Friday, April 14, 2023
Ray Colaiacovo, a 20 year+ veteran in the broadcast world, owning his own production company called Digital Wave Productions TV saw a vision of having pickleball streamed LIVE 24/7 and created PickleTV.
PickleTV will be streaming 24/7 high end production clips, matches, informative videos, vlogs, etc. You will find PickleTV on elite streaming platorforms such as Amazon Prime, FuboTV, Freevee, etc. Pickleball will be streamed 24/7 for the first time in history.
Colaiacovo was the first to help get pickleball on the discussion table for network television as he brought CBS to Chris Evon and Terri Graham, owners of the US Open in 2015. The US Open was the first tournament ever to go live on CBS Sports Network and APP, PPA and MLP followed suit.
Although it was Colaiacovo's network connections that got pickleball its start on television, he saw quickly that network television as we know it was changing rapidly.
"We want to be the place where people come to watch pickleball" said Ray Colaiacovo creator of PICKLE TV.
As pickleball lovers we've become so accustomed to watching professional pickleball on various YouTube channels so we can get a glimpse of how the pros play so effortlessly. Although network television gives pickleball notoriety and necessary eyeballs on the sport, the future of television as we know it, including for pickleball is on streaming platforms.
PickleTV will be partnering with SPACEMOB which is a global media company with a focus on creating original content, content distribution, and FAST channel development.
"We're grateful and excited to have partnered with some of the top tournaments, leagues, and talent to bring one of the most hyped sports in the country to the masses with our launch of PickleTV! Whether you're an avid player, a newly interested follower or just want to learn about the hype, this is the place for you to consume all things pickleball including professional matches, player highlights, and more," stated Danielle Bourassa, SPACEMOB's Head of Partnerships.
We are amidst a sport that is unfolding before our eyes creating history for all of us to look back on. We will remember the companies and people that continued to propel it forward.
Where will you watch?