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Old 05-07-2007, 06:06 PM   #1
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LIVE SOCKETS ACQUIRES WRC NORTH AMERICAN HOME VIDEO RIGHTS.
Finally the World Rally Championship is back in the USA.

Official Website: www.livesockets.com



Los Angeles, CA (May 7, 2007) – Live Sockets Entertainment and International Sportsworld Communicators Ltd have signed an agreement making Live Sockets the exclusive North American distributor for the World Rally Championship. Live Sockets will be releasing the 2006 Year in Review title and every round of the 2007-2008 Championship on DVD.



The World Rally Championship (WRC) is the most grueling racing series on the planet. Drivers compete on some of the most spectacular roads in the world, braving all types of climates and conditions. The series takes place in 16 different countries around the globe and is seen by over 800 million viewers in almost 200 countries.



“We love the WRC and are excited to be able to bring the series back to the US for all Motorsports fans to enjoy,” says Thuy Dang, Live Sockets Entertainment’s Executive Producer. “This is also a huge opportunity for us to help expand interest for the sport here in the US as well.”



Live Sockets currently distributes to independent tuner shops and specialty stores in the North America, Europe, and Australia/New Zealand and has a partnership with Warner Strategic Marketing and Destroy Entertainment to bring titles straight into the major DVD/home video markets, Pay per View, Digital Download and Broadcast.



About Live Sockets Entertainment

Established in 2000, Live Sockets is the premiere distributor of cutting edge content for the Motorsports and Youth market. With exclusive licenses for Best Motoring, High Octane, Formula Drift and the World Rally Championship, Live Sockets is committed to bringing the best titles in the world to this audience. Live Sockets programs are currently available at major retailers, including: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, Blockbuster, Borders, Circuit City, Netflix and other fine retailers in North America. For more information go to www.livesockets.com



About International Sportsworld Communicators Ltd

International Sportsworld Communicators ltd (ISC) are the global TV and commercial rights holder for the FIA World Rally Championship. In partnership with its exclusive agent, Sportfive, ISC has overseen an unprecedented period of growth in its worldwide media activities. The WRC in 2006 was seen by a cumulative worldwide audience of over 800 million viewers in almost 200 countries. For more information go to www.wrc.com.


The Monkey's Trunk is proud to also announce we will be partnering with Live Sockets Entertainment. This will allow our readers and NASIOC.com members the ability to pre-order the WRC dvd as well as exclusive sneak previews and trailers. This will also include many other Live Sockets Entertainment titles like Best Motoring, Hot Version and many others. All of which will be coming soon to www.themonkeystrunk.com.

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Old 05-07-2007, 07:01 PM   #2
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Old 05-07-2007, 07:56 PM   #3
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Can't wait for the DVD release!
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Old 05-07-2007, 07:59 PM   #4
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Old 05-07-2007, 08:07 PM   #5
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I spoke with [email protected] and they just recieved the masters for the '06 year in review as well as Mexico, Argentina and another. They have just started to go through them so stay tuned as this is sure to be the beginning of many WRC DVD nights around North America.

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Old 05-07-2007, 08:13 PM   #6
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sweet, its about time
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Old 05-07-2007, 08:27 PM   #7
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Old 05-07-2007, 08:48 PM   #8
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wooo hooooo!!!!

the revolution has begun!!!
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Old 05-07-2007, 09:03 PM   #9
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Now they just need a cable channel!
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Old 05-07-2007, 09:15 PM   #10
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I'll second that! ^^
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Old 05-07-2007, 09:21 PM   #11
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i third that^^^ i was already able to get reviews of the wrc, i want to watch it live!!!!!!!!! but i guess this is a start?
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Old 05-07-2007, 09:38 PM   #12
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Hard to get too excited about having to buy DVDs x weeks/months after the fact for something that we used to get day-of for the price of expanded cable. (Stupid NASCARvision.) So yeah, +1 for their own channel.
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Old 05-07-2007, 09:43 PM   #13
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Woohoo - It's about time we get some WRC coverage - Even if its in post-event DVD release format. I'll take one! Heck - If it means more WRC in North America, sign me up for two.

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Old 05-07-2007, 10:27 PM   #14
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This is great news!

And as Opie said, we need a channel but I think Mr Turner would be pissed if we used TMT as opposed to his TNT
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Old 05-07-2007, 11:46 PM   #15
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We discussed alot of this with Thuy and the cost to be able to broadcast it over here in the USA were cost prohibitive at this moment in time. Though who knows there may be that possiblity if the DVD's are a success of it returning to broadcast or possibly a pay-per-view type scenerio. That will be something we hope can happen but at least this will be good quality and hopefully some extra goodies added to make this even more of a bonus.
The staff here has been eagerly awaiting this announcement as any quality WRC video coverage is better than nothing.
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Old 05-07-2007, 11:56 PM   #16
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Old 05-08-2007, 12:11 AM   #17
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Old 05-08-2007, 01:20 AM   #18
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few days ago I saw an article where it was mentioned that the NASCAR crowd is getting smaller comparing to X years ago and today I'm reading this ... yeah!
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Old 05-08-2007, 01:40 AM   #19
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i wish speed would cover more wrc and less NASCAR! THis is a great move in the right direction!
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Old 05-08-2007, 02:35 AM   #21
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We discussed alot of this with Thuy and the cost to be able to broadcast it over here in the USA were cost prohibitive at this moment in time.
Someone else already announced they had US broadcast rights to WRC earlier this year. My guess is that would have something to do with it.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1214286

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Old 05-08-2007, 03:37 AM   #22
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I can't disclose the numbers and percentages I was told but it was something similar to a nascar type deal for a sport that isn't big inside the USA.


BTW Ryan we need to talk sometime soon.
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Old 05-08-2007, 09:36 AM   #23
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i wish speed would cover more wrc and less NASCAR! THis is a great move in the right direction!
+1 NASCAR can suck it

Vive la Revolucion!!!!!!!!!!
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I have been watching every WRC since last year. I download them via bittorrent, burn them to a DVD, place DVD in the DVD player lay down on the couch and enjoy.
I just finished downloading the Argentina stages last night.


We should try and get the Euromotorsports channel here in the US, that would be sweet, WRC, SuperGT and more.

It is pretty cool that finally the WRC is here, hopefully they will add the US in to the calender
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When are they coming to the states, anyone have any dates or locations.
I need to fly where evere I have to so see this!
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