19/12/2007 | by Onboard
[The live webcast will be fired out in the box above from 17.00 CET Saturday 1 December 2007]
The countdown is on for the 15th edition of the Nokia Air & Style Munich 2007, the first of only six global Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour SIX(6) STAR events, will launch the Northern Hemisphere 07/08 season and TTR Championship Title race.
With Freecaster, anyone in the World can have ‘front row’ seats to experience the live snowboard action from the Olympic Stadium in Munich, on Saturday December 1st, simply by accessing Freecaster’s live video player online.
After recently announcing their three-year partnership with the TTR World Snowboard Tour, the world-renowned Swiss watchmaker is partnering with Freecaster.tv, the leading extreme sports online video portal.
The Swatch sponsored Freecaster snowboard channel will aim at further covering the most dynamic winter sports with the highest quality video. The first milestone of the new partnership will be the live coverage of the 15th edition of Nokia Air & Style, the world’s premier big air snowboard event.
Dave Mailman and Mike Basich will co-host the live show from 17:00 CET until 23:00. Freecaster will cover the snowboard and freestyle skidoo action as well as the concerts from The Hives and Sean Paul.
“Swatch has always been looking for exciting cooperations in the field of extreme sports. Enhancing our partnership with the TTR World Snowboard Tour as well as our engagement in freeride events like the Swatch O’Neill Big Mountain Pro via Freecaster.tv just feels right and enables us to communicate our products and values to a huge action sports community all over the world”, says Peter Mager, Head of PR & Events of Swatch International.
Raymond Dulieu, founder of Freecaster.tv “I’m proud to have Swatch onboard as a partner. They revolutionized the watch industry and their partnership with Freecaster.tv reflects their continued understanding of how to lead an innovative marketing strategy. We are entering our 4th winter season with the snowboard and freeski channels, and Swatch’s involvement will mark a new era for us. They recognize that fans place great importance on watching their favourite sports online in the highest quality. We are looking forward to leveraging their support to deliver an ever increasing supply of premium content to these fans, our viewers, whilst raising the profile of the film makers, the riders and events that drive these sports. Stay tuned to Freecaster.tv for a rich calendar of premium coverage as the winter season unfolds…”
Main upcoming events on Freecaster.tv will include:
01 December – LIVE SIX(6) STAR Nokia Air & Style
07 January – LIVE SIX(6) STAR O’Neill Evolution
02 February – LIVE FIVE(5) STAR Billabong Air & Style Quarterpipe
23 February – LIVE SIX(6) STAR The Oakley Arctic Challenge
Swatch, part of the international Swatch Group based in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland, enjoys a long history within snowboarding. From its capacity as Official Timekeeper of events, to the creation of Swatch Pro Team, to product innovations, including the Swatch Fun Boarder Collection equipped with the revolutionary Swatch Snowpass system – a built-in access function for use as a lift-pass in more than 600 winter resorts worldwide.Freecaster.tv, is since 2004 the premier global internet destination for high quality action sports video. Freecaster’s 15 action sports channels feature events Live and on-demand, rider profile, DVD trailers as well as product reviews and launches. Freecaster requires QuickTime 7.1