Trans World Sport

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Trans World Sport
Trans World Sport logo.jpg
Genre Sport[1]
Created by Mark McCormack[1][2][3][4]
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
Production
Running time 43-44 minutes
Release
Original network Channel 4[5]
Original release 27 May 1987 (1987-05-27) – present

Trans World Sport is a sports-related television programme produced by IMG Media in London and shown worldwide on a variety of television channels.[6][7][8][9][10][11] It is world’s longest running weekly international television sports programme and has been in continuous production every week since 5 May 1987. Today, it is shown over 50 countries with a household reach of nearly 200 million. For over 25 years, they have endeavoured to bring not only the top names and events, but also the off-beat and esoteric stories from the world of sport.

The show was the brainchild of IMG founder, and sports marketing pioneer, Mark McCormack.[12][13] Since its very first show, Trans World Sport's objective has remained the same; to bring its viewers the best, the most interesting and most informative stories from the world of sport. Their mantra has always been that there is no hierarchy in sport, and the idea is that what happens in La Liga has always been as important as what happens at the Sepak Takraw World Championship. They've had features on several sports stars including a 14-year-old Tiger Woods, a teenage Virat Kohli, Usain Bolt and Roger Federer, and on a 12-year-old Venus Williams and her 11-year-old sister, Serena Williams.

Trans World Sport has covered hundreds of different sports and filmed with a countless number of World and Olympic champions. Out of the 203 IOC member nations, they've been to 183 of them – including North Korea and Papua New Guinea, while in 2012 they even filmed in Somalia.

The first show was narrated by Gerald Sinstadt and after a succession of different narrators in the early nineties, the show settled on its two current narrators: Bruce Hammal and Sue Carpenter.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Global Television and the Politics of the Seoul Olympics - James F. Larson, Heung-Soo Park - Google Books". Books.google.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-08-19. 
  2. ^ "The Man of la Manga - Gregory Peters - Google Books". Books.google.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-08-19. 
  3. ^ "Sit Down and Cheer: A History of Sport on TV - Martin Kelner - Google Books". Books.google.co.uk. 2012-12-01. Retrieved 2015-08-19. 
  4. ^ "Strategic Sports Event Management - Guy Masterman - Google Books". Books.google.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-08-19. 
  5. ^ "Trans World Sport returns to Channel 4 in 2014". Sport On The Box. 2013-12-21. Retrieved 2015-08-19. 
  6. ^ "TRANS WORLD SPORT TO RETURN TO UK TV CHANNEL 4 IN THE NEW YEAR". IMG. Retrieved 2015-08-19. 
  7. ^ "Happy 20th birthday, Trans World Sport « Sports Journalists' Association". Sportsjournalists.co.uk. 2007-06-26. Retrieved 2015-08-19. 
  8. ^ "Financial genius who revolutionised sport". Irishtimes.com. Retrieved 2015-08-19. 
  9. ^ "Mark McCormack". Telegraph. Retrieved 2015-08-19. 
  10. ^ "Olympic turnaround: How the Olympic games stepped back from the brink of ... - Michael Payne - Google Books". Books.google.co.uk. 2012-03-23. Retrieved 2015-08-19. 
  11. ^ Michael Carlson. "Obituary: Mark McCormack | Sport". The Guardian. Retrieved 2015-08-19. 
  12. ^ "BBC SPORT | Obituary: Mark McCormack". BBC News. 2003-05-16. Retrieved 2015-08-19. 
  13. ^ "Sports Marketing: A Strategic Perspective, 5th Edition - Matthew D. Shank, Mark R. Lyberger - Google Books". Books.google.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-08-19. 
  14. ^ "TRANS WORLD SPORT CELEBRATES 25 YEARS WITH IQUIZ APP". IMG. Retrieved 2015-08-19. 

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