Project To Debut On United Kingdom Linear TV; FreeSports TV In Over 18 Million Homes

Transatlantic Storytelling 2020 will make its initial linear television debut Aug. 19 in the United Kingdom on FreeSports TV.

FreeSports is available in over 18 million UK homes and is one of the top three dedicated sports channels in the UK, along with sister station Premier Sports. The coverage also extends to the Republic of Ireland.

FreeSports is available on Freeview HD channel 64, Sky HD channel 422, Virgin HD 553, TalkTalk 64, BT Vision channel 64 and also available on the FreeSports Player —

The first showing of Transatlantic Storytelling on FreeSports TV is slated for August 19 at 7 p.m. local time.

Ball State Sports Link, in partnership with Cardiff Met Sport Broadcast, presents its feature-length documentary, Transatlantic Storytelling 2020, after a 12-day immersive and cultural experience in Wales. 

“We’re excited for the release,” said Zach Roy, a Ball State student who is the film’s executive producer and director. “It’s certainly been a challenge to put this together after coming home to a global pandemic. Thankfully, our team has been able to virtually come together, edit remotely and craft something we are all proud of. 

“Traveling to Wales to create this documentary was an experience and a story in itself. The many relationships we built will last a lifetime. The whole project is something I will never forget.”

The groundbreaking documentary features seven exclusive stories, with 22 different interviews, and stunning visuals from throughout Cardiff and Wales. 

  • Sam Gordon is the fastest man in Wales, owning multiple records and sprinting towards the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Though always smiling, the elite runner’s surge into the spotlight hasn’t come without setbacks.
  • Jenny Nesbitt represents Great Britain and Wales as a talented distance runner.  But, as a teenager, the world class athlete faced serious threats to her success
  • Harrison Walsh, who after a horrific rugby injury ended his promising career, shifted his focus. Now, the world-record holding thrower is aiming for the 2021 Paralympic Games.
  • Will Godwin is a student at Cardiff Met, who started his athletic career as a triathlete and rower until two freak accidents changed his life.
  • Sam Pearce, the Cardiff Met student and captain of the cricket team, is also on the verge of a professional career in one of the world’s most popular sports.
  • Lydia Hitchings, a student in Cardiff Met’s School of Art and design, grew up playing netball.  Now, a professional player, she has a goal of playing in the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
  • Dr. Christian Edwards is the men’s soccer coach at Cardiff Met and guided his team to the 2019 UEFA Europa League.  Six months later, he collapsed on the pitch.

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