The WPH is in preliminary talks with ESPN3 & The WatchESPN App. WPH received approval from ESPN to air six out of the seven Race4Eight Stops on Tour (2016/17 season), plus the Vegas 3WallBall Outdoor World Championships in September. “We are just waiting on a formal contract from Bristol, Connecticut, and this is a done deal,” says Dave Vincent, with the WPH. “All talks have been quite positive and there is even rumblings of a multi-year deal in the works.” If the WPH can ink out the deal, than ESPN and the World Players of Handball could become a staple until the year 2020 and beyond.
Exciting times for handball’s mass exposure!
Vincent tells us to be hopeful, but to leave the champagne bottles corked. “What I do know is that ESPN has given us the green light on the upcoming season, but we have not formally signed any documents. I do believe we will be filming the Vegas 3WallBall Event for Handball, Paddleball & Racquetball in September on the Network, followed by the Simple Green US open a month later, to kick off the tour. So, we will end 2016 in a very good marketing position for the sport.”
Full Race4Eight Schedule posted below.
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