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WBSC awards broadcast rights in North America and Taiwan for Softball Asia/Oceania Qualifier

September 21, 2019

SHANGHAI, China --   WBSC awards broadcast rights in North America and Taiwan for Softball Asia/Oceania Qualifier



World Baseball Softball Confederation, Maison du Sport International, Av. de Rhodanie 54, Lausanne, 1007 Switzerland
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WBSC awards broadcast rights in North America and Taiwan for Softball Asia/Oceania Qualifier
     
WBSC to live-stream all 16 games of the Women's Softball Asia/Oceania Qualification Event for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad Tokyo 2020 on YouTube and its own OTT platform Game Time.
SHANGHAI, China -- 21 September 2019 -- The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) today announced that Flo Sports and Eleven Sports have been awarded exclusive broadcast rights in North America and Taiwan, respectively, for the WBSC Women's Softball Asia/Oceania Qualifier. The event opens on Tuesday, 24 September, in Shanghai, China, with eight teams from Asia and Oceania battling for the last spot in the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
 
Eleven Sports Taiwan has been awarded exclusive rights to stream the 16 games of the tournament in its territory.
 
In the United States and Canada, the streaming and on-demand sports programming platform  FloSports will provide complete live-coverage of the Olympic Qualifier event, offering every game of the event to its subscribers.
 
WBSC Chairman Tommy Velazquez said: "Fans around the world are anxious to watch the last Olympic Qualifier and finally know the six teams playing in the historic softball's return to the Olympic Games. Once again the WBSC offers a top international softball event to its loyal fan base, giving our sport the highest visibility ever."
 
 
All games of the WBSC Women's Softball Americas Qualifier will be live-streamed and free-to-view on the official WBSC OTT Platform athttps://gametime.sport and theWBSC Official YouTube Channel, for those territories not covered by WBSC's broadcast and live-stream partners.  
 
Eight teams will compete in the WBSC Softball Asia/Oceania Qualifier, including world No. 6 Chinese Taipei, No. 7 Australia, host and No. 8 China, No. 11 New Zealand, No. 13 Philippines, No. 23 Korea, No. 37 Indonesia and No. 42 Hong Kong, China.
 
The official website of the WBSC Softball Americas Qualifier has been launched and is available in six languages -- English, French, Japanese, Korean, Spanish and Traditional Chinese -- at https://olympicsoftball.wbsc.org.
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About the World Baseball Softball Confederation 
Headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland -- the Olympic Capital -- the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) is the world governing body for baseball and softball. WBSC has 208 National Federation and Associate Members in 135 countries and territories across Asia, Africa, Americas, Europe and Oceania, which represent a united baseball/softball sports movement that encompasses over 65 million athletes and attracts approximately 150 million fans to stadiums worldwide annually. 
 
The WBSC governs all international competitions involving official National Teams. The WBSC oversees the Premier12, World Baseball Classic, Baseball World Cups, Softball World Cups and Softball World Championships, as well as baseball and softball events at the Olympic Games.

For more information, visit www.wbsc.org, which is available six languages: English, French, Japanese, Korean, Spanish and Traditional Chinese.
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