I just received this media alert – not sure which Canadian channel (if any) is broadcasting it so if anyone has any idea let me know!!
For the first time in the history ESPN2 network will Broadcast World Salsa Championships
Broadcasts will begin May 27, 2008 at 9:00pm EST.
ORLANDO, Florida, May 27 – The Salsa Seven Inc., the company producing the World Salsa Championships for the ESPN television network, today announced that the TV channel will begin broadcasting the most anticipated dance competition of the year.
Broadcast of the 3rd Salsa World Championships, held last December at Walt Disney World’s(R) Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida. Dancers from 34 countries compete at this major international competition, where they put their artistic skills to the test in the following categories: Salsa Group, Salsa Individual, and Salsa Group/Cabaret. The championship’s grand prize is $80,000. Contestants from Australia, Colombia, Mexico, United States, Puerto Rico and Venezuela will be defending their titles.
On ESPN2, available nationwide in the U.S. to more than 90 million homes.
Event broadcasts will begin Wednesday, May 27,at 9:00 p.m. EST (eastern standard time);6:00 p.m. Pacific time.
For the third consecutive year, the Third Annual Salsa World Championships have been produced by Rob Beiner, famed producer and winner of 12 Emmy Awards. Beiner has produced or directed more than 2,000 sports and Entertainment broadcasts for leading TV networks such as ABC Sports, CBS, NBC Sports, USA Network and ESPN. Beiner considers salsa competitions to be a new sport or “dance-sport”, due to the rigors of training and the skills the dancers must demonstrate in order to qualify for a world event he calls “the Salsa Olympics”.
For more information, go to: www.worldsalsachampionships.com.The 4th Annual World Salsa Championships will be celebrated at the Disney’s Wide World of Sports from December 3-6,2008.”