PWT Increases TV Coverage

The premier event in watersports, the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour will unveil its biggest television deal ever in 2005 with unprecedented coverage that will reach 250 million households in 112 countries.

The total package for Pro Wakeboard Tour programming options includes eight different cable networks with over 20 airings for each of the Pro Tour's five events. The bulk of the programming will be on cable networks including Outdoor Life, Fox SportsNet, Fuel, iNDEMAND INHD, and Video ONDEMAND with a total household reach of over 80 million in the United States. Additional hi-lites will be seen on two new action sports networks including Hazardous TV and RIPE TV.

Fusion TV will produce the shows for the Pro Wakeboard Tour for the third consecutive year. And, for the first time ever, Fusion TV will shoot three of the Pro Wakeboard Tour's shows in High Definition and make the shows available 24 hours a day to subscribers of iNDEMAND'S INHD service, and to 80 million international HD households.

"The High Definition aspect is really exciting," said Doug Allen president of Fusion TV. "Viewers can catch all the excitement of a Pro Wakeboard Tour event. It's the next best thing to being there."

The iNDEMAND element will also be available to cable customers not receiving High Definition feeds. Three of the Pro Wakeboard Tour shows and additional hi-lite coverage will be available to over 30 million subscribers who receive video ONDEMAND. That means that viewers can play the Pro Wakeboard Tour's highlights at any time, and watch them as often as they want.

"This is a huge development," said Sean Dishman Sponsorship Director of World Sports & Marketing, the organizing body for the Pro Wakeboard Tour. "It's like wall to wall coverage for wakeboarding."

The MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour is a five-event circuit organized by World Sports & Marketing of Orlando, Florida. Powered by Indmar Marine Engines, the Pro Tour has the support of the following: SeaDoo watercraft, Verizon Wireless, Perfect Pass, Hyperlite, Infinity Marine Audio, Toyo Tires, KMC Wheels, Liquid Force, Gator Boards, CWB, J - Star, O'Brien, Double-up, Billabong, Oakley, Reef, Body Glove, UGP, Epiphone Guitars, , buywake.com, Love Sac, Capix Helmets, Indo Boards, Execute, Mikker.com, Wakeworld.com, Wakeboarder.com, Monster Towers, Say I Won't, Ten-80 and One Percent Design.

WakeBoarding magazine, published by World Publications, is the official magazine of the Pro Wakeboard Tour. WakeBoarding is the definitive source on all things wakeboarding, with expert coverage of professional instruction, gear, boats and the latest news.