The Costa Offshore World Championship Presented by Continental, a special three-part series documenting the most globally diverse sport-fishing tournament in the world, premieres on Discovery on Sunday, September 4th at 8am.
Mixing high-level competition with reality TV, the docu-series showcases the tournament’s four days of fishing action in Quepos, Costa Rica, and presents a 360-degree view of this global spectacle: the target species, judges, fans and 37 teams representing qualifying in 17 countries including the U.S., Brazil, Bermuda, Mexico, Croatia, Panama, Kenya and the Seychelles.
“For more than two decades, the Offshore World Championship has represented the ultimate achievement in big-game fishing. This new series will bring the global story of this tournament to life,” says Dan Jacobs, the event’s longtime tournament director.
The televised Offshore World Championship will reach an international audience of more than 3 million with primary and secondary airings on Discovery, Outdoor America, Bally Sports Sun and Outdoor America’s digital streaming and video-on-demand platforms.
The series is the latest project from the producers of SFTV, the award-winning fishing-travel-adventure series on Discovery that begins its 22nd season next spring.
“Developing a national and regional broadcast component for the Offshore World Championship was the right move for the sport and will help grow the audience exponentially,” says John Acosta, Costa Del Mar Vice President of Marketing. “It’s a first-class event and we are proud to have an ownership position that reinforces our brand’s presence in competitive saltwater angling.”
The Costa Offshore World Championship Presented by Continental is one of several international fishing tournaments produced by Bonnier, the outdoor adventure company with a portfolio that also includes Salt Water Sportsman, Sport Fishing, Marlin, Boating, Yachting and SFTV.
All scheduled air dates for the 2022 Offshore World Championship:
Original: Sunday 8am EST-September 4, September 11 and September 18
Repeat: Sunday 5:30am EST-September 25, October 2, October 9