King of Wake to Air in Nearly 80 Million Homes on VERSUS

Orlando, Fla. – World Sports & Marketing and the NBC Sports Group have partnered to televise the 2011 King of Wake series this summer on VERSUS. The King of Wake's new cable television partner, which reaches nearly 80 million homes, will air all eight stops of the series on Tuesday evenings at 6 p.m. ET.

Tune in to follow wakeboarding’s top pro riders, as they compete in the sport’s most elite competition series for big prize money and to see who rules the wake. VERSUS will give viewers unprecedented access to the competition with in-depth profiles of all the top riders.

“With this new partnership, the King of Wake will go from a cable television network of 30 million homes to nearly 80 million homes on VERSUS,” said Sean Dishman, Director of Sales and Marketing for the King of Wake. “VERSUS will help enable us to expose our brand, the sport and its athletes to a considerably larger audience in high definition.”

VERSUS' Schedule for the 2011 King of Wake Series:

EPISODE EVENT AIRS ON VERSUS
EP. 1 Wake Games 6/7   | 6:00 p.m. ET
EP. 2 Pro Wakeboard Tour: Stop #1 6/28 | 6:00 p.m. ET
EP. 3 Pro Wakeboard Tour: Stop #2 7/19 | 6:00 p.m. ET
EP. 4 Pro Wakeboard Tour: Stop #3 7/26 | 6:00 p.m. ET
EP. 5 Pro Wakeboard Tour: Stop #4 8/16 | 6:00 p.m. ET
EP. 6 WWA National Championships 9/6   | 6:00 p.m. ET
EP. 7 WWA World Championships 9/27 | 6:00 p.m. ET
EP. 8 Pro Wakeboard Tour: Stop #5 10/4 | 6:00 p.m. ET

About VERSUS

VERSUS, part of the NBC Sports Group, prides itself on super-serving passionate sports fans across all platforms.  Now in more than 76 million homes, the network is the cable television home of the National Hockey League (NHL), IZOD IndyCar Series, Tour de France and Professional Bull Riders (PBR).  VERSUS also airs NASCAR, NBA, UFC, college football, college basketball and Triple Crown horse racing coverage. The network is also home to the best outdoor programming on television. VERSUS is distributed via cable systems and satellite operators throughout the United States.

About King of Wake

The King of Wake is the world’s elite pro wakeboarding series, attracting the sport’s top athletes from throughout the globe. Over the course of a season, athletes compete for the ultimate wakeboarding crown in a series points race of eight events throughout the United States to see who rules the wake. The 2011 series consists of the Wake Games, the WWA National Championships, the WWA World Championships and all five stops on the Pro Wakeboard Tour. The King of Wake is organized by World Sports & Marketing – the leading wake-events producer since 1988.