HBS will be present at the 2012 Ironman World Championship, which takes place in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii on Saturday, October 13, capturing footage of the biggest show in the Ironman calendar. The event marks the culmination of a series of triathlon qualification races held around the globe, with HBS producing TV Magazine shows for 11 of the events held in Europe and South Africa, as well as the finale in Hawaii and two highlights/preview editions.
Attending the event, which has been held on the Pacific island annually since 1978, HBS will record the drama, action and emotion of the energy-sapping challenge in the quest for the Lava-Rock Trophy, placing the attention on the European triathletes.
Incorporating the footage specifically shot by HBS’ ENG crew with content captured by Ironman America – host broadcaster of the event – the closing show is the one not to miss. Focusing on the final stage of the 2012 season, the show will bring to a close the stories of the European triathletes whom viewers have come to know throughout the Ironman Europe TV Show series.
Participants qualify for the Ironman World Championship, consisting of a 3.86 km swim, a 180.25 km bike ride and a 42.2 km marathon run, by cumulating points at various events during the course of the season with the top 50 male and top 30 female triathletes earning an invite to Kailua-Kona.
HBS has followed the gruelling action at 11 Ironman and Ironman 70.3 events this year – Regensburg, Frankfurt and Wiesbaden 70.3 (Germany), Nice (France), Klagenfurt and Zell am See 70.3 (Austria), Zurich (Switzerland), Bolton and Pembrokeshire (United Kingdom), Galway 70.3 (Ireland) and Kalmar (Sweden) – delivering a 26-minute TV Magazine show to broadcasters five days after each event.
The 2013 season will begin in Panama City Beach, Florida, on November 3, 2012, and HBS crews will once again be tracking the event around Europe and South Africa, with 14 TV Magazine shows per season scheduled as part of a three-year contract as a TV production partner of the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC). And, of course, these shows will be greatly enhanced by the footage and interviews that HBS will gather at the 2012 World Championship in Hawaii, highlighting to viewers the Holy Grail which every athlete is striving for during each lung-bursting event.
Furthermore, HBS has been shortlisted for two prizes at the Golden Podium Awards, to be held during Sportel Monaco, for clips from the Ironman Europe TV Show. One clip is in contention for the Best Sports Program Trailer-Teaser or Opening Montage while the other has been nominated in the L’Equipe.fr sponsored Public Prize for the Best Sport Slow Motion category.
The nominated clip in the Public Prize for the Best Sport Slow Motion can be viewed on the L’Equipe.fr website by clicking here.