AYM Sports appointed to distribute 2014 15U Baseball World Cup games

01/08/2014

15U Baseball World Cup potential broadcast reach set to surpass 60 million across the Americas

MAZATLAN, Mexico – The world governing body for baseball and softball, the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC), today announced an agreement that assigns the broadcast rights of the 2014 15U Baseball World Cup, within the Americas, to AYM Sports.

The most elite selection of 15-year-old baseball players in the world will be representing their countries in the II 15U Baseball World Cup — the highest level of competition in baseball for this age group — from today (31 July) to 10 August across Sinaloa, Mexico.

The new agreement will also see AYM Sport produce the majority of the 15U Baseball World Cup’s eighty-three contests for broadcast across AYM Sports’ six television channels and online digital/mobile platforms, which have a potential broadcast reach of more than 62 million households and online/mobile users across the Americas.

Coverage of the 15U Baseball World Cup will be made available globally on a subscription basis via AYM SPORT’s online platform: http://internetv.tv/.

AYM Sports will also provide in-game commentary and post-match highlights of the youth international baseball showcase.

“The WBSC is very pleased to partner with AYM Sports to showcase the 2014 15U Baseball World Cup,” said WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari. “This is a very exciting time for WBSC, as international competitions that feature National Teams continue to drive spectator interest and growing consumer demand. AYM Sports’ know-how, platforms and innovation will not only guarantee that 15U Baseball World Cup content is delivered to key markets within the Americas, but also to a worldwide audience.”

AYM Sports produces and broadcasts live events and streams to and from anywhere in the world through Over-the-Top (OTT) content.

President of AYM Sports, Benjamin Hinojosa, said: “AYM Sports is proud to partner with the WBSC to bring the 15U Baseball World Cup to a global viewership. At the present time, we are expanding into other markets and territories, and that’s why securing the rights of high-quality, globally attractive events like this one is critical to AYM Sports’ growth strategy. We are experiencing positive audience growth and demand in elite international competitions and world championships like the 15U Baseball World Cup, and that’s why are we are particularly excited to be able to provide even more content that is relevant and attractive to AYM Sports’ new and loyal viewers.”

Coverage of the eighty-three matches of the II 15U Baseball World Cup will be enhanced by online play-by-play (i.e., CBS Sports GameTracker) and through social media (by following @BWC15U on Twitter and “BaseballWorldCup” on Facebook and Instagram; official hash tag #BWC15U).

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About AYM Sports:

AYM Sports, Inc.  (which comes from the abbreviation in Spanish Activation Media and Sports), is a Pay TV, open television and internet multimedia company, dedicated to broadcasting Latin American Sport. We are the largest independent producer of Sports, with 11 years of experience.

Its headquarters and HD production center is located in the city of Mexico DF with subsidiaries in Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Cuba.

For more information, visit www.aymsports.net; OTT www.internetv.tv

About the 15U Baseball World Cup:

Launched in 2012 by the International Baseball Federation and played every two years, the 15U Baseball World Cup is baseball’s highest and most elite level of competition in this age category, like the 12U Baseball World Cup. And also like the 12U event, the 15U Baseball World Cup is the only world championship across all of sport to feature National Teams within this age range.

Past players who have competed on the youth Baseball World Cup platforms include Canada’s Brett Lawrie, Japan’s Yu Darvish and Shohei Ohtani, South Korea’s Shin-soo Choo, Cuba’s Aroldis Chapman and Yasiel Puig, and USA’s Clayton Kershaw, Justin Upton and Buster Posey, among countless others past and future stars.

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