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HORIZONSPORTS launches on HUAWEI Video in 26 countries and regions

HORIZONSPORTS, the world’s Nature Sports & Wellness video platform, is now also available in English, French and Italian as a Video On Demand channel to HUAWEI Video viewers in 26 countries and regions – UK, France, Italy, Germany, Sweden, Poland, Denmark, Norway, Spain, Finland, Japan, Russia, South Africa, Mexico, Malaysia, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand, Chile, Colombia, Egypt, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and South Africa.

Laurence Fox Hopper, CEO of HORIZONSPORTS, said “We are delighted to expand our distribution to millions more viewers worldwide and are sure that fans will love exploring our wide range of exciting nature sports and wellness contents.”

“We are very excited to offer HORIZONSPORTS to our viewers since the diverse endurance sports and adventure contents are in such demand worldwide and seems to be a growing trend” said Li Wei, Director of Consumer Cloud Service 2B2C Video of HUAWEI.

 

About HORIZONSPORTS

HorizonSports is the nature sports & wellness Video platform that caters to people who hike, run, cycle, love mountains, want to be healthy and more active in nature with more than 10 million unique viewers per month and growing through a combination of a Free content offering through Samsung TV Plus (smart TV), Roku, Amazon Fire, Pluto TV and others and a Premium SVOD platform Android / Apple App (paid subscription).  HorizonSports aggregates and produces the best inspiring video content from the top outdoor, sports events, lifestyle and adventure TV producers with a balance of sports and Wellness premium programming available for unlimited streaming and video on demand. HorizonSports covers the top Ultra running and cycling endurance races, swim runs, ski mountaineering, winter sports and has the best  selection of adventure,  wellness travel, films, documentaries, and more from all over the world.

Contact:

Philippe Deleplace (philippe@horizonsports.com)

https://horizonsports.com

 

Happy New Year !

We thought we might share some interesting thoughts about last year as we look forward to a stellar 2021.

Our strategy to cope with the uncertainties of 2020 was to bring more diverse sports and entertaining programmes to active people – many stuck at home.  Despite fewer Ultra–trail races due to Covid, we were able feature over half a dozen Ultra races and major cycling backstages focused on women athletes, increased the number of Triathlons races by over 600%, and presented more adventure and race films, substantially expanding the wellness and travel category. 2020 taught us a lot about what matters most. The extraordinary levels of video consumption in the midst of the pandemic give us great hope for the future. Several million more viewers worldwide now enjoy HorizonSports programming every day on all of our platforms.

Our commitment and enthusiasm for 2021 has never been greater. Five years ago, we founded HorizonSports to motivate people to be more active in nature by programming the best nature sports activities. HorizonSports is a unique platform where you can connect and view the sports you love and enjoy and get motivated for your next adventure. The mission remains the same for 2021. We are deeply dedicated to our community and excited to build an even better viewing experience this coming year. And for you subscribers out there – we can’t wait to show you what’s next!

Lastly, we simply want to say thank you. We are grateful to our viewers everywhere, especially those who have been with us over the years and invest in this community with your views and commitment. We are humbled by your belief in HorizonSports and eager to bring more new activities and adventure to your lives.

As everything slowly returns to normal in 2021, we intend to continue providing you the best and most diverse nature sports and wellness contents – to be watched in between doing what you love and enjoy most.

Enjoy,

Laurence  &  Philippe
Co-Founders

https://horizonsports.tv

VIBRAM selects HORIZONSPORTS for worldwide premiere of DUALITY

Vibram has selected HorizonSports, the world’s only Nature Sports & Wellness video platform, to launch the worldwide premiere of the film Duality on 26 December. The film will be available on all HorizonSports platforms including Samsung TV Plus, Apple/Android App, the HorizonSports.TV browser and other platforms, reaching over 6 million viewers worldwide.

Duality is a unique trail-running story about four remarkable elite ultra-trail running women – Uxue, Juliette, Yulia and Audrey. These “ordinary” women of the trail running Team Vibram decide to use their strength, stubbornness and dedication to do extraordinary things and to explore new paths – “Ordinary people being extraordinary”.

Jerome Bernard, Vibram Sport Innovation Marketing Global Director, said “this is an “authentic story” related to a topic (“women and sport”) that has never been so real and current”. Laurence Fox Hopper, CEO of HorizonSports, said we are glad to partner with Vibram on the Duality project, since we share the same passion for trail running and look for female role models to inspire more women to participate in the sport”.

The film will be available in English, French and Italian on the HorizonSports platforms listed below.

 

About HORIZONSPORTS

HorizonSports is an innovative nature sports & wellness video platform that caters to people who hike, run, cycle, engage in water sports, love mountains, want to be healthy and more active in nature.  HorizonSports reaches more than 6 million viewers per month through Samsung TV Plus (smart TV), Roku, Amazon Fire, Pluto TV and Android / Apple Apps.  HorizonSports features top outdoor and sports events and inspiring lifestyle and adventure films and documentaries. Programmes cover the top ultra-trail running and cycling endurance races, swim runs, ski mountaineering, winter sports and more from all over the world.

Contact:

Philippe Deleplace (philippe@horizonsports.com)

https://horizonsports.tv

https://horizonsports.com

About VIBRAM

Vibram is the world leader in the field of high-performance rubber soles for outdoor and leisure activities, workwear, fashion, orthopaedics and repair. For more than 80 years the yellow octagon that symbolises Vibram has been synonymous worldwide with quality, performance, safety and innovation in the footwear industry. With its international headquarters in Albizzate (Varese) Italy, Vibram produces more than 40 million soles every year, dedicates over one million kilometres to testing, is present in 120 countries and has manufacturing, research and representation bases in the USA, China, Japan, Brazil and Italy. www.vibram.com

Contact:

www.vibram.com

HorizonSportsTV – Adventure and Inspiration From Around The World On Demand

There are so many adventure and sports films produced these days, with high production standards and some incredible stories. The trouble is they can sometimes be hard to track down and are easy to miss, unless, of course, you are subscribed to HorizonSportsTV. Reed more

HORIZONSPORTS launches on rlaxx TV

HORIZONSPORTS, the world’s only Nature Sports & Wellness video platform, is now available to over 4 million rlaxx TV viewers in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and UK. HORIZONSPORTS is available on rlaxx TV as a curated channel with enhanced features like pause, forward, rewind, restart or watch later. Furthermore, viewers can access their favorite programs in an on-demand catalogue.

Laurence Fox Hopper, CEO of HORIZONSPORTS, said “we are delighted to be one of the first channels selected to launch on rlaxx TV and be able to bring the best selection of endurance races and wellness adventures to millions of outdoor sports enthusiasts on their platform.”

“We are very excited to offer our viewers premium content from HORIZONSPORTS in the future. For us, this cooperation is a further step towards a product range that serves all the passions and interests of our very diverse audience. And sports is definitely one of them,” comments Ronny Lutzi, CEO of rlaxx TV.

About HORIZONSPORTS.TV

HorizonSports is the nature sports & wellness Video platform that caters to people who hike, run, cycle, love mountains, want to be healthy and more active in nature with more than 10 million unique viewers per month and growing through a combination of a Free content offering through Samsung TV Plus (smart TV), Roku, Amazon Fire, Pluto TV and others and a Premium SVOD platform Android / Apple App (paid subscription).  HorizonSports aggregates and produces the best inspiring video content from the top outdoor, sports events, lifestyle and adventure TV producers with a balance of sports and Wellness premium programming available for unlimited streaming and video on demand. HorizonSports covers the top Ultra running and cycling endurance races, swim runs, ski mountaineering, winter sports and has the best  selection of adventure,  wellness travel, films, documentaries, and more from all over the world.

Contact:

Philippe Deleplace (philippe@horizonsports.com)

https://horizonsports.tv

https://horizonsports.com


About rlaxx TV

rlaxx TV is a German Advertising-based Video on demand (AVoD) provider with headquarters in Kiel. The rlaxx TV offer is completely free of charge for viewers and is financed through advertising. The company’s goal is to offer the best television experience according to modern standards. For this reason, contents on rlaxx TV are organized in curated linear channels to save viewers lengthy search times. In addition, there are advanced features such as a pause, restart or watch-later option as well as the ability to access all content in an on-demand catalogue. By doing so, rlaxx TV combines the relaxed experience of linear television with the flexibility of a VoD service. As far as content is concerned, rlaxx TV draws on a global network of content partners, who deliver bespoke content for viewers in many categories – from music, sports, kids, lifestyle, adventure to international feature films.

Contact:
Contact rlaxx TV: pr@rlaxxtv.com
https://rlaxxtv.com/

HorizonSports launches on MX Player in India

The deal was facilitated by Asian and Indian distributors Ria Media and India Spark, respectively.

Mumbai: UK-based nature sports and wellness video platform, Horizon Sports has licensed its catalogue to Indian entertainment streaming platform MX Player. Under this agreement, Horizon Sports will provide 500 hours of content relating to action, endurance and adventure sports and wellness to over 200 million monthly active users in India, on MX Player. It’s unique content – covering Iron Man triathlons, ultra-trail running, sports documentaries, mountain sports, water and underwater travels and competitions – will now be available to MX Player’ large user base to stream for free.

https://www.indiantelevision.com/iworld/over-the-top-services/horizon-sports-launches-on-mx-player-in-india-200831

HORIZONSPORTS partners with EXPERIENCE MONTAGNE

HORIZONSPORTS.TV, the only Nature Sports & Wellness video platform in the world, is partner of EXPERIENCE MONTAGNE (Mountain Experience), the biggest event dedicated to the mountain in Paris. In addition to promoting Expérience Montagne to all users of its platform and on its social networks, HorizonSports will offer projections of the best mountain sports videos on the show’s big screen as well as discounts on its subscription.

Philippe Deleplace, Co-founder of HorizonSports.TV, declares: “We are delighted with this partnership and to share with Expérience Montagne visitors our passion for mountain sports through our dedicated programming. With Expérience Montagne, we share the same objective: to motivate as many people as possible to be active in nature and rediscover the pleasure of the mountains “

Antoine De Rivoire, Co-founder of Expérience Montagne, adds: “We are very pleased that HorizonSports is partnering with Expérience Montagne and offering some of its great mountain sports programming to all our visitors in Paris. Thanks to the video and its digital supports, HorizonSports brings all the emotion of the mountains and of the outdoors to all the fans on all their screens just as Expérience Montagne brings the mountain to the vast Parisian public “

About HORIZONSPORTS.TV

HorizonSports is the only nature sports & wellness Video On Demand (VOD) platform that caters to people who hike, run, cycle, love mountains, want to be healthy and more active in nature with over 600,000 unique viewers per month through a combination of SVOD platform, Android / Apple App, OTT platfoms, and through smart TVs. HorizonSports aggregates and produces the best inspiring video content from the top outdoor, sports events, lifestyle and adventure TV producers with a balance of sports (Ultra Trail, Mountain Bike, Ski mountaineering, climbing, endurance …) and Wellness premium programming available for unlimited on demand, Live sports and streaming TV viewing. #naturesportswellness #horizonsportsTV, #justwalkgo

Contact:

Philippe Deleplace (philippe@horizonsports.com)

https://horizonsports.tv

https://horizonsports.com


About EXPERIENCE MONTAGNE

For the second year in a row, EXPERIENCE MONTAGNE settles in Paris and invites the general public to taste the flavors of altitude. A fun and interactive event, a new experience in (very) large format, in the heart of the capital on two different locations, Thursday 7 and Friday 8 November, at the Trocadero and Friday 8, Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 November, at Porte de Versailles. The 20,000 or so visitors expected will be able to discover the complete offer of mountain resorts, summer / winter, test, learn, meet equipment manufacturers, explorers, sportsmen, climbers … Many will present in preview on this very special occasion, their books, their films, their latest epics and their wildest projects.

Contact:
Antoine De Rivoire ( Aderivoire@experiencemontagne.com )
http://www.experiencemontagne.com/

HORIZONSPORTS partenaire du salon EXPERIENCE MONTAGNE

HORIZONSPORTS.TV, la seule plateforme vidéo au monde entièrement dédiée aux sports de pleine nature et au bien-être est partenaire du salon EXPERIENCE MONTAGNE, le plus grand événement dédié à la montagne à Paris. En plus de promouvoir Expérience Montagne auprès de l’ensemble des utilisateurs de sa plateforme et sur ses réseaux sociaux, HorizonSports proposera des projections des meilleures vidéos de sports de montagne sur le grand écran présent sur le salon ainsi que des réductions sur ses formules d’abonnement.

Philippe Deleplace, Co-fondateur de HorizonSports.TV, déclare : “Nous sommes ravis de ce partenariat et de partager avec les visiteurs d’Expérience Montagne notre passion pour les sports de montagne au travers de notre programmation dédiée. Avec Expérience Montagne, nous partageons le même objectif : motiver le plus grand nombre à être actif en pleine nature et redécouvrir le plaisir de la montagne”

Antoine De Rivoire, Co-fondateur d’Expérience Montagne, ajoute : « Nous sommes très heureux que HorizonSports s’associe à Expérience Montagne et propose une partie de sa très belle programmation dédiée aux sports de montagne à tous nos visiteurs à Paris. Grâce à la vidéo et à ses supports digitaux, HorizonSports apporte toute l’émotion de la montagne à tous les passionnés sur tous leurs écrans tout comme Expérience Montagne rapproche la montagne du vaste public parisien »

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HORIZONSPORTS et EXPERIENCE MONTAGNE sont heureux de vous inviter à découvrir la montagne à Paris et vous offrent une entrée gratuite à retirer sur le site www.experiencemontagne.com avec le code avantage 19EMHORSP

A propos de HORIZONSPORTS

HorizonSports est la seule plateforme vidéo à la demande (VOD) dédiée aux sports de pleine nature et au bien-être à destination de toutes celles et ceux qui marchent, courent, pédalent, aiment la montagne et veulent rester en bonne santé et être actif en pleine nature. HorizonSports compte plus de 600 000 utilisateurs uniques par mois au travers d’une combinaison de plateformes SVOD, OTT, Smart TV et via ses applis mobiles Apple et Android. HorizonSports agrège et produit des vidéos inspirantes en provenance des plus grands événements sportifs outdoor (Ultra Trail, VTT, ski alpinisme, escalade, endurance …) et des meilleurs producteurs de programmes outdoor et d’aventure avec un équilibre entre les programmes de sport et ceux dédiés au bien-être. #naturesportswellness #horizonsportsTV, #justwalkgo

Contact:

Philippe Deleplace (philippe@horizonsports.com)

https://horizonsports.tv

https://horizonsports.com


A propos de EXPERIENCE MONTAGNE

Pour la seconde année consécutive, EXPERIENCE MONTAGNE s’installe à Paris et invite le grand public à goûter aux saveurs de l’altitude. Un événement ludique et interactif, une nouvelle expérience en (très) grand format, au cœur de la capitale sur deux lieux différents, jeudi 7 et vendredi 8 novembre, au Trocadéro et vendredi 8, samedi 9 et dimanche 10 novembre, Porte de Versailles. Les quelques 20 000 visiteurs attendus pourront découvrir l’offre complète des stations de montagne, été / hiver, tester, s’initier, rencontrer les équipementiers, les explorateurs, les sportifs, les grimpeurs… Beaucoup présenteront en avant-première lors de cette occasion très spéciale, leurs livres, leurs films, leurs dernières épopées et leurs projets les plus fous.

Contact:
Antoine de Rivoire ( Aderivoire@experiencemontagne.com )
http://www.experiencemontagne.com/

HorizonSports.TV teams up with Sportfund for Mountaineering Event

HORIZONSPORTS, the world’s only Nature Sports & Wellness video platform, motivating the world to be more active in nature, is partnering with Sportfund Onlus in a fundraising event featuring the extraordinary Italian alpinist, Nives Meroi, who was the first Italian woman to climb all 8000 meter peaks without oxygen and sherpas. She will tell her story on 6 November in Bologna at the Antoniano Theatre and the proceeds will be used to fund “Climb for inclusion” project.

Laurence Fox Hopper, HorizonSports.TV CEO said: “We are very proud to be part of Sportfund and the Climb for Inclusion project which motivates everyone — regardless of physical challenges—to be more active in nature”

Alberto Benchimol, founder of Sportfund said: “We are happy to have HorizonSports as our media partner since we want to encourage people with physical difficulties to be more active outdoors and help spread the ideas of inclusion worldwide”

About HORIZONSPORTS.TV

HorizonSports is the only nature sports & wellness Video On Demand (VOD) platform that caters to people who hike, run, cycle, love mountains, want to be healthy and more active in nature with over 600,000 unique viewers per month through a combination of SVOD platform, Android / Apple App, OTT platfoms, and through smart TVs. HorizonSports aggregates and produces the best inspiring video content from the top outdoor, sports events, lifestyle and adventure TV producers with a balance of sports (Ultra Trail, Mountain Bike, Ski mountaineering, climbing, endurance …) and Wellness premium programming available for unlimited on demand, Live sports and streaming TV viewing. #naturesportswellness #horizonsportsTV, #justwalkgo

Contact:

Philippe Deleplace (philippe@horizonsports.com)

https://horizonsports.tv

https://horizonsports.com


About SportFund  –  Climb For Inclusion

The project, carried out in collaboration with Climbing Technology and Montura, aims to spread mountaineering as a tool for personal growth and social inclusion among young people. Mountain sports, combined with the beauty of the environment in which they take place, are a key reference for the development of new generations, anchoring them to fundamental values such as moral strength, solidarity and the recognition of personal talent. For young people with disabilities, or in situations of social hardship, the project provides the economic and technical tools to get involved in outdoor sports activities, favoring a positive path for mental and physical health.

Contact:
Alberto Benchimol ( info@sportfund.it )
http://www.sportfund.it/home/project/climb-for-inclusion/

Hiking in full autonomy or semi-autonomy

Who has not dreamed of hiking the mountains in complete freedom with his backpack and his tent? Apart from the feeling of loneliness and freedom, wild camping has many advantages. No reservations to be expected and therefore no reason to hurry. You are free to go at your own pace, off the beaten track. And in addition, autonomy in hiking is pretty inexpensive.

However, when one makes the choice to leave for a hike in autonomy or semi-autonomy, the main difficulty encountered is that of the weight. This will be the determining factor in what you will have to take away.

So if for example you wonder what sleeping bag, tent or little equipment to take for your next two-week hike in the Dolomites, you might like this article!

Food

Of course you will need to carry all or most of your own food. For information, a hiker will consume at least 3000 to 4000 calories per day. The mountain needs are higher than elsewhere and you will spend a lot of calories during the effort or to warm up during the nights outdoors.

Bear in mind that cooking often requires a lot of water and water is heavy. In addition, the longer the food takes to cook, the more it will consume gas, which you will also have to carry.

Think about dehydrated dishes, they have many advantages:

– They take up little space

– The food is already precooked so it only takes 2 minutes to warm up

– It saves your gas consumption

– No need for dishes or soap so less weight!

Today, several brands propose good dehydrated dishes, such as Trek’n eat, Voyager or MX3 aventure

Regarding the water problem, we can only advise you to buy a filtering gourd such as those proposed by Katadyn, Lifestraw or water-to-go. These gourds have a powerful filter system for water filtration in hiking, mountain and travel. These filters have a filtering capacity of about 0.1 micron, which eliminates microorganisms, bacteria and protozoa (does not remove viruses).

As for snacks, energy bars are very effective because they are very caloric. There are a whole bunch of different brands with very different tastes, it’s up to you to find the ones that suit you the most. Dried fruits are also highly recommended: nuts, dried apricots, almonds etc. They combine in a small volume all the nutritional principles of fresh fruit. Rich in carbohydrates and vitamins of group B, they contain many minerals (potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron). Dried fruits provide 3 to 5 times more minerals than fresh fruits.

Of course, do not forget your dishes with lid and your cutlery. Be careful, always move away from the waterways to do laundry and dishes (at least 100m). People can drink the water lower.

Camping equipment: lightness first and foremost

Apart from food, you will have to pack a lot of essential materials. Here again, it is a question of favoring a lightest possible equipment while not forgetting about security. Of course this depends on who is carrying the backpack, where you plan to go and during which season. Here is a quick list :

– Backpack 50L minimum. The more things you carry, the more solid your bag will be, with frames and therefore heavy. It’s up to you to find your balance!

– Sunglasses, sunscreen, lip stick

Never forget that due to the altitude, the amount of UV increases by 4% every 300 m. In addition, the reverberation of the sun on the snow intensifies the radiation up to 90%. Finally, the cold makes you forget the presence of the sun so it is essential to protect yourself from the sun.

– Flash light

– Map

– Lighter

– Solar Charger

– Garbage bag

– Pharmacy kit (anti-pain, anti-inflammatory, disinfectant, medical tape, bandages, sterile compresses)

– Toilet paper

– Microfiber towel

– Clothing adapted to the season

Last but not least: the sleeping, which must be choosen the lightest and most compact possible, without forgetting to adapt to the season and expected weather.

Tent :

Be careful, very often, the lighter the tent, the more likely it is to be less resistant and less comfortable.

The setup time is a false debate because even if the first few times may seem complicated, once you get used to it, it will only take a few minutes. Practice first at home if necessary. There 3 types of tent : dome tents, tunnel tents and geodesic tents. These last ones have a better wind resistance and a large interior space.

Sleeping bag and mattress :

As for your sleeping bag, it’s up to you to set the comfort temperature you want but in general the sleeping bags around 0 ° C are the most effective.

The mattress will isolate you from the cold and bring you extra comfort. It will necessarily be self-inflating. Do not forget the repair kit that accompanies it to prevent any punctures.

This article was only intended to give you some basics for hiking and camping in autonomy. The choice of the best tent, backpack or sleeping bag would require in depth dedicated articles. Bear in mind that wild camping is not authorized everywhere and that you should keep yourself aware of local regulations.

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