Wrangler Network to Provide Daily Coverage of the 2017 Calgary Stampede Rodeo and GMC Rangeland Derby
GREENSBORO, N.C. (May, 31, 2017) – The Wrangler Network, the preeminent online destination for rodeo and western content, announced today that it will feature the world-famous Calgary Stampede on its live-streaming platform. For daily, live coverage of the 10-day western festival known as the “Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth,” this arrangement will allow rodeo and western lifestyle fans in the U.S. to enjoy exciting action from both the Calgary Stampede Rodeo as well as the nightly GMC Rangeland Derby (Chuckwagon Racing) on the Wrangler brand’s free mobile and web distribution network. CBC TV and cbcsports.ca continues to be the exclusive television network and online provider across Canada, with non-exclusive livestream coverage internationally. Now, for the first-time ever, fans around the world will have the chance to enjoy the show via the Wrangler Network.
“Wrangler is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, and we are pleased on this special occasion to expand our partnership with the iconic Calgary Stampede. We’re honored to showcase this world-famous event on the Wrangler Network, and support the Calgary Stampede’s mission to preserve and promote western heritage, culture and community spirit,” said Jeff Chadwick, director of western events, Wrangler.
The 2017 Calgary Stampede, which runs from July 7 to 16, is the world’s richest outdoor rodeo, featuring top-ranked cowboys and cowgirls vying for $2 million in prizes. Additionally, the thrilling GMC Rangeland Derby features 36 chuckwagon drivers and 216 horses each night, competing for $1.15 million purse.
“We are excited to build upon our long existing partnership with Wrangler through the Wrangler Network,” said director, Stampede programming, Karen Connellan. “The Wrangler Network allows us to showcase the Calgary Stampede as well as our wonderful city of Calgary to a world-wide audience.”
Beginning Friday, July 7, coverage on WranglerNetwork.com of Calgary Stampede Rodeo performances will begin each afternoon at 1:30 p.m. MT. The GMC Rangeland Derby will be livestreamed at 8:00 p.m. MT nightly. Arena announcers for the Calgary Stampede Rodeo are Bob Tallman, Wayne Brooks, David Poulsen and Brett Gardiner; Canadian Les McIntyre will provide coverage of the GMC Rangeland Derby.
Since its creation in 2013, the Wrangler Network has become a touchstone for a global community of western lifestyle enthusiasts and the preeminent online streaming platform for the sport of ProRodeo. The Wrangler Network was a landmark innovation, using state of the art technology to bring together the tradition-rich community. From live rodeo action and concerts, to stories of the legends we all look up to, the multi-media platform is the leading digital source for all things western.
About Wrangler Network
Wrangler Network is the online and mobile destination for fans of the western lifestyle to access at no cost exclusive live video of country music, rodeo, and equestrian performances and events. Millions of people access WranglerNetwork.com to get the latest clips, news, photos and more. For more, visit the Wrangler Network at WranglerNetwork.com. You can also find Wrangler Network content on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and now Snapchat.
About Calgary Stampede
The Calgary Stampede celebrates the people, the animals, the land, the traditions and the values that make up the unique spirit of the west. The Calgary Stampede contributes to the quality of life in Calgary and southern Alberta through our world-renowned 10-day Stampede, year-round facilities, western events and several youth and agriculture programs. Exemplifying the theme, We’re Greatest Together; we are a volunteer-supported, not-for-profit community organization that preserves and promotes western heritage and values. All revenue is reinvested into Calgary Stampede programs and facilities.