TWS launches app

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Trans World Sport, the world's longest running weekly television sports programme, has launched an app for iPhone and iPad to celebrate its 25th anniversary.

The Trans World Sport iQuiz (price £1. 49) tests sporting knowledge with a series of questions, photos and videos from a wide sphere of the sporting spectrum, covering everything from golf to canal jumping and football to the fireball gameThe highlight of the App is a once in a lifetime prize – two tickets, including travel and accommodation to the sporting event of choice, anywhere in the world in 2013. A new quiz will be added every two months and there are also monthly prizes of sporting memorabilia. The Trans World Sport iQuiz has been developed by IMG Media in conjunction with multi–award winning interactive media producer Magic Lantern and digital agency weheartdigital. Trans World Sport was conceived by IMG founder Mark McCormack and is produced by IMG Media, part of IMG Worldwide, the global sports, fashion and media company, McCormack wanted the programme to be a sports anthology show with a broad international appeal. He believed that Trans World Sport was the perfect product to sell to the burgeoning satellite TV market which was about to explode. The programme launched in early May 1987 and has been in continuous production every week ever since. Early scoops included features on a 14–year–old golfing prodigy by the name of Tiger Woods, and precocious tennis talents Venus and Serena Williams, just 12 and 11 at the time. Among the more obscure sports brought to the screens by TWS have been Chueca (Patagonian Hockey), Knur and Spell (Viking Golf) and Pato (Argentinean Horseback Basketball). The programme has been welcome in sports arenas across the world, not to mention a few royal palaces. Fijian chiefs, Rwandan Presidents, Prince Albert of Monaco and members of the UK Royal family have all appeared on the show. TWS has been to every continent and 183 out of 203 IOC nations, covering several hundred different sports. The first show was narrated by Gerald Sinstadt. In the early nineties, after a succession of different narrators, the show settled on its two current narrators, Bruce Hammal and Sue Carpenter.

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