FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020
WORLD CHASE TAG AND NBC SPORTS CELEBRATE “WORLD CHASE TAG DAY ACROSS THE U.S.A.” TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, DEC. 23RD ON NBCSN
Inaugural Season of World Chase Tag Culminates with Ten-Hour Marathon Beginning Tomorrow at 3:00 p.m. ET on NBCSN
NBC Sports’ Corey Robinson to Host Wednesday’s Coverage
NEW YORK, NY (December 22, 2020) – World Chase Tag USA (WCT) announced that December 23rd has been designated “World Chase Tag Day Across the U.S.A.” to celebrate the inaugural season of WCT airing in the United States. Beginning at 3:00 p.m. ET this Wednesday, NBC Sports will present 10 hours of WCT programming, the world’s most exciting physical pursuit competition, on NBCSN.
The marathon runs from 3-7 p.m. ET and resumes from 9 p.m.-3 a.m. ET, and features the greatest parkour athletes from across the nation. The 2020 WORLD CHASE TAG USA Championships, from Atlanta, Georgia, is the biggest tournament in the history of the game and highlights the programming. The marathon is hosted by NBC Sports reporter and former Notre Dame wide receiver Corey Robinson.
WORLD CHASE TAG is the ultimate test of 1-on-1 pursuit, fought out on an unforgiving arena of steel & wood, between athletes displaying extraordinary speed & agility as they juke, leap & lunge to make a point saving tag. 16 teams from all across the country compete across group stages, playoffs & knockout finals culminating in an extraordinary battle to take home the inaugural WORLD CHASE TAG USA Championship trophy.
NBC Sports Group announced in September an agreement for exclusive U.S. media rights for the rapidly growing phenomenon of World Chase Tag. The competition premiered in the U.S. on NBCSN’s December 2019 broadcast of the World Chase Tag event held in London. Gray Television’s Tupelo Honey is the production company behind the inaugural season, and the first broadcast last December.
“We have been proud and delighted with the first season of World Chase Tag on NBC Sports Network,” said Christian Devaux, CEO of World Chase Tag. “’World Chase Tag Day Across the U.S.A.’ is a culmination of the hard work of so many people who love the sport. The support of NBC Sports, Tupelo Honey and sponsors such as Zaxby’s have made this first season so memorable and ensures that World Chase Tag will continue to grow.”
“World Chase Tag is filled with compelling, dramatic action in every pursuit,” said Gary Quinn, Vice President, Programming & Owned Properties for NBC Sports. “We are excited to present it all to viewers in the United States in a special 10-hour programming marathon.”
“NBC Sports has been so supportive of the launch of World Chase Tag to the U.S. audience in 2020,” said Cary Glotzer, CEO of Tupelo Honey. “This ten-hour block of programming during the holiday season will be compelling content for all demographics that showcase the best parkour athletes in the United States in this high-energy game.”
ABOUT WORLD CHASE TAG
World Chase Tag (WCT) combines the dynamic athleticism of Parkour with the age-old game of Tag. Invented by brothers Christian and Damien Devaux in the U.K., the competition began in 2016 and has quickly built a cult following around the world, securing millions of online views.
WCT has amassed a global following with more than 350 million organic online views, including 60 WCT related videos with more than 1 million views and 52 million organic views in the last 12 months on the World Chase Tag YouTube channel. WCT has 1.5M+ total subscribers across all social media platforms.
ABOUT NBC SPORTS GROUP:
NBC Sports Group serves sports fans 24/7 with premier live events, insightful studio shows, and compelling original programming. The sports media company consists of NBC Sports, NBC Olympics, NBCSN, Golf Channel, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, NBC Sports Regional Networks, NBC Sports Audio Network and NBC Sports Digital, which includes NBCSports.com, NBCOlympics.com, GolfChannel.com, the digital assets of the NBC Sports Regional Networks, Rotoworld, the NBC Sports Talk franchise, multiple apps, and two transactional sports businesses, GolfNow and SportsEngine, and two direct-to-consumer products – NBC Sports Gold and GolfPass.
NBC Sports Group possesses an unparalleled collection of media rights agreements, partnering with some of the most prestigious sports properties in the world: the International Olympic Committee and United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee, the NFL, NHL, NASCAR, INDYCAR, PGA TOUR, The R&A, PGA of America, USGA, Churchill Downs, Premier League, Tour de France, French Open, and many more.
ABOUT TUPELO HONEY:
Tupelo Honey produces and packages over 800 live sports and entertainment shows per year. It produces coverage of sporting events involving the PFL (Professional Fighters League), NFL, MLS, PLL (Premier Lacrosse League), TBT (The Basketball Tournament), ACL (American Cornhole League), College Football, College Basketball, NBC Sports, ESPN, CBS Sports, Turner Sports, NFL Network, ACC Network, SEC Network, and more.
In addition, Tupelo creates, develops and produces original programming for national syndication, including live music concerts for Twitter, You Tube, Facebook and other digital platforms.
Tupelo is wholly owned by Gray Television (NYSE:GTN), one of the largest television broadcast companies in the country, which also owns production companies Raycom Sports and RTM Studios.