The CrossFit German Throwdown, in an Instagram post on Monday, announced that it will not have a livestream for its Sanctional event in Berlin, March 28-29. The announcement makes it the third Sanctional of the 2019-2020 CrossFit Games season, joining the Australian CrossFit Championship and Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge, not offering a livestream to viewers.
The bottom line: In an earlier story regarding FloSports broadcast partnership with Loud And Live Sports, we noted the price tag that Sanctional events pay to carry a livestream. Those costs range from $25,000 to $100,000 that organizers must finance before the actual event even starts.
- Rich Froning weighed in on the cost of live streaming a Sanctional event in an interview with David Tao on the BarBend Podcast stating “You don’t realize how expensive it is to put on a good show.”
- The German Throwdown has emphasized that the competition is and should be a community event. The organizers will instead concentrate their efforts on making their event more enjoyable for those in attendance by increasing the size and number of vendors and providing a workout area for spectators.
- The Morning Chalk Up will be in attendance at the German Throwdown as well as the Australian CrossFit Championship as part of our media partnership with both events. We will be providing recaps, analysis, videos and exclusive access.
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