WCSN Delivers Full FIVB Action including World Tour, World Championships and World Grand Slams

Championship Sports Network (WCSN), the premier destination for fans of Olympic
and lifestyle sports, is offering the International Volleyball Federation
(FIVB) beach volleyball season via its television and broadband network at www.wcsn.com.
WCSN will have extensive coverage of every World Tour, Grand Slam and World
Championship event as athletes compete in events all around the world.

official season began in May with the season opener in

Shanghai. The following months will be filled
with intense rounds of competition highlighted by the SWATCH-FIVB World
Championships in


Switzerland. From July 24- 29, more
than 100,000 spectators will watch the 48 of the world’s top men’s and
women’s teams, including two-time U.S. defending champions and fan favorites
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh, as they compete for $1 million in prize
money. WCSN will be there for every kill, block, and dig, offering live and
on-demand coverage online and on television during the biggest tournament of
the year. In addition to the prize money, the event offers the highest
qualifying points for the 2008 Olympics, making it the most vital event for
athletes vying for a spot in the 24-team Olympic field.

is really exciting to be able to showcase the entire FIVB beach volleyball
season and give our viewers access to the impressive process of qualifying for
the Olympic Games. We’re thrilled to let fans watch each match and follow their
favorite players and pairs around the globe during the season,” said WCSN
Chairman and CEO Claude Ruibal. “As WCSN continues to expand its coverage
to a more broad-based audience, we’re eager to promote to passionate fans that
play and associate with these great sports.”

is delivering important TV and broadband coverage for the FIVB properties in
the country where the sport (Volleyball and Beach Volleyball) was born. We’re
happy to enable a large

audience to enjoy our events staged all over the world,” said Angelo
Squeo, Beach Volleyball Events Director at the FIVB since 1994.
“Volleyball has been rated among the most popular sports in the Olympic
Games and our objective is to maintain this momentum and interest through such
ambitious and growing broadcasters as WCSN.”

addition to this year’s FIVB World Championships, other upcoming events will

FIVB World
Tour Men’s Grand Slam,

July, 11-15 (same day delay)

FIVB World
Tour Women’s Grand Slam,

July 10-14 (same day delay)

FIVB World
Grand Prix Finals,

August 22-26

beach volleyball may still seem far off, but for those athletes who hope to
compete, the dreams for 2008

glory will be realized this year. Beach volleyball fans can follow their
favorite players throughout the season online with completeand uninterrupted,
live and on-demand video footage via a $4.95 monthly subscription plus free
access to results, behind-the-scenes features, and more. Top highlights from
all events will be televised on WCSN TV. Broadcast schedules of all live and
on-demand events can be found at WCSN.com. Fans can also contact their local
cable operator to get more details on the WCSN television channel.

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