World Lacrosse Announces Most Comprehensive Digital Distribution and Broadcast Plan Ever for Indoor World Championship
LANGLEY, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA — World Lacrosse announced today the most comprehensive digital distribution and broadcast plan ever for the World Lacrosse Indoor World Championship, which begins Thursday at the Langley Events Centre as 20 teams battle to claim The Cockerton Cup, emblematic of excellence in international, indoor lacrosse.
All 72 games from the 2019 World Lacrosse Indoor World Championship will be made available live and free of charge by Lax Sports Network (LSN). Lax Sports Network can be found on the web and via mobile devices at laxsn.com or
laxsportsnetwork.com. LSN is also available as a downloadable app on the following over-the-top (OTT) devices: Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire, AppleTV and Xbox One.
Games will stream live on the LSN homepage and through the “live games” tray on the homepage.
Highlights of featured games will be available nightly on “Lacrosse Now”, the only full-length nightly video program devoted to the best in lacrosse news coverage. It can be seen seven days a week on LSN at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time / 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time.
In addition, ELEVEN SPORTS will carry 24 games live on linear television, including the bronze and gold medal games on September 28. ELEVEN SPORTS is an award-winning global sports provider delivering world-class international and domestic sports and lifestyle entertainment built for fans. ELEVEN SPORTS is distributed in 22 million homes through cable and satellite, along with Fubo and Sony Vue. The network is also available in 60 million households with partnerships including: Xumo, Twitch, Pluto, Samsung Europe, DistroTV, Zingo and Vizio.
ELEVEN is available on popular satellite services such as Direct TV (channel 623) and cable services such as Verizon FIOS (channel 597) and Atlantic Broadband (channel 501). ELEVEN NEXT, the network’s streaming platform, will mirror the linear television offering with live and tape-delayed coverage.
Finally, the Olympic Channel will live-stream the bronze and gold medal games beginning at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time / 1:00 a.m. UK Time (September 29) and 8:00 p.m. Pacific Time / 4:00 a.m. UK Time (September 29), respectively.
Offering year-round coverage of Olympic sports and elite athletes in their quest for success, the Olympic Channel over-the-top (OTT) service is available worldwide and subscription-free at olympicchannel.com, its mobile apps and on connected TV devices.
“This is an extension of the overall approach and distribution philosophy we took earlier this year with our Women’s U19 World Championship, which was highly successful and well-received by fans around the world,” said Darryl Seibel, World Lacrosse Chief Brand and Communications Officer.
“We appreciate the opportunity to bring the very best in international, indoor lacrosse to a global audience through our relationship with LSN, ELEVEN SPORTS and the Olympic Channel, and through the use of emerging and traditional distribution platforms. We also appreciate the work being done by the outstanding broadcast production team at Langley Events Centre to produce and deliver our broadcast at an international standard.”
"Lax Sports Network values its partnership with World Lacrosse," said Rob Wallace, Chief Operating Officer of Lax Sports Network. "The 2019 World Lacrosse World Indoor Championship provides another opportunity to spotlight the best players from around the world competing at the highest level. The games can be seen LIVE for free on the LSN app and games will be recapped nightly on Lacrosse Now.”
The Host Committee at Langley Events Centre will also be streaming all games free through their channels at TFSEtv.ca, with all games available in the 'On Demand' portal the following day.