AUSTIN, Texas and PUEBLO, Colo. (January 4, 2019) —Today, FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, and RidePass, the leading western sports digital network from PBR (Professional Bull Riders), announced a multiyear partnership to bring PBR’s RidePass to FloRodeo.com. In the deal, more than 150 live events and 700 hours of PBR and premier western sports live and on-demand RidePass content will be simulcast worldwide on FloRodeo.com, resulting in nearly 1,000 combined hours of total live event coverage per year on the site.
Beginning with PBR’s 25th annual Unleash The Beast event Jan. 4-6 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, RidePass on FloRodeo will offer fans front row access to the best bull riders, bulls, and rodeo athletes in the world.
“Teaming up with RidePass and expanding our live coverage on FloRodeo will put the spotlight on some of the best athletes in one of the most action-packed sports on the planet,” FloSports senior vice president of global rights acquisition Phil Wendler said. “This is a huge win for rodeo fans, who will now have access to all PBR events, as well as The American, the Finning Canada Pro Rodeo Tour, the Canadian Finals Rodeo, and more, all with one subscription.”
The partnership between FloSports and RidePass includes PBR events such as the Unleash The Beast premier series, Velocity Tour (the sport’s premier expansion tour), and special coverage from Global Cup and World Finals.
“FloSports has been a successful, early mover in sports OTT delivery, offering fans a compelling one-stop shop for a menu of popular sports,” said Sean Gleason, CEO, PBR. “This new partnership will immediately contribute to subscriber growth for RidePass, broadening the reach of our industry-leading content lineup to the benefit of western sports fans and our rights partners. Together, we’ll work to increase western sports programming around the world.”
Upcoming Key Event Tune-In Dates:
PBR Unleash the Beast: Buck Off At The Garden, NYC - Jan. 4-6, 2019
PBR Velocity Tour: Oakland Classic - Jan. 5, 2019
WCRA Windy City Roundup $1MM Rodeo - Jan 11, 2019
PBR Unleash the Beast: Chicago Invitational - Jan. 12-13, 2019
Colorado vs. The World Rodeo, National Western Stock Show, Denver - Jan 12, 2019
Mexicana Rodeo, National Western Stock Show, Denver - Jan 13, 2019
PBR Global Cup - Feb. 9-10, 2019
This agreement marks an expansion of an existing relationship between FloSports and PBR’s parent company, Endeavor, which includes distribution of RallyCross on FloRacing.com, FIVB events on FloVolleyball.tv, and the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague and 7DAYS EuroCup on FloHoops.com.
To access RidePass on FloRodeo, visit FloRodeo.com to become a monthly or annual PRO subscriber. Either subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Roku, or Apple TV 4.
Streaming more than 10,000 live competitions per year, FloSports continues to emerge as the global leader in live, in-depth, and on-demand digital coverage for passionate sports fans. By bringing RidePass to FloSports, subscribers to more than 20 sports verticals now have access to the best in western sports through RidePass/Pro.
RidePass represents the media rights of many premier western sports properties, including Days of ‘47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo, Indian National Finals Rodeo, NHSRA (National High School Rodeo Association), USTRC (United States Team Roping Championship), WCRA (World Champions Rodeo Alliance), and World Series of Team Roping.
FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, partners with event rights holders, governing bodies, and other media companies to unlock a world of sports coverage that true fans have been waiting for. Through live streaming of premier events, original video programming, and weekly studio shows, FloSports is growing the sports, the events, the athletes, and the fans. Current verticals under the FloSports header include Basketball, Rugby, MMA, Football, Wrestling, Track, Gymnastics, Hockey, Rodeo and more.
Available at RidePass.com and via Apple and Android mobile apps, RidePass is the new western sports digital streaming network featuring more than 150 annual live western sports and PBR events, original series, news, highlights and rider interviews. Since launching in February 2018, RidePass has carried over 500 hours of western sports programming. RidePass is Endeavor’s third OTT, following Made to Measure (M2M) and UFC Fight Pass.
CBS Sports is the television partner of PBR. Viewers can watch PBR's annual season-opening Unleash The Beast event at Madison Square Garden this Saturday and Sunday (8:00-10:00 PM, ET) on CBS Sports Network and on Sunday (12:00-1:00 PM, ET) on CBS Television Network.