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Why Join the WBC Live Consortium?

Sports fans around the world are verifiably eager to watch more ultra high definition sporting events. Current conditions make this the prime time to deliver ‘regular season’ boxing matches to sports fans’ living rooms and give them the highest quality viewing experiences possible.

WBC LIVE Channel Powered by VIVE is uniquely a comprehensive, linear [live] channel housed within VIVE’s electronic program guide (EPG) on every connected device that blends upcoming professional boxing match promotions, chat show-style commentary, global combat news, legacy footage, such as archive fights, and most importantly, live professional and amateur boxing events from all around the globe.

The impetus of WBC Consortium is for WBC and promoters worldwide to collectively organize and publicize a continuum of professional boxing bouts for the benefit of all parties concerned.

As per the adage “there is strength in numbers”, it is important for as many promoters to participate as possible for such a channel to gain traction with the public. The more promoters, the more the fights, the more the audience, the more everyone wins.

WBC LIVE
Global Boxing Hub

24/7 promo channel

Parallel to the live event schedule, WBC LIVE Channel streams a free-to-view combat news and promo channel featuring previews of upcoming bouts, interviews and talk shows.

live fights

Fans from every corner of the globe can tune in to live combat events – even simultaneously – in real time free of charge with nothing but WiFi access.

Dynamic lineup

WBC BOXING will showcase live professional boxing events and tournaments from all around the globe, including 'regular season'/non-title bouts.

superior quality

Imagine better-than-broadcast quality audiovisual live entertainment with low latency streamed directly to your screen of choice in UHD HDR or HD HDR.

global reach

VIVE Network has a suite of branded apps available in almost every country, as well as a presence on ad-supported freemium platforms, such as Rakuten and Pluto TV (to name a few, and more coming soon).

Marketing

WBC BOXING will get massive exposure not only on WBC LIVE Channel, but also WBC's social media accounts, Roku, Spotify, Hulu, Instagram & YouTube ads, plus cross-promotion by member promoters.

MONETIZATION

Keep 100% of in-venue ticket proceeds (powered by Ticket Master), plus make the optional upside on sponsorship sales*.

VIEWING VENUES

What promoters get:

    *See FAQ “Who Handles Live Productions” below.

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers
  1. World Boxing Council is a veritable heavyweight in the realm of professional boxing with over 1M fans on Instagram and Facebook, respectively.
  2. Pre-fight publicity on an all-boxing, 24/7 global channel is very compelling.
  3. Fight fans around the world can tune in to the WBC LIVE Channel free on any connected device.
  4. Event commentary will be multilingual.
  5. WBC LIVE is the only platform that streams events in Ultra HD (4K), thus filling a void of 4K sports entertainment.
  6. WBC Consortium is a philosophy of all for one and one for all, a juxtaposition to the competitive nature of vying for titles and belts.

A minimum of eight (8) weeks is necessary to adequately publicize an event, as well as to organize the venue and production crew. 

  • Event details:
    • Title;
    • Date;
    • Time;
    • Description;
  • Bout sheet;
  • Fighters’ stats, photos, and social profiles;
  • Poster artwork in specified format/s;
  • Archive footage;

Whenever possible, event venues will be Live Nation properties and consequently ticketed by Ticket Master. 100% of ticket proceeds shall be remitted directly to promoters.

Promoters will be granted a portion of broadcast ad inventory for each event to sell to local businesses, proceeds from which shall be split with VIVE Network.

VIVE Network will hire, manage, and pay for camera crew and broadcast engineer/s, as well as cover costs associated with the: 

  • venue hire;
  • ring;
  • lighting;
  • Internet;
  • ring card girls;
  • and commentators;

Either HD HDR or UHD HDR, depending upon the production. Spectators will enjoy the events in the highest resolution of which their device(s) is (are) capable.

Yes, regardless of whether a fight card includes (a) title fight(s). However, in the case of fight cards featuring title fights, replays may be sold for pay-per-view price slightly lower than the live ticket prices, subject to agreement. Otherwise, promoters will have the ability to showcase non-title fights on their web channels for free relatively soon after the live PPV.

As a media company and advocate for promoters, VIVE will continually strive to secure as many third-party distributors for events and replays as possible, to all of which revenue sharing will apply. The goal is for promoters to organize the best fights and for VIVE to try to do the best deals for the greater common good.

That said, any post-event transmission or sales initiated or negotiated by promoter must be approved by VIVE in writing.

Promoters will have exclusive financial responsibility for:

  • ring announcer;
  • poster artwork;
  • weigh-in;
  • physicians;
  • sanctioning;
  • purses;

VIVE Network Made TV History
February 23, 2019
and Streamed the 1st LIVE 4K HDR Professional Boxing Event

in association with

Classic
Entertainment
Sports

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Making the Case for Boxing

LIVE Pro Boxing is a Hit in the USA

In Spring 2017, the number of people in the U.S. who watched pro boxing amounted to 21.03 million within a period of 12 months. The number of people in the U.S. who watched pro boxing within a period of 12 months has consistently exceeded 20 million since Autumn 2011.
Avid Consumer Association vote
Statista.com, July 2018

Live Events in UHD: Most Coveted Ticket on TV

Live 4K events are all about an immersive viewing experience, and there’s nothing more immersive and compelling in Ultra HD than live sports.

Ultra HD viewers will be demanding to see compelling 4K content, especially live sports events on their brand new TV screens.

The success of live sports in Ultra HD is accelerating, so we [SES] have set up a dedicated SES Events channel as part of our Ultra HD platform, which offers the world’s largest channel lineup of linear 4K content, reception gear, and satellite distribution.
Steven Corda
VP Business Development at SES, August 1, 2018

The Era of Streaming Niche Sports Dawns

A new generation of niche sports is looking to streaming instead of big networks to find more exposure and new fans.

Besides the incumbent television companies, tech powerhouses like Amazon, Facebook and YouTube are experimenting with sports rights.

"It is the greatest time to be a sports fan in the history of the world," says Burke Magnus, the ESPN executive in charge of programming
New York Times
July 17, 2018
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World's 1st Linear 4K HDR Network and Live Event Platform

VIVE Network aims to fill the UHD entertainment void by democratizing the production, distribution, and monetization of live UHD HDR content, such as niche sports with massive fan bases, thereby addressing the demand of multimillions of UHD viewers worldwide.

VIVE has developed a workflow that eliminates the need for satellite trucks, therefore allowing for small footprint at venues and backhauling to a central studio that packages and prepares streams for distribution in real time to all devices globally.

"We have built something groundbreaking and minimized the live UHD HDR TV learning curve. We are delighted to finally be in a position to invite third parties to join us in propelling the initiative to proliferate premium UHD HDR entertainment."
John Jacaman
VIVE Network Founder

UHD Initiative

We Make It Our Mission to Break the Rules of Traditional TV

VIVE Network’s Objectives

Given the number of UHD screens sold globally, there is a deficit of premium UHD HDR content which makes for a captive audience.

Lifestyle and sports entertainment is fragmented as it is, and consumers are cord-cutting in favor of à la carte choices. Aggregating the best collection of UHD entertainment is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

VIVE’s interest is propelling the initiative to proliferate premium UHD HDR entertainment, hence VIVE champions the notion of all for one and one for all. In the case of its ’open’ and accessible PaaS for content owners, it’s all about flexibility and scalability.

Steady supply of quality programming ensures regular consumption, so VIVE has devised a mechanism whereby to train and recruit aspiring film and television production professionals entirely within the realm of ultra-high definition.

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The UHD Opportunity

Major Milestone

Earlier this year the BBC received a total of 1.6 million requests for its 4K UHD test streams of World Cup and Wimbledon.

Forbes.com, July 24, 2018

This has been a great year for Ultra HD with audience demand reaching new heights thanks to the draw of exciting live events.

While 2018 was the year of the 4K ramp up, 2019 will be all about Ultra HD growth and expansion, as we continue to collaborate with networks and content producers to bring new and brand name channels, live events, and more Pay TV providers and viewers into the world of Ultra HD. Stay tuned!

Steven Corda

CTO at C-Band Alliance and VP MediaPlatforms at SES (VIVE satellite partner)

Let's Get Started

Join
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Revolution

VIVE Network and its technology partners kicked off 2019 with a big bang – the premiere of the first-ever professional boxing lineup broadcast in 4K HDR on digital television available globally. Given the proliferation of UHD HDR capable devices worldwide, viewers are ‘armed’ and frankly ready to be captivated by entertainment worthy of their time and investment.

In light of the international social distancing climate, there’s no time like now to propel the WBC, the athletes, and the sport of boxing to new heights, and we look forward to the prospect of working with your promotions company to connect and engage with its target audience.

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