International Roller Cup Live on ESPN 3

Nov. 05, 2012, 3:48 p.m. (ET)

Modena, November 5th 2012



ESPN3 and International Roller Cup: the best figure roller skating competition across the world

A new deal to carry live the event in Full HD Technology for USA, South America and Oceania. Hosting athletes from all over the world, including United States



ESPN3 and International Roller Cup, together again to offer the American audience the greatest figure roller skating contest. The most important sport network of the world have recently renewed his alliance with International Roller Cup, and will carry live the show on December 2012.


The collaboration between ESPN3 and IRC started last year: thanks to an exclusive deal, ESPN3 was entitled to carry live the event in the US through the multi-screen sports network. The agreement has been now renewed for 2012, and on December the 2nd the show held in Modena will be available online at, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app, and through ESPN on Xbox LIVE.


In addition to the United States, ESPN3 will have the exclusive to carry live the show of the ultimate figure roller skating contest in the whole South America and Oceania, and for all further airings.


Multi-platform viewing has become a new frontier for international broadcasting,

the perfect match for International Roller Cup: an innovative formula, combining single athletes and team’s performances, and an exceptional line up of skaters coming from all over the world, including United States. Thus ESPN3 is the perfect companion for International Roller Cup’s mission, to promote figure roller skating across the world.


Figure roller skating has ancient origins, but his recent growth is strictly related to the United States where it moved the first steps as a competitive discipline. In just a few years International Roller Cup has become the ultimate challenge for figure roller skating, thanks to the perfect balance of sport and entertainment at their best. The fourth edition of the event will present several new elements, all designed to raise the bar of the level of the competition and the show. More countries represented, more athletes, from 16 to 24 thanks to the addition of four couples, and one more round of the challenge for the perfect competition, with all four disciplines – male and female single, dance and artistic couple – equally represented.





To match EPSN3’s high standard on sport events, International Roller Cup will provide a high definition production: 10 Full HD technology cameras will shoot the event, to catch every detail of the athlete’s performances and offer them to the viewers with unchanged quality, preserving the vivid beauty of the sport. The live English comment will guide the viewers through the entire show, from the concentration before the exhibition to the reaction of teammates and audience: every jump and spin will be shown through satellite transmission, for a full immersion in the experience of International Roller Cup also thanks to the Dolby Digital Audio Technology.


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