ORANGE COUNTY, Calif., Dec. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2011 Sponsor Me Sunset Open is set for January 14-23, 2011. With more than 80 of the hottest surfers in the world, Sponsor Me, in connection with Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation, Sony, and Time-Warner Oceanic Cable is in its final preparation for the 2011 Sunset Open contest and the second debut of an IP backhaul HD broadcast in Hawaii.
Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation and Sony are broadcasting the 2011 Sunset Open live in HD by utilizing a live IP backhaul. The 2011 Sunset Open contest will be shown live in HD via Time Warner Oceanic cable, via the iPad, on the internet at www.sponsorme.com and on other mobile devices such as the iPhone and the Droid.
The Sponsor Me Sunset Open is a one star ASP Pro-Am Surf Contest with a $10,000 prize purse and allows surfers to Qualify for the $1 Million Vans Triple Crown of Surfing Series. Big name pro surfers such as Sponsor Me's own Makua Rothman and Sunny Garcia as well as other pros to the likes of Poncho Sullivan, Jason Shibata, and Jamie O'Brien make up the field of pro and amateur surfers looking to gain points, ratings, and qualify for the coveted triple crown of surfing.
Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation's 6 time Emmy award winning producer Stephen Jacobs and former Vice President of Sony says, "Ubiquity is at the forefront of broadcasting technology. It's very exciting to be making history again." The Sponsor Me Ala Moana Bowls will showcase Ubiquity's cutting edge technology with the use of its Patented IP backhaul technology.
The 2011 Sponsor Me Sunset Open contest is an ASP sanctioned event and takes place January 14-23, 2011. "After 9 years of research and design we completed the world's first IP Backhaul in June of this year. We will show the world again in January 2011." said CEO of Ubiquity, Chris Carmichael.
The 2011 Sponsor Me Sunset Open is at Hawaii's famous Sunset beach. Sunset Beach is located on the North Shore of Oahu providing some of the most fabled waves of Hawaii's North Shore. A north swell creates a long, shreddable pointbreak, and with a little added east swell, those same waves will connect with Boneyards and Backyards and make up one of the potentially longest and heaviest waves in Hawaii.
Sunset Beach creates a perfect environment for the 2011 Sponsor Me Sunset Open. Once again Sponsor Me has partnered with Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation's award winning broadcast team to bring you the best production and broadcast in HD live.
Sponsor Me is the premier action-sports social media group. Sponsor Me is creating a signature contest series for both professional and amateur athletes in the action sports of surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding, motocross, MMA, drifting and others. The contests are supported by live webcasts via the Sponsor Me site and delivered to mobile devices. Sponsor Me competitions will be held regionally, judged by the pros, and the winners will go on to compete on a national level where fans will have the opportunity to vote online and via SMS. The founders of Sponsor Me grew up competing and participating in all areas of action sports, and some continue to compete at a professional level today. For more information please visit www.sponsorme.com
Apple Inc., together with subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and markets personal computers, mobile communication devices, and portable digital music and video players, as well as sells various related software, services, peripherals, and networking solutions. The company sells its products worldwide through its online stores, retail stores, direct sales force, third-party wholesalers, resellers, and value-added resellers. In addition, it sells various third-party Macintosh, iPhone, iPad, and iPod compatible products, including application software, printers, storage devices, speakers, headphones, and various other accessories and peripherals through its online and retail stores, and digital content and applications through the iTunes Store.
Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation
Redefining content creation and distribution for the digital age, Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation is a next-generation company, creating the world's first ubiquitous network, where content distribution is platform and screen independent. With more than 60 worldwide patents and patents-pending, Ubiquity is accelerating the ultimate convergence of media: mobile, internet and television. In addition to its technology developments, Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation also produces and distributes video coverage for the upcoming "Sponsor Me" series of Action Sports events. The company is privately held, based in San Juan Capistrano CA.
For more information on Ubiquity's technology, applications and innovations, please visit www.ubiquitybc.com
Sony Corporation is engaged in the development, design, manufacture and sale of various kinds of electronic equipment, instruments and devices. Sony operates in five segments: Electronics, which develops, designs, manufactures and sells electronic equipment, instruments and devices for consumer and professional markets; Games, in which Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. develops, produces, markets and distributes PlayStation 2 (PS2), PSP (PlayStation Portable) (PSP) and PLAYSTATION 3 (PS3) hardware and related software; Pictures, which encompasses motion picture production and distribution, television production and distribution, and digital content creation and distribution; Financial Services, which includes the activities of Sony Financial Holdings Inc. ,and All Other, which comprises Sony Music Entertainment and Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. (SMEJ). On October 1, 2008, it acquired Bertelsmann's 50% interest in SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT (SONY BMG). Sony Electronics is the largest unit of Sony Corporation of America, the holding company for Sony Corporation's US-based electronics and entertainment businesses. Sony Corporation of America's consumer electronics unit makes and markets products to tap into Sony's music, films, games, and other businesses. The electronics arm sells PCs (the Sony VAIO) and their peripherals, as well as TVs, VCRs, PDAs, DVD and MP3 players, digital cameras, camcorders, CD players, and car audio items. The company's also a retailer and operates about 60 Sony Style retail shops in the US, mostly in California, Texas, and Florida.
The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP )
ASP was formed in 1982 to protect the interests of professional Surfers. The association organizes the six professional surfing circuits including the World Championship Tour or WCT, which was renamed to the ASP World Tour in 2007.
Time Warner Oceanic Cable
Time Warner Cable (TWC) makes coaxial quiver. The company is the #2 US cable company, after Comcast, with operations in 28 states. TWC has about 14 million basic cable subscribers, mostly consumers, including about 9 million digital video customers. It provides broadband Internet access to about 9 million customers primarily through ISP Road Runner. The company also offers VoIP digital phone service to about 4 million customers in conjunction with Sprint Nextel.
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