(CBS Native)- CBS Sports activities introduced Thursday that it has reached a brand new multi-year settlement to be the media rights accomplice for the Worldwide Swimming League. The league, which is getting into its second season, will start airing its occasions on October 16th on CBS Sports activities Community.
The ISL is holding its 2020 season in Budapest, Hungary with a condensed 5 week schedule with the intention to make sure the well being and security of its athletes. With ten groups unfold throughout seven international locations, the league presents the one main competitors that includes the world’s finest swimmers previous to the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.
Swedish Olympic gold medalist Sarah Sjostrom and American gold medalist Caeleb Dressel gained the league’s MVP and Finals MVP awards a yr in the past and are again as soon as extra for the 2020 season. They’ll be joined by fellow American swimmers Lilly King and Ryan Murphy together with many others.
“We’re thrilled with this partnership and the dedication made by CBS to air all ISL occasions reside to its North American viewers. From the start, the workforce at CBS actually impressed us with their understanding of our imaginative and prescient,” mentioned ISL founder and Chairman Konstantin Grigorishin in a press release. “This partnership will present a beautiful platform to showcase the world’s finest swimmers, feminine and male, difficult one another in essentially the most entertaining aggressive format ever created within the sport.”
Apart from the opener on October 16, CBS Sports activities will present protection of all 13 occasions reside throughout its varied platforms. The league makes its CBS Tv Community debut on Saturday, October 17 from 2-Four p.m.
“We’re happy so as to add Worldwide Swimming League to the CBS Sports activities portfolio with reside swimming throughout varied platforms,” mentioned CBS Sports activities Government Vice President of Programming Dan Weinberg in a press release. “ISL’s thrilling team-based competitions, that includes the world’s prime swimmers, is a superb match for CBS Sports activities and we look ahead to bringing the motion to swim followers throughout the nation.”
The 10 golf equipment can be competing to earn a spot within the ISL Grand Finals for which a location and dates can be introduced later.