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Nautical Channel partners with College Sailing

Published on April 13th, 2014

USA Nautical Channel will partner with Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) to bring top college sailing regattas to a US and international audience.

ICSA consists of seven regional conferences, and is the governing authority for sailing competition at colleges and universities throughout the United States and parts of Canada.

By using student and professional broadcast media packages, student athletes, coaches, professors, alumni as well as athletic departments are telling their competitive sailing story on Nautical Channel. A “video crowd-sourcing” server is being used allowing sailing colleges to easily upload news stories with footage, photos, and information. Selected content is then aired on the Nautical Channel in over 45 countries and in four languages.

“Joining forces with ICSA and showcasing the US College Sailing season helps Nautical Channel in its mission to elevate sailing to a mainstream national sport in the USA,” said Gero Malingri, Global Sports Director for Nautical Channel. “Following the champions of tomorrow is a unique opportunity to also promote and highlight both the core values of the discipline and the longstanding American sailing tradition.”

Mitch Brindley, President of the Inter-collegiate Sailing Association, “The technical capabilities and scope of the Nautical Channel will provide ICSA with a world-wide platform and a broad audience.”

Nautical Channel is the only international TV channel dedicated to the world of nautical sports and lifestyle. It is available to over 20 million subscribers, in 45 countries (USA- Dish, Dishworld), in English, French, Russian, German, and Italian (Y&S). The channel is offered on over one hundred international pay TV, satellite, subscriber IpTV, mobile phone, Digital Terrestrial, MMDS and cable TV platforms. www.nauticalchannel.com

Source: Mitchell Brindley, ICSA

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