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Sunset+Vine lands multiplatform WBSS boxing tournament

Company will act as production partner and host broadcaster

Sunset+Vine has won the contract from World Boxing Super Series to act as its production partner and host broadcaster for the second season of its new boxing tournament.

The Tinopolis-owned UK based sports producer will deliver and manage all live production capabilities as well making both a 30-minute WBSS fight night preview show and 30-minute fight night review show for each event, totalling 30 episodes combined.

Sunset+Vine will provide a range of digital services each week; streaming the press conference; weigh-in and fight nights as well as additional creative production including promotions and news clippings.

Launched last year, the World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) is an annual boxing elimination tournament that brings together the ‘best of the best’ fighters to compete at venues around the world for the Muhammad Ali trophy.

According to Sunset+Vine chairman Jeff Foulser the tournament is breathing new life into boxing and attracting TV audiences for the sport.

“The quality of fighting has been world-class and the schedule of events, and the production that is built in around them, is making a real impact in terms of establishing the World Boxing Super Series as the platform around which to consolidate both weight divisions and TV audiences for the sport,” he said.

Other contracts that Sunset+Vine has landed this year include the global feed and BBC Stream for the 2018 Gymnastics World Cup and a three-year deal to produced the BBC’s badminton coverage.

In May the sports producer also extended its contract with BT Sport to cover 1200 hours of football, rugby and cricket per year.