadcasters:

Broadcaster Territory
1 BETV – taking it through Sport + Belgium
2 BEIN France France
3 CBC Canada
4 Sport + France
5 TG4 Ireland
6 TVP Poland Poland
7 OSN Pan Middle East
8 NOS Netherlands
9 Fox Australia Australia
10 Seven Australia – taking it through FOX Australia
11 TYC Argentina Argentina
12 Sky New Zealand New Zealand
13 Globosat Brazil
14 Action 24 Greece
15 ESPN 3 (if from BT Tower) USA
16 WAPA USA/ Puerto Rico
17 ORF Austria
18 TV2 Norway Norway
19 Nelonen Finland
20 HDLife Finland Finland
21 BBC Red Button UK

Sunset+Vine|APP is the leader in specialist sports TV production and has a strong pedigree in sailing. It is the production partner for the forthcoming Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015 with sister company Sunset+Vine International handling distribution.  It was the only independent production company to be selected by the BBC to assist in its sailing event coverage of London 2012 Olympics; continues to produce CNN International’s flagship sailing programme “Mainsail”; owns the production and distribution rights for Sea Master Sailing, which celebrated its 11th anniversary this year, and is production partner for the Extreme Sailing Series.

Santander 2014 Head of News, Sabina Mollart Rogerson
T: +44 1865 260 200 M: +7922 140148
E:  smollartrogerson@sunsetvineapp.com
About Sunset+Vine
Sunset+Vine is a leading independent supplier of sports programming to broadcasters in the UK and overseas. It has won over 35 broadcast awards including nine Royal Television Society awards and six BAFTA’s most recently for “Best Sport and Live Event” in relation to its production of Channel 4’s ground-breaking coverage of The London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Sunset+Vine was appointed as primary production partner for BT Sport (launched August 2013) and now produces the channel’s live English Premier League Football and Aviva Premiership Rugby matches and all support programming. The company was Host Broadcaster of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and will be for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014 starting in October 2014. In the Middle East, Sunset+Vine has been Host Broadcaster for the Dubai World Cup for 17 consecutive years. A leader in Advertiser Funded Programming, the company devised the world’s most watched weekly sports’ show “Gillette World Sport” (shown in 180 countries at its peak).  Mobil 1 – The Grid is also amongst its extensive portfolio. The company is part of The Tinopolis Group.

About Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds
More than 1, 250 sailors in over 900 boats from 84 nations will compete at the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships from 8-21 September 2014. The best sailing talent will be on show and as well as world titles being awarded across ten events 50% of Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition places will be won based on results in Santander. The regatta format will feature an opening qualification series and a final series with the top ten in each event proceeding to the Medal Race where the final positions will be decided.

Event Website – http://www.santander2014.com/
ISAF Microsite – http://www.sailing.org/events/isafworlds/index.php

About The International Sailing Federation
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) is the world governing body for the sport of sailing.

ISAF is made up of 140 Member National Authorities (MNAs), who are its principal members, and responsible for the decision making process that governs the sailing world.

There are currently more than 100 ISAF Class Associations, ranging from the small dinghy classes for young people up to 60 foot ocean racers.

Sailing is a lifetime sport enjoyed right across the world.

The sport encompasses a massive range of disciplines and events including Olympic sailing, offshore sailing, windsurfing, match racing, team racing, fleet racing and disabled sailing.

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