Issue 2012/01: WDSF GrandSlam Series Media Rights

::: WDSF Press Release ::: Issue 07/03/2012 :::

WDSF launches tender for media rights to 2013 to 2017 Grand Slam Series

Vladimir Karpov - Maria Tzaptashvilli, RUS © RolandThe World DanceSport Federation is offering interested organisations the opportunity to respond to an Invitation to Tender (ITT) for the purchase of the worldwide media rights to the WDSF GrandSlam Series Standard and Latin from 2013 to 2017.

The WDSF GrandSlam Series brings together the best DanceSport athletes to compete in five qualifying events and the Final, and through the qualifying system guarantees spectacular competition.

The venues chosen for the six events over the next five years are

  • Cambrils (Spain)
  • Hong Kong (China)
  • Stuttgart (Germany)
  • Beijing (China)
  • Moscow (Russia)
  • Final in Shanghai (China)

All dates are fixed within the WDSF calendar 2013 - 2017.

WDSF seeks to increase the awareness and popularity of DanceSport, which has become an important leisure activity. By increasing the exposure in those countries where the sport is little known, WDSF will create greater awareness of the value of bringing together physical effort, artistry and music.

Advances in technology and opportunities to exploit new means of distribution to the viewing public will be an important part of exploiting the rights and helping WDSF achieve its goals.

WDSF will analyse all replies to the ITT that are received and will make a shortlist of applicants who will be invited to present their proposal in more detail.  WDSF will then decide which applicant(s) will be selected as its contractual partner(s) for the exploitation of the rights.

The Invitation to Tender document can be obtained from:

Lukas Hinder, WDSF First Vice-President by e-mail at lukas.hinder@bluewin.ch or

Richard Bunn, WDSF Media Adviser by e-mail at rb@rbinetwork.ch

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For further information please contact:

Richard Bunn, WDSF Media Adviser, by e-mail or telephone +41227381291 or +41792033731