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Distribution Rights of 2014 U15 Baseball World Cup Acquired by AYM Sports

posted Nov 17, 2014, 11:35 AM by Unknown user


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                1 August 2014




15U Baseball World Cup potential broadcast reach set to surpass 60 million across the Americas 


MAZATLAN, Mexico -- The world governing body for baseball and softball, the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC), today announced an agreement that assigns the broadcast rights of the 2014 15U Baseball World Cup, within the Americas, to AYM Sports.

The most elite selection of 15-year-old baseball players in the world will be representing their countries in the
II U-15 Baseball World Cup -- the highest level of competition in baseball for this age group -- from today (31 July) to 10 August across Sinaloa, Mexico.

The new agreement will also see AYM Sport produce the majority of the U15 Baseball World Cup's eighty-three contests for broadcast across AYM Sports' six television channels and online digital/mobile platforms, which have a potential broadcast reach of more than 62 million households and online/mobile users across the Americas.

Coverage of the U15 Baseball World Cup will be made available globally on a subscription basis via AYM SPORT's online platform: http://internetv.tv/.

AYM Sports will also provide in-game commentary and post-match highlights of the youth international baseball showcase. 

"The WBSC is very pleased to partner with AYM Sports to showcase the 2014 U15 Baseball World Cup," said WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari. "This is a very exciting time for WBSC, as international competitions that feature National Teams continue to drive spectator interest and growing consumer demand. AYM Sports' know-how, platforms and innovation will not only guarantee that U15 Baseball World Cup content is delivered to key markets within the Americas, but also to a worldwide audience."

AYM Sports produces and broadcasts live events and streams to and from anywhere in the world through Over-the-Top (OTT) content.

President of AYM Sports, Benjamin Hinojosa, said: "AYM Sports is proud to partner with the WBSC to bring the U15 Baseball World Cup to a global viewership. At the present time, we are expanding into other markets and territories, and that's why securing the rights of high-quality, globally attractive events like this one is critical to AYM Sports' growth strategy. We are experiencing positive audience growth and demand in elite international competitions and world championships like the U15 Baseball World Cup, and that's why are we are particularly excited to be able to provide even more content that is relevant and attractive to AYM Sports' new and loyal viewers."

Coverage of the eighty-three matches of the II 15U Baseball World Cup will be enhanced by online play-by-play (i.e., CBS Sports GameTracker) and through social media (by following @BWC15U on Twitter and "BaseballWorldCup" on Facebook and Instagram; official hash tag #BWC15U).


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MEDIA: For media inquiries, please contact:
WBSC: media@wbsc.co

AYM Sports: aym@aymsports.com.mx



About AYM Sports:

 AYM Sports, Inc. (which comes from the abbreviation in Spanish Activation Media and Sports), is a Pay TV, open television and internet multimedia company, dedicated to broadcasting Latin American Sport. We are the largest independent producer of Sports, with 11 years of experience.


Its headquarters and HD production center is located in the city of Mexico DF with subsidiaries in Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Cuba.


For more information, visit www.aymsports.net; OTT www.internetv.tv


About the World Baseball Softball Confederation:

Headquartered in the Olympic Capital city of Lausanne, Switzerland, the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) was established in April 2013 and granted recognition as the sole competent authority in baseball and softball by the International Olympic Committee at the 125th IOC Session in September 2013. The WBSC represents a united baseball/softball sports movement that encompasses over 65 million athletes worldwide.


The WBSC governs all international competitions involving any of the National Teams of its 141 National Federation members.  


The WBSC also oversees the Baseball World Cups and Softball World Championships and is the only sports organisation in the world that oversees a U-12 youth national team world championship.


The WBSC currently has National Federation members in 141 countries and territories across Asia, Africa, Americas (Caribbean, Central-, North- and South-America), Europe and Oceania. 


For further information, please go to www.WBSC.co.