One year after launching its successful, dynamic broadcast website, WFTDA.tv, the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) is excited to release details about its 2013 online viewing season. The WFTDA is pleased to share the love of the game with skaters, die-hard fans, and new audiences via online broadcast on WFTDA.tv.
WFTDA.tv was created out of the desire to strengthen the integrity and image of the sport of women’s flat track roller derby, and redefine roller derby broadcast standards to maximize enjoyment for fans around the world. WFTDA.tv will offer live coverage and archives of monthly bouts from late spring through WFTDA Championships in November.
WFTDA.tv will formally roll out its Livestream.com-based initiative, “WFTDA.tv Presents” this season. This project offers member leagues the opportunity to produce and distribute their own content under the WFTDA banner, and receive promotional and technical support from the organization. These events are produced by WFTDA leagues, and distributed and promoted via WFTDA.tv’s Livestream platform free of charge (visit the WFTDA’s Livestream channel at http://new.livestream.com/wftdatvonlivestream/).
WFTDA.tv Presents Broadcasts (via Livestream.com):
May 11 – Texas Rollergirls Texecutioners (Austin, TX) vs. Rocky Mountain Rollergirls 5280 Fight Club (Denver, CO)
June 5 – Rose City Rollers Wheels of Justice (Portland, OR) vs. London Rollergirls London Brawling (London, UK)
In addition to WFTDA.tv Presents programming, WFTDA.tv will proudly offer its 2013 season, including free, member-supported, and pay-per-view streaming options to fans of WFTDA roller derby.
WFTDA.tv 2013 Season Broadcasts:
June 28-30: East Coast Derby Extravaganza, hosted by Philly Roller Girls, Feasterville, Pennsylvania.
Aug. 16-18: Division 2 Playoffs, hosted by the Des Moines Derby Dames, Des Moines, Iowa.
Aug. 23-25: Division 2 Playoffs, hosted by the Killamazoo Derby Darlins, Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Sept. 6-8: Division 1 Playoffs, hosted by the Fort Wayne Derby Girls, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Sept. 13-15: Division 1 Playoffs, hosted by the River City Rollergirls, Richmond, Virginia.
Sept. 20-22: Division 1 Playoffs, hosted by the Blue Ridge Roller Girls, Asheville, North Carolina
Sept. 27-29: Division 1 Playoffs, hosted by the Cherry City Derby Girls, Salem, Oregon.
Nov. 8-10: 2013 WFTDA Championships, hosted by the Brewcity Bruisers, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Live viewing of the 2013 East Coast Derby Extravaganza will feature more than 23 Division 1 and Division 2 sanctioned bouts for viewing free of charge to viewers.
Also new this year, our Division 2 tournaments will head to the heartland in late summer 2013 for two fast-paced Division 2 Playoffs events. With the exciting addition of these tournaments, the WFTDA is looking to expand its season of coverage to help present more thrilling, competitive events via broadcast. WFTDA.tv will offer D2 viewers the option to help financially support these broadcasts through member-supported donations of any level, with coupons and discount codes to thank generous supporters.
2013 Division 1 Playoffs and Championship tournaments—four Playoffs followed by the Championship tournament—from September to November, will again be available via pay-per-view. The Playoffs and Championships’ pay-per-view costs will remain $12 per tournament weekend. WFTDA.tv will also offer a free audio boutcast for all pay-per-view bouts and free on-demand archives following the events. All-inclusive 2013 Playoffs viewing packages will be available for $50, and Championships will be $20 for the weekend.
Proceeds from WFTDA.tv will continue to be reinvested into the organization's programming and will help support initiatives that strengthen the WFTDA’s common goals, always with the promotion and development of the sport in mind.
About Women’s Flat Track Derby Association: Founded in 2005, the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association is the international governing body for the sport of women’s roller derby and a membership organization for leagues to collaborate and network. The WFTDA sets standards for rules, seasons and safety, and determines guidelines for the national and international athletic competitions of member leagues. There are currently 176 WFTDA member leagues and 119 leagues in the WFTDA Apprentice program globally. The WFTDA a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization is governed by a five-member, volunteer Board of Directors. The website is http://www.wftda.com/
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