LOS ANGELES, November 5, 2015 – Dance Network (www.dancenetwork.tv),
The first-ever digital network devoted entirely to dance, is partnering with Ohio Star Ball, a festival of dancesport to produce and broadcast live streaming, same-day coverage of ballroom dancing championships. The live Dance Network coverage of the Pro/Am, Am/Am and Collegiate events will take place from November 19-22, 2015, at the Columbus Convention Center and the adjoining Hyatt Regency Columbus hotel.
“Dance Network is thrilled to partner with the Ohio Star Ball to provide dedicated ballroom dance enthusiasts with instant access to one of the most prestigious dance events of the year,” comments Dance Network Co-Founder, Julie Stadler.
Now in its 38th year, Ohio Star Ball is the creative brainchild of the founder Sam Sodano, and will feature all major styles of competitive ballroom dancing, American Smooth, American Rhythm, International Standard and International Latin.
“We appreciate the opportunity to partner with the legendary Sam Sodano, to bring these ‘live’ dance competitions into the homes of dance enthusiasts everywhere via Dance Network,” adds David Medeiros, renowned dance instructor and Co-Founder, Dance Network. “People who can’t travel to see the events in person can experience the action firsthand, as it happens, from anywhere in the world.”
Dance Network, the new subscription-based digital channel, brings favorite dance films, TV shows and Dance Network Original series “Steady Mobbin’,” “To the Stage,” “Traveling Dancer” and more to dance enthusiasts. The early preview of programming is accessible to viewers on multiple digital platforms, including Android, Roku, fireTV and any modern web browser.
“Digital streaming is the broadcast model of the future,” says Brian A. Williams, CEO, Dance Network. The introduction of dancesport competitions on Dance Network is the perfect platform to expose new audiences to the exhilarating entertainment value of dance, which offers some of the most awe-inspiring visual displays of athleticism and artistry combined.”
Dance Network’s subscribers can pre-register for an all-access pass to the Ohio Star Ball event competitions and behind-the-scenes exclusives beginning November 2, 2015, atwww.dancenetwork.tv/ohiostarball. For just $29.99 subscribers will receive an all-access pass to watch live streaming events plus receive a 90-day free trial subscription to a sampling of Dance Network original and fan favorite programming. Subscribers will also have access to the Dance Network archives and be able to watch the Ohio Star Ball events again and again long after it is over.
For more information, please visit www.dancenetwork.tv/ohiostarball.
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ABOUT THE DANCE NETWORK:
The Dance Network is a subscriber-based, programming service dedicated to all forms of movement and dance as entertainment, exercise, sport and inspiration. Founded by entrepreneurs and dance enthusiasts, Julie C. Stadler and David J. Medieros and based in Nashville, TN, Dance Network is the first OTT video destination featuring original dance content as well as fan favorites. Viewers can access Dance Network via any modern web browsers, Android phones, tablets and Roku before expanding to other platforms including set top boxes.www.dancenetwork.tv
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ABOUT OHIO STAR BALL
The Ohio Star Ball began as a one-day showcase 38 years ago, under the direction of Sam Sodano. With equal amounts of creativity, courage and perseverance, this championship turned into the largest Pro/Am competition not only in North America, but in the world. The 6-day event takes place in Columbus, Ohio, contains 70 judges and a minimum of 24 competitors in some single age categories vying for scholarships and prize money.
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