Sponsor Me with Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation has broadcasted the world’s first live IP backhaul wirelessly via a WIFI network. The Sponsor Me Ala Moana bowl contest was broadcasted live in HD to Apple’s iPhone and iPad, to Time Warner Oceanic Cable, and on the internet at sponsorme.tv/bowls.
The Sponsor Me Hawaii Ala Moana Bowls contest has lived up to its big expectations. Sponsor Me and Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation have perfected the world’s first live action sports IP backhaul HD broadcast in Hawaii, broadcasted live in HD simultaneously to all three media screens (Television, Internet, Mobile Devices).
In a live interview with co-founder Chris Carmichael during the live broadcast, he showcased the world’s first IP backhaul streaming live on both the iPad and iPhone simultaneously. “We could not be happier with the outcome of the contest. We had some of the best surfing talent in the world with ideal weather conditions” said Chris Carmichael.
Jason Shibata won the 2010 Sponsor Me Hawaii Ala Moana Bowls 2-Star Qualifying Series Tuesday, June 22, 2010. In the final round of 4 he had to beat out pro-surfer’s Kai Barger, Pancho Sullivan, and Casey Brown “It’s a blessing to win at home,” said Shibata who won the event with a two-wave total of 17.5 out of a possible 20 points.
The 2010 Sponsor Me Ala Moana Bowls Event drew big name pro surfers such as Sponsor Me’s own Makua Rothman, Sunny Garcia, Jamie O’ Brien, Roy Powers, Pancho Sullivan, and two-time defending Bowls champ Flynn Novak among others. Along with such established pro-surfers, amateurs were given the chance to compete in a 2-Star Pro-Am Surf Contest with a $25,000 purse and the chance to Qualify for the $1 Million Vans Triple Crown of Surfing Series.
“Sponsor Me Hawaii is a great opportunity for athletes on the rise and the local community,” said Steve Sommers, Marketing Director at Sony Electronics. The 4 finalists were given Sony Bloggie MP4 camera and PIIQ headphones compliments of Sony.
The Sponsor Me Ala Moana Bowls contest was the first action sports contest to be shown live on Apple’s iPad and iPod using an IP Backhaul. Legendary surf sportscaster Greg Tomlinson said, “This is huge for the surf industry. I have never been able to watch an action sports contest on my iPhone.” 6 time champion pro-surfer Sunny Garcia said,” To be able to watch the contest and live replays on my phone was amazing. The clarity was unlike any stream I have ever seen.”
Sponsor Me is a digital Multi Media Company with its roots in action sports. Sponsor Me is creating contest opportunities for rising athletes in action sports like surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding, motocross and others. The contests are supported by live webcasts via the Sponsor Me site and delivered to mobile devices. Sponsor Me competitions will be held regionally, judged by the pros, and the winners will go on to compete on a national level where fans will have the opportunity to vote online and via SMS. For more information please visit www.sponsorme.tv.
Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation
Redefining content creation and distribution for the digital age, Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation is a next-generation company, creating the world’s first ubiquitous network, where content distribution is platform and screen independent. With more than 60 worldwide patents and patents-pending, Ubiquity is accelerating the ultimate convergence of media: mobile, internet and television. In addition to its technology developments, Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation also produces and distributes video coverage for the upcoming “Sponsor Me” series of Action Sports events. The company is privately held, based in San Juan Capistrano CA.
For more information on Ubiquity’s technology, applications and innovations, please visit www.ubiquitybc.com.
Apple Inc., together with subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and markets personal computers, mobile communication devices, and portable digital music and video players, as well as sells various related software, services, peripherals, and networking solutions. The company sells its products worldwide through its online stores, retail stores, direct sales force, third-party wholesalers, resellers, and value-added resellers. In addition, it sells various third-party Macintosh, iPhone, iPAD, and iPod compatible products, including application software, printers, storage devices, speakers, headphones, and various other accessories and peripherals through its online and retail stores, and digital content and applications through the iTunes Store.
Ala Moana Bowls
Ala Moana has starred in over 30 surf videos including “Endless Summer” and “Tales of the Seven Seas” which includes a scene that perfectly characterizes the spot – massive tubes, boards flying, ruthless drop-ins, and the climactic conclusion of a catamaran being capsized by a cleanup set. One of the best places to surf in Hawaii, Ala Moana Bowls is a popular spot on Oahu. It’s an exposed reef break with consistent surf. This left-hand reef break is the symbol of great South Shore waves. Packed and very competitive, it’s virtually reserved for locals who know how to surf inside the bowl. Ala Moana is a long wave with a few different tube sections and a range of takeoff spots. The bowl is just that-an inside-out section halfway in that forms between the Ala Moana boating channel and the Pacific Ocean. It holds waves of 4 to 12 feet. The takeoff is steep and fast; getting caught behind is risky. It’s most ideal when a south swell detonates on the initial bowl section. The water next to the reef has been dredged for the harbor so the swells are unique. Ala Moana Bowls is at its best in summertime due to the south swells that provide the surfing community a much needed opportunity to win valuable WQS points at home breaks. These points will count towards qualification for the 2009 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing and the 2009 elite World Championship Tour.
TransWorld SURF is a leading publisher of young men’s action-sports publications, with an audience of more than six million. Based in Oceanside, California, properties include TransWorld SKATEboarding, TransWorld SURF, TransWorld SNOWboarding, Ride BMX and TransWorld Motocross.
Sony Corporation is engaged in the development, design, manufacture and sale of various kinds of electronic equipment, instruments and devices. Sony operates in five segments: Electronics, which develops, designs, manufactures and sells electronic equipment, instruments and devices for consumer and professional markets; Games, in which Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. develops, produces, markets and distributes PlayStation 2 (PS2), PSP (PlayStation Portable) (PSP) and PLAYSTATION 3 (PS3) hardware and related software; Pictures, which encompasses motion picture production and distribution, television production and distribution, and digital content creation and distribution; Financial Services, which includes the activities of Sony Financial Holdings Inc. ,and All Other, which comprises Sony Music Entertainment and Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. (SMEJ). On October 1, 2008, it acquired Bertelsmann’s 50% interest in SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT (SONY BMG). Sony Electronics is the largest unit of Sony Corporation of America, the holding company for Sony Corporation’s US-based electronics and entertainment businesses. Sony Corporation of America’s consumer electronics unit makes and markets products to tap into Sony’s music, films, games, and other businesses. The electronics arm sells PCs (the Sony VAIO) and their peripherals, as well as TVs, VCRs, PDAs, DVD and MP3 players, digital cameras, camcorders, CD players, and car audio items. The company’s also a retailer and operates about 60 Sony Style retail shops in the US, mostly in California, Texas, and Florida.
The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP )
ASP was formed in 1982 to protect the interests of professional Surfers. The association organizes the six professional surfing circuits including the World Championship Tour or WCT, which was renamed to the ASP World Tour in 2007.
Time Warner Oceanic Cable
Time Warner Cable (TWC) makes coaxial quiver. The company is the #2 US cable company, after Comcast, with operations in 28 states. TWC has about 14 million basic cable subscribers, mostly consumers, including about 9 million digital video customers. It provides broadband Internet access to about 9 million customers primarily through ISP Road Runner. The company also offers VoIP digital phone service to about 4 million customers in conjunction with Sprint Nextel.