Strong Voices Television & ASANA Softball Make History
On Saturday, August 20th beginning at 10:00 am EDT Strong Voices Television (SVTV Network) will make history by becoming the first television network to stream live coverage of the Amateur Sports Alliance of North America (ASANA) Softball World Series in Washington, D.C. Coverage of the ASANA Series will begin here on OUTvoices on Thursday, August 18 with early round and elimination tournament play — but for the Championship games the SVTV Network will have your exclusive ticket.
The live stream will include at least three championship games featuring instant replay, on-screen graphics, and player profiles. Calling the action will be veteran Queer broadcasters Roman Jimenez and ASANA Hall of Famer Rosalyn Bugg.
The live streams are the latest in a string of sporting events SVTV has carried exclusively as the LGBTQ+ subscription-based service continues to build its collection of live sports, most recently three games with the WTFL (Women’s Tackle Football League) including The Legacy Bowl, All-Star game, and Skills Challenge, as well as the Big Peach Softball Tournament.
“We are very excited to partner with SVTV to carry Championship Saturday at ASANA,” said Angela Smith, ASANA’s Executive Director. “Partnerships like these help make ASANA sustainable and the reach SVTV has to attract such a huge global audience is important to our growth strategies.”
“Our mission at SVTV Network is to be the home for LGBTQ+ sports because our community’s goals for equality should extend to the playing field too,” said Sheri Johnson, CEO of SVTV Network. “Opportunities for inclusion multiply when people see and ultimately respect and cheer on queer athletes in inspiring leagues such as ASANA. We are proud to be their partner and can’t wait to share the championship excitement from Washington D.C.”
SVTV subscribers will be able to log in and watch the coverage Saturday, August 20th starting at 10 am Eastern. For those non-subscribers wishing to catch the action, memberships are available starting at $5.99 each by going to svtvnetwork.com and creating an account.
SVTV’s coverage will wrap up an exciting week of softball in the Washington D.C. Metro Area as the 2022 ASANA Softball World Series puts a capstone on a big week. Teams will have come from as far away as Washington State, Southern California, Phoenix, Kansas City, Orlando, Nashville, and more. Games will have started on Wednesday with teams competing from sun-up to sundown. With most teams eliminated on Friday, only the championship teams will remain on Saturday, creating an exciting atmosphere for the players, coaches, and fans at the tournament complex, which will no doubt come across on the live streams.
SVTV Network is the streaming service that champions the underrepresented of the entire LGBTQ+ community by amplifying all of their voices in TV, film, sports, advocacy, and beyond. SVTV Network’s 10,000-hour library of original and acquired content is available by subscription via the web, iOS, Amazon FireTV, Android, AppleTV, Roku, and in conjunction with Google Chromecast. Be a part of our movement at SVTV.
ASANA — Amateur Sports Alliance of North America — was created in 2007 as a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of amateur athletics for all persons regardless of gender, age, race, creed, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation with a special emphasis on the participation of women, trans men, trans women, non-binary and agendered people. ASANA Softball currently has 25 member cities across the United States and hosts the annual ASANA Softball World Series that brings together over 70 teams for a 4-day championship tournament.