-2019 World Chase Tag Championship to be shown by terrestrial broadcaster for the first time
- 4th World Championships Event (WCT4) takes place at York Hall, in Bethnal Green, on Saturday 24th August
(LONDON, UK): Sunset+Vine, the UK independent TV sports production and media company, has teamed up with Channel 4 to produce a highlights show of the 2019 World Chase Tag Championships that will be shown on British terrestrial television for the very first time next month.
Sunset+Vine introduced the sport, which is based on the simple playground favourite game of “tag” or “It”, to the broadcaster as a potential new exciting proposition for television.
Invented by brothers Christian and Damien Devaux, the sport began in earnest in 2016 and has quickly built a cult following. Chase Tag consists of two players - a chaser and an evader - in an arena with various obstacles which players can use to evade being tagged by their chaser. The chaser has 20 seconds to catch their opponent and prevent them from scoring a point.
Mike Brosnan, Executive Producer at Sunset+Vine, commented;
“When we discovered Chase Tag we were confident that this superfast, action packed, high risk version of ‘It’ had real potential to make a television programme. We were delighted that Channel 4 could see this too and committed to making this a broadcast reality. The game of “It” will never be the same again. We cannot wait to see how the viewing public receive the sport.”
The Chase Tag World Championships brings together the world’s best professional Parkour athletes and free runners to compete head to head in an obstacle based arena that’s full of thrills and spills. The World Chase Tag Governing Body oversees the game.
The 2019 World Chase Tag Championships will be held at York Hall, Bethnal Green, London on Saturday 24th August and Channel 4 will broadcast highlights of the event, produced by Sunset+Vine, presented by Vick Hope, in mid-September.
For further information: Greg Moore, Head of PR, Sunset+Vine
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Sunset+Vine is a global force in sports broadcast production, distribution and commercial services. 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.
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