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NBC Sports Group To Present The Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show This December On NBCSN

NBC Sports Group To Present The Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show This December On NBCSN

NBC Sports Group will present coverage of the 59th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - the largest in-water boat show in the world - this December on NBCSN.

Owned by Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) and produced by Informa Exhibitions, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is heading into its 59th year, now with more than 1,500 boats on display and three million square feet of exhibit space. December's telecast on NBCSN marks the first of three consecutive years that the network will provide coverage of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

Modeled after NBC Sports' North American International Auto Show Special, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show program will showcase the latest vessels, technical innovations, and performance reviews, as well as highlight the wide array of lifestyle amenities, like unparalleled hospitality, dining, and shopping options in the area. Additionally, a "Best of Show" trophy created by renowned industrial designer, Derek Jenkins, will be presented to the most innovative new model design on display.

"We are thrilled to partner with NBC Sports Group and bring the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show to a national television audience," said Phil Purcell, MIASF CEO/President. "We are proud of the positive impact the show and the marine industry have on the South Florida region and the State as a whole, and we welcome the opportunity to share some of the show's spectacular exhibits with NBCSN's viewers," he added.

Andrew Doole, VP and General Manager of Informa Exhibitions, said he immediately embraced the idea of televising its premier boat show. "Informa is excited to showcase the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show to a national audience on NBCSN," he said. "The program will be a unique inside peek into the diverse world of boating that will appeal to all ages and all budgets."

"The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show represents some of the finest yachts and high performance boats in the world, and we look forward to showcasing this world-class event on NBCSN," said Jeff Macaluso, Sr. Director, Programming, NBC Sports Group.

Filming will take place at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show from October 31-November 4. The exact date and time for this year's Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show telecast on NBCSN will be determined in the coming weeks.


When the Comcast-NBCUniversal transaction was completed in January 2011, the sports assets of the two companies combined to form NBC Sports Group, which serves sports fans 24/7 with premier live events, insightful studio shows, and compelling original programming. The sports media company consists of NBC Sports, NBC Olympics, NBCSN, Golf Channel, NBC Sports Regional Networks, NBC Sports Radio and NBC Sports Digital, which includes,,, the digital assets of the NBC Sports Regional Networks, Rotoworld, the NBC Sports Talk franchise, multiple apps, and two transactional sports businesses, GolfNow and SportsEngine. NBC Sports Group possesses an unparalleled collection of television rights agreements, partnering with some of the most prestigious sports properties in the world: the International Olympic Committee and United States Olympic Committee, the NFL, NHL, NASCAR, PGA TOUR, The R&A, PGA of America, Churchill Downs, NYRA, Breeders' Cup, Premier League, INDYCAR, Rugby World Cup, Six Nations Championship, Tour de France, French Open, and many more.


The Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) is the largest trade organization in the Southeast United States dedicated to promoting, protecting, and growing the 110,000 middle class jobs in Broward County and 136,000 jobs regionally driving the economic output to $11.5 billion regionally. Created in 1961, the not-for-profit trade group is focused on the sound growth of the marine industry in the South Florida Region to benefit its members and their customers, communities, and the environment. The Association has over 500 members in Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach counties and is the owner of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. For more information, contact Kelly Skidmore at 954-524-2733 or


With over 200 trade and consumer exhibitions annually, Informa Exhibitions is a global market leader in such end markets as Boating, Beauty, Construction & Real Estate, Life Sciences, Maritime, Health & Nutrition, Agriculture and Pop Culture. Through face to face and digital channels, its transaction-oriented exhibitions enable communities to engage, experience and do business. In doing so, Informa brings together people who want to buy and sell, network, do business and gain inspiration. Informa's industry insight, coupled with its innovative and entrepreneurial approach, provides them with the opportunity to create business advantage and access markets.

Informa Exhibitions is a division of Informa PLC, a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events business, creating unique content and connectivity for customers all over the world. Informa PLC is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 100.

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