Sunset+Vine to be Host Broadcaster for the FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018

Jun 27, 2018 - 10:25 AM
For Immediate Release 
 
TRYON, NC, USA – June 27, 2018 - Sunset+Vine, the global TV sports producer and distributor, has been appointed as the Host Broadcaster for the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 (WEG), which takes place at the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC), North Carolina, USA from 11-23 September 2018.
 
The FEI World Equestrian Games™, the property of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), the worldwide governing body of equestrian sport, is one of the biggest events on the global sporting calendar. It is held every four years in the middle of the Olympic cycle, combining eight World Championships at one event. An anticipated 1,000 athletes, 1,500 horses and 500,000 spectators from more than 70 countries are expected to attend.
 
Sunset+Vine will provide over 100 hours of live WEG coverage. ©FEI
Under the terms of the agreement, Sunset+Vine will provide comprehensive live coverage from Tryon as well as a daily highlights show. Sunset+Vine will also be responsible for covering the Opening Ceremony on 11 September.
 
The Sunset+Vine team will be led by David Tippett (Project Director) with Michael Cole (Executive Producer); Denise Large (Executive Director); Mark Dennis (Director of Technical Operations); Ruth Hayman (Head of Production) and Adeline Lee (Head of Broadcast Services).
 
Jeff Foulser, Chairman of Sunset+Vine, said:
 
“We are really excited to have been appointed as host broadcaster for the premier event in Equestrian sport. We appreciate the faith being shown in us by Mark Bellissimo and his team in Tryon and look forward to delivering a production of the highest quality to a huge global audience that befits this very special event.”
Mark Bellissimo, Managing Partner of Tryon Equestrian Partners and CEO of Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) said:
“We are delighted to welcome Sunset+Vine on board as the host broadcaster for FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018. It is a company with both pedigree and a track record of success at large scale live international sporting events.
 
“We are confident that in working together, we will be able to capture the action in exciting and engaging ways that will not only enthral existing fans of the games, but help to broaden its appeal to a wider audience.”
FEI President, Ingmar De Vos, commented:
 
“The FEI World Equestrian Games is our flagship event and we are extremely happy to have Sunset+Vine on board as Host Broadcaster. Television coverage plays such a crucial role in bringing sport to a global audience and we are confident Sunset+Vine will deliver for our sport with the very highest production standards and innovations.
 
“The broadcast figures for the previous edition of the Games in Normandy four years ago were really impressive, and we are sure that the professionalism of the Sunset+Vine team and the stunning venue at Tryon will combine to showcase our sport around the world through the reach of global broadcasters such as NBC and the Olympic Channel.”
 
The WEG Tryon 2018 is projected to be the highest-attended sporting event in the United States in 2018. It also has the potential to be the largest sporting event in North Carolina history with over $400 million dollars of projected economic impact over the 13-day event in September 2018.
Media Inquiries
For further information on Sunset+Vine contact: Greg Moore, Head of PR M: +971 (0)55 885 4734 E: greg.moore@sunsetvine.com
For media inquiries about the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018, please visit www.Tryon2018.com or contact one of the following press officers:
National Press Officer – Carly Weilminster at cweilminster@tryonweg.com or +1 (828) 863-1144
International Press Officer – Niki McEwen at niki@revolutionsports.co.uk or 0044(0) 203 176 0355
For more information from the FEI, please contact Shannon Gibbons at shannon.gibbons@fei.org or 0041-78-750-6146.
About Sunset+Vine
Sunset+Vine is a global force in sports broadcast production, distribution and commercial services with offices in the UK, USA, Singapore and Dubai. It has a large host broadcast division delivering coverage from events including the 2017 IAAF Athletics World Championships, the 2014/18 Commonwealth Games and the ICC T20 and Champions Trophy cricket; as well as producing the Premier League and Europa League football and international rugby for UK broadcasters.
 
Sunset+Vine’s programming division owns and produces two major international series – Gillette World Sport and Mobil1 The Grid – alongside three series for CNN – Mainsail, Winning Post and EQ. High end branded content films and titles sequences in motorsport, cycling and sailing are delivered through the creative arm Sunset+Vine Motion. Sunset+Vine’s Media Partnerships division provided the news distribution service for the 2017 America’s Cup, the programme, news and digital distribution for the 2017/18 Volvo Ocean Race and the World Sailing World Cups.
 
Sunset+Vine’s growing digital production division produces and optimises content on social platforms for federations, teams and events.  The client portfolio includes the FIE, ECB, Lord’s Cricket Ground, Youth Olympics and Henley Royal Regatta. Sunset+Vine has spearheaded innovation in sports coverage for over 20 years – from its award-winning Cricket coverage for Channel 4, to transforming the way Disability Sport had been produced and presented during the 2012 Paralympics.
About the Tryon International Equestrian Center
Tryon International Equestrian Center at Tryon Resort, host of the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018, one of the world’s premier equestrian lifestyle destinations, with first-class facilities for all eight FEI disciplines. From carousel to competition, the mission of Tryon Resort is to celebrate the magic of the horse, grow equestrian sport, and increase access to this majestic animal. Tryon Resort is a spring, summer and fall haven for equestrian competitors and enthusiasts, and a year-round destination for connoisseurs of diverse cuisine and shopping, lodging getaways, and family entertainment. Learn more at www.Tryon.com.
 
About the FEI World Equestrian Games
The FEI World Equestrian Games™, held every four years in the middle of the summer Olympic cycle, is the property of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), the world governing body for horse sport recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). It is one of the biggest events on the global sporting calendar, combining World Championships in the Olympic disciplines of Jumping, Dressage and Eventing, the Paralympic discipline of Para-Equestrian Dressage, as well as Driving, Endurance, Vaulting and Reining.
The inaugural FEI World Equestrian Games™ were hosted in Stockholm (SWE) in 1990. Since then the Games have been staged in The Hague (NED) in 1994, Rome (ITA) in 1998, Jerez (ESP) in 2002, and Aachen (GER) in 2006. The first Games to be organised outside Europe were the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ in Kentucky (USA) 2010. The Games came back to Europe for the 2014 edition, the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ in Normandy (FRA), which attracted more than 500,000 on-site spectators and a worldwide television audience of 350 million, as well as delivering an economic impact of €368 million to the French economy.
The FEI World Equestrian Games™ History Hub can be viewed here.
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