PRESS RELEASE – The North American Baseball League, one of the premier professional independent leagues on the continent, announced today that they have come to agreement with TVS Television Network on a ten episode television show agreement that will feature the ten NABL team in the new TVS series “For the Love of the Game.” The shows will feature stories from heart-wrenching drama to wacky comedy that is part of life for minor league ballplayers, their fans, and managers as they chase their dream of being part of America’s pastime.
“This is a great opportunity to showcase our league, players, and communities,” said North American Baseball League President Brian MacInnes. “It’s also a wonderful marketing opportunity for our business sponsors for product placement or advertising and for our fans to be part of the shows.”
Filming of the first episode begins next week in Chico, California as the Chico Outlaws, led by former Dodger World Series Hero and National League All-Star Mike Marshall, takes on the Edmonton Capitals who have a lineup filled with nine players that have played in the Major Leagues and are striving to return. TVS will be filming at the July 4th and 5th games and throughout the community those two days. Fans are encouraged to attend the two games with signs and in Outlaws or Capitals supporting costumes to maximize their chances to be part of the show.
The filming moves to Yuma later in the month for the week of July 25th – 30th as the Yuma Scorpions, led by Jose Canseco and his brother Ozzie, take on the father/son duo of Garry Templeton and Garry Templeton II who manage and coach the Maui Na Koa Ikaika.
The film crew will also travel to Chicago and two locations in Texas (San Angelo and Harlingen) in August to wrap up the film schedule. Those dates will be announced shortly.
“I’m more excited about this show than any project we have done for a long time,” said Margate Entertainment (parent company of TVS) CEO Charry Kennedy, “Our company’s heritage, since 1961, is sports programming. This show not only has a strong sports element but also has the real life drama and dreams of those that have learned, sometimes the hard way, that once you hold a baseball it grips you for the rest of your life.”
About Margate Entertainment:
Margate Entertainment LLCis a worldwide communications company based in Henderson, Nevada. Operated by Tom Ficara and Charry Kennedy, it supplies sports and entertainment programming to new electronic media distributors from its 10,000 title program library. In addition to the TVS library of programs, Margate also owns the Mizlou, SNI, TCS, Katz, Metrosports, Video Techniques, C D Chesley, Dumont, and ON TV libraries. Margate owns the TV4U.Com 42 channel broadband television network, which features 60 years of TV programs on an ‘on demand’ basis. Margate also owns the TVS Television Network, the fourth oldest commercial TV network in the USA that has been televising sporting events since 1961 including the first network to televise NCAA college basketball and the network selected by the World Football League for their national package in the mid-70s. TVS also provides streaming IPTV channels in sports, entertainment, and movies. Another TV property of Margate Entertainment is the Prism IPTV subscription channels including Prism Boxing Network, and the Front Row IPTV Pay Per View Network. Margate also owns Colliers Media Company, a major magazine and E Magazine publisher of such noted magazines as SPORT, Silver Screen, Argosy, Pet Parade, Studio X, Boxing Illustrated, Bowling Illustrated, and 1000 Jokes. Margate also owns an event division and produces Miss College America, the Blue Gray Game, the Bluebonnet Bowl, Holiday on Ice, NASL Soccer and Futsal, NABL Basketball, Roller Games, and Ladies Pro Bowlers Tour. More info on Margate Entertainment can be found at www.margateentertainment.com.