The Karate Premier League was introduced by the World Karate Federation to increase the sport’s profile and provide an Olympic qualification system. Established in 2011 with just two events held in Paris and Istanbul – the League now travels to Paris, Dubai, Rabat, Tokyo, Moscow, Shanghai, Salzburg and Madrid, on an annual base.
After supporting International Sports Broadcasting (ISB), who is the Host Broadcaster with events in Dubai and Paris during the 2019 season, Gearhouse Broadcast accompanied ISB to Tokyo during September, to cover the League’s Japanese stopover. ISB who oversee the production and distribution of each event across multiple platforms, turned to Gearhouse Broadcast to help make this sport more accessible to a fast-growing fanbase around the world. The World Karate Federation currently has 400,000 subscribers on YouTube.