World Series Of Video Games, Inks Deal With CBS

The World
Series of Video Games, Presented by Intel, (WSVG), the world circuit of video
game tournaments, announced it has signed a broadcast deal with CBS Sports to
air extensive coverage of its 2007 season, bringing professional video game
competitions to major U.S. network television for the second year running. The
deal brings exciting WSVG content into 111 million television homes in the

United States alone, solidifying its position as
the most widely distributed and accessible video game competition in


delighted to work with the World Series of Video Games to bring competitive
video games to a wide audience as part of our award-winning sports
coverage,” said Rob Correa, senior vice president of programming for CBS
Sports. “With popular titles that broaden the appeal of competitive
gaming, we think this will be the year that television broadcasting of video
games really takes off.”

up on last year’s deal with CBS, the 2007 broadcast coverage of the WSVG will
expand to four separate hour-long events timed after the three major

U.S. events and the finals in

Sweden. They
will air as part of the CBS Sports Spectacular on Sunday, July 29; Sunday,
August 19; Saturday, November 17; and Saturday, December 15. Each episode will
include segments on the competitors, as well as extensive competition footage
for the featured titles, which include “Blizzard Entertainment’s
“World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade”, Activision’s “Guitar
Hero IIT” and “EA SPORTS Fight Night Round 3.”

World Series of Video Games, Presented by Intel believes that the excitement of
video game competition belongs on broadcast network television, accessible to
all,” said Matthew Ringel, president and commissioner of the World Series
of Video Games. “In CBS, we have the perfect partner- the undisputed
leader in sports television, with unparalleled reach through its network and
the CBS Interactive Audience Network online. We look forward to a great year
together in advancing the potential for video game competition on

The 2007
agreement with CBS was again packaged by Bob Horowitz and JUMA ENTERTAINMENT,
the WSVG’s television consultant. With the CBS arrangement now in place, JUMA
will continue to work with the WSVG on additional media opportunities to expand
the WSVG brand through other distribution channels.

The series
of programs will be produced and directed by Matthew Mills, of TV By Mills, who
oversaw MTV Networks’ Gamer’s Week 2.0 in 2006. It will be hosted by
sportscaster Greg Amsinger, who anchored the WSVG Finals, Presented by Intel on
CBS’ College Sports Television earlier this year.

of Televised WSVG Events:


June 21 –


Kentucky Sunday, July 29

July 5 – 8


Sunday, August 19


Los Angeles,

California Saturday, November 17

Nov. 29 – Dec. 2

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Saturday, December 15

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