Slam Dunk to the Beach Announces Comprehensive Media Deal

10
Dec 2014

17 of the December Event’s 18 Games Will Be Televised and One Will Be Carried on ESPN3

Lewes, DE – December 10, 2014 – The Delaware Sports Commission is excited to announce an extensive media agreement for the upcoming return of Slam Dunk to the Beach.  ESPN3 will deliver the December 29 game between Roselle Catholic High School (NJ) and Gonzaga College High School (DC) live at 6:00 p.m. My Cozi TV Delmarva will broadcast every other tournament contest over the air. Broadcasts of those games will also be streamed live online at NFHSNetwork.com. iHeartMedia will provide radio broadcasts for select contests throughout the event.

“This multi-pronged media deal is a huge coup for Slam Dunk to the Beach,” said Delaware Sports Commission Chairman, Dr. Matthew Robinson. “To be able to work with the Worldwide Leader in Sports, as well as a pair of strong local entities, provides us with a comprehensive level of coverage most tournaments simply cannot offer.  We will have 17 of our 18 games on television plus ESPN3, which will provide the perfect opportunity to showcase both the state of Delaware as well as these incredibly talented student-athletes.”

ESPN3 coverage will be available online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and streamed on televisions through Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. It will be produced by Linacre Media and available in High Definition across the country.

All other telecasts will be produced by the NFHS Network, which is the nation’s leading destination for live coverage of high school sports and events. Nside Sports broadcasts high school games and other school events on the NFHS Network, which is a joint venture between the NFHS Network and Nside Sports. Web viewers can log on to nside4sports.com for more information, while fans on the go can also catch all the games by downloading the NFHS app for iPhone and Android devices.

MyCOZi TV is the sister station of WRDE, NBC Coast TV, Delmarva’s Own NBC TV Station. My COZiTV is available on Comcast Cable on Channel 204, on Mediacom Cable Channel 99, and over the air on Channel 31.2.

“It is terrific to be a part of bringing this wonderful event to as large an audience in Delmarva as possible,” said Bob Backman, President and COO of WRDE and COZiTV.  We are very proud and excited to partner with Slam Dunk to the Beach.”

Slam Dunk to the Beach has also partnered with iHeartMedia – Delaware and iHeartMedia – Salisbury as local radio partners for the event. iHeartMedia will broadcast one game each day on Fox Sports 1290 AM, WDOV 1410 AM and Fox Sports 960 AM, giving the tournament statewide over-the-air coverage in Delaware as well as reach into sections of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland. The games can also be heard nationwide on FoxSports1290AM.comWDOV.com and FoxSports960.com, and on the go by using the iHeartRadio app. The games broadcasted on the iHeartMedia family of networks will be Gill St. Bernard’s School (NJ) vs. Ss. John Neumann-Goretti (PA) on Saturday, December 27, Haverford School (PA) vs. Roselle Catholic High School (NJ) on Sunday December 28 and Christ the King Regional High School (NY) vs. Sanford School (DE) on Monday, December, 29.

A national slate of high school teams will participate in the return of the renowned Slam Dunk to the Beach tournament. The field is headlined by four schools who occupied spots in the USA Today’s preseason national rankings. #7 Roselle Catholic High School (Roselle, NJ), #13 Our Savior New American School (Centereach, NY), #27 Christ the King High School(Middle Village, NY) and #29 Gonzaga College High School (Washington, D.C.) will all spend their winter break in the First State. Sixteen teams—representing seven states and the District of Columbia—will be competing in this year’s event. The tournament, long a staple of the national high school basketball calendar, is returning for the first time since 2003. For 13 years Slam Dunk to the Beach hosted some of the nation’s premier players, including LeBron James (’01), Dwight Howard (’03), Kevin Durant (’03), Carmelo Anthony (’00) and J.J. Redick (’01), all now NBA superstars. The new incarnation of the event is sure to provide a showcase for numerous stars of tomorrow.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit slamdunktothebeach.com or follow the tournament on Facebook at Slam Dunk to the Beach or via twitter under the handle @SlamDunkToBeach.  The first 100 fans that purchase three-day tournament passes by December 12 and enter the promo code “Slam Dunk” will receive a free Slam Dunk to the Beach t-shirt.

About Delaware Sports Commission:

The Delaware Sports Commission, a not-for-profit organization, was established to attract large and small sporting events to Delaware to benefit the sports industry and community and to positively impact Delaware’s economy. The DSC also assists with the retention and growth of existing sports events. To date, the DSC has partnered with close to 40 regional and national events, paving the way for larger-scale future events to be held in Delaware.

About ESPN3

ESPN3 is ESPN’s live multi-screen sports network, a destination that delivers thousands of exclusive sports events annually.  It is accessible online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and streamed on televisions through Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.  The network is currently available to 95 million homes at no additional cost to fans who receive their high-speed Internet connection or video subscription from an affiliated service provider.  The network is also available at no cost to approximately 21 million U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel via computers, smartphones and tablets connected to on-campus educational and on-base military broadband and Wi-Fi networks.

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