Stuttgart, September 11, 2007: America's WCSN (World Championships Sports Network) and the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG) have sealed their partnership by signing a new, exclusive contract for the 2009 - 2012 Olympic cycle to ensure the broad distribution of the images from all the FIG events on television, online, and on handheld devices.
Since their initial distribution on http://www.wcsn.com and through syndicated television in 2005, images of gymnastic world championships and world cups have continued to draw an ever growing audience, to the point of becoming the most often consulted sport on the website, in addition to being viewed by more than 45 million American television homes on a syndicated basis.
The FIG was the first international sport federation to sign a partnership with WCSN, a network which today works with many of the Olympic federations. Both parties have agreed to collaborate specifically in the areas of streaming, television, wireless and other consumer enhancements to ensure the increased enjoyment of viewing the sport and growing its interest on a worldwide basis.
World Championship Sports Network (WCSN) is the premier destination for fans of Olympic and lifestyle sports, delivering an immersive experience via exclusive live and on demand coverage of world class competitions, interaction with top athletes and in depth access to sports news and information year round.
WCSN offers comprehensive coverage of over 60 sports disciplines, through exclusive long term programming agreements across a number of key International Federations and National Governing Bodies. Major championship events in sports ranging from Track & Field, Skiing, Swimming, Gymnastics and Cycling to Volleyball, Karate and Taekwondo are featured online at www.wcsn.com <http://www.wcsn.com/> and on television via WCSN's 24/7 cable sports network. WCSN also markets Olympic sports in partnership with International Federations, National Governing Bodies, local organizations, clubs, sponsors, and through related websites and publications.