PUEBLO, Colo. ― For the first time ever, the Professional Bull Riders will broadcast an upcoming Touring Pro Division (TPD) event worldwide via pay-per-view live streaming.
PBR and Epicentre.tv, a leader in broadcast and live streaming, have partnered to bring fans the Big Sky PBR TPD event taking place in Big Sky, Mont., Wednesday and Thursday, July 31 and August 1, at 9 p.m. ET.
For $9.99 per night, or $14.99 for the two-day package, fans can tune in to see more than 40 of the world's best bull riders, including 2004 PBR World Champion Mike Lee, Douglas Duncan, Chase Outlaw, Missoula, Mont.'s Jory Markiss, Columbia Falls', Mont.'s Matt Tripplet, Grassy Butte, N.D.'s Nathan Schaper, and the return of "dancin'" Ben Jones. Jones suffered a spleen injury during the BFTS Albuquerque, N.M. event earlier this year. The Big Sky PBR will be the first event in his return to competition.
To purchase the live stream, visit http://epicentre.tv/LIVEEVENTS.aspx.
Big Sky PBR is one of the largest TPD events of the year, so the cowboys will be riding hard and pushing their limits to earn the valuable points needed to qualify for the season-ending 2013 Built Ford Tough World Finals and a shot at the World Championship title. This year's race for the championship has been the most competitive in years, so they're leaving nothing to chance.
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"Epicentre.tv is excited to become the global live-streaming partner of the PBR. PBR is one of the biggest brands in the United States and we can't wait to not only give fans in the U.S. the opportunity to watch a Touring Pro Division event live for the first time ever, but also make the event available to every fan around the world who has been craving more PBR action," said Epicentre.tv COO Luke Campbell. "Epicentre.tv is a newly launched live streaming platform for promoters to promote, market and pay-per-view their events, and by partnering with PBR we are looking forward to showcasing their product and our services to the world."
Campbell adds, "The PBR continues to use an innovative approach to promoting and broadcasting its events. With Epicentre.tv's purpose-built live-streaming pay-per-view portal, fans of the PBR will be able to receive live coverage wherever they are in the world ― in their office, on their cell phone, and in the comfort of their home."
"This event is the first of what we hope will be many PBR events made available to our fans via live streaming," said Sean Gleason, COO of the PBR. "Epicentre's expertise will allow us to engage our international audience as well as provide our domestic fan base with additional PBR action virtually year-round."
The stream will remain available for one year at the same prices via Epicentre.tv's video-on-demand archive.
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