Addition of new events gives Flo premier global schedule for dance event rights and coverage
AUSTIN, Texas — August 9, 2018 — Today, FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, announced an agreement with the World DanceSport Federation (WDSF) to live stream coverage of 30 top-level events exclusively on FloDance.com. Live and on-demand coverage includes the World and Continental Championships, the GrandSlam Series, the Professional Division GrandPrix, and more, giving fans the opportunity to follow elite DanceSport year-round.
On-demand programs and packages of close to 100 WDSF top-level events held between 2014 and 2018 will soon be available on FloDance. This totals nearly 200 hours of the world’s best dancers captured and produced by DanceSport experts.
FloDance covers a wide range of dance genres, including Swing, Country Western, Latin, and Standard among others. The addition of the international high-performance WDSF events to FloDance’s already impressive lineup of dance competitions, such as the American DanceSport Festival and the UCWDC Country Dance World Championships, makes FloDance a global destination for dance fans.
As part of the agreement, FloSports will provide exclusive event coverage, including live, instant replay (re-live) and archival video-on-demand footage, of approximately 30 top-level events per year. The scheduled dance events kick off from Stuttgart, Germany, with the GrandSlam, GrandPrix, and Boogie Woogie championships, which began Aug. 7 on FloDance.com.
Other live streamed WDSF competitions include:
- 2018 GrandSlam Standard Stuttgart
- 2018 GrandSlam Latin Stuttgart
- 2018 World Open Kings Cup Bangkok
- 2018 World Cup Standard Chengdu
- 2018 World Cup Latin Chengdu
- 2018 GrandSlam Standard Moscow
- 2018 GrandSlam Latin Moscow
- 2018 GrandSlam Final Latin Shanghai
- 2018 GrandSlam Final Standard Shanghai
- World Youth Open Standard Riga
- World Youth Open Latin Riga
“WDSF is a world-class organization, filled with elite athletes that embody the passion and talent we’re dedicated to showcasing,” FloSports SVP, Global Rights Acquisition and Strategy Adam Fenn said. “This new agreement will make FloDance the home for dance fans, with year-round coverage of the events they most want to watch, and we look forward to delivering them in the high-quality, authentic manner dance fans want and deserve.”
“We look forward to our collaboration with FloSports and the opportunity to further enhance our event coverage to best highlight our athletes, while delivering an exceptional experience to our fans,” Shawn Tay, First Vice-President and CEO of the World DanceSport Federation said.
To access live and on-demand coverage of WDSF events, visit FloDance.com and become a monthly or annual PRO subscriber. Either subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events on all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Roku, or Apple TV 4.
For more information, visit www.FloSports.tv.
FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, partners with event rights holders, governing bodies, and other media companies to unlock a world of sports coverage that true fans have been waiting for. Through live streaming of premier events, original video programming, and weekly studio shows, FloSports is growing the sports, the events, the athletes, and the fans. Current verticals under the FloSports header include Rugby, Basketball, MMA, Football, Wrestling, Track, Gymnastics, Hockey, and more.
About World DanceSport Federation – WDSF
Founded in 1957, the world governing body for DanceSport is currently made up of 97 National Member Bodies and two Associate Members. WDSF is recognised by the International Olympic Committee since 1997. Its mission is to regulate and develop the sport for the benefit of millions of dancers at all levels and in all disciplines.
DanceSport is the all-encompassing brand for an activity that is uniquely accessible and sociable, and that allows for the participants to improve physical fitness and mental well-being, to interact, and to obtain results in the thousands of competitions held around the world under the auspices of WDSF.