The ISU is delighted to launch our Recast Channel, joining a rapidly growing list of rights holders on the pioneering Over-The-Top (OTT) sports platform, enabling fans to watch content.
For the first time all ISU Junior World Cup Speed Skating events will be live-streamed on The Ice Skating Channel via Recast, enabling families and friends of competitors but also fans who have not been able to follow the Junior events up until now to watch all the action.
By simply signing up, watching adverts, sharing videos, inviting friends or topping up your wallet directly, the Ice Skating Channel users will be able to turn their interactions and viewership into Cast Credits. These can then be used to access live streams of various ISU events, as well as other content from a diverse range of sports on the Recast platform.
The ISU has provided a unique service to the skating community over a number of years by producing and broadcasting countless hours of live, subscription free, skating content on its Skating ISU and ISU Junior Grand Prix YouTube channels. Funds generated through the Recast pay-per-view system will be reinvested, enabling the ISU to further develop and expand its broadcast coverage, showcasing more Ice Skating content to fans around the world.
As part of the new agreement, the following Junior events and Championships will be made available exclusively on The Ice Skating Channel:
- ISU Junior World Cup Speed Skating - Nov 26 - Nov 27, 2022 Seinäjoki /FIN
- ISU Junior World Cup Speed Skating Dec 03 - Dec 04, 2022 Seinäjoki /FIN
- ISU World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships - Jan 27 - Jan 29, 2023 Dresden /GER
- ISU Junior World Cup Speed Skating - Feb 04 - Feb 05, 2023 Inzell /GER
- ISU World Junior Speed Skating Championships - Feb 10 - Feb 12, 2023 Inzell /GER
- ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships - Mar 10 - Mar 11, 2023 Angers /FRA
Recast is a subscription-free sports and entertainment streaming platform launched in 2018.
It’s totally free to join Recast and you will receive some free Cast Credits when you do. There are also plenty of options to earn extra Cast Credits to watch the content - watching ads, sharing content, inviting friends to join or by purchasing them outright.
When you go on the Recast website, click on “Join” in the top right corner of the front page. On the next page, click on the human emoji to create your profile on Recast. It is free of charge and all you need is your mobile phone number, your email address and a password.
When you go on the Recast platform, click on “Join” in the top right corner of the front page. On the next page, click on the human emoji to create your profile on Recast. It is free of charge and all you need is your mobile phone number, your email address and a password.
You have the option to watch ISU Events for free by earning Cast Credits by watching ads, sharing content or inviting friends to join. You also have the option of having an ad free experience by buying Cast Credits.
You have the option to supplement the cost of ISU Events by earning Cast Credits by watching ads, sharing content or inviting friends to join. On Recast, your viewing experience will never be interrupted by ads.
Cast Credits are Recast’s currency. You will be rewarded with Cast Credits when you sign up to the platform. You can purchase further credits on the platform or earn them by watching ads, sharing content, or by inviting friends with your invitation code who then join Recast.
It can take 30 seconds or so for the Cast Credits to appear in your wallet. If they're not showing, try logging out and back in, if they're still not there then email us at email@example.com or send us a DM and we'll look into it for you.
If you've watched all of the available ads then there are other options to get Cast Credits (Casts) - invite friends, share content or purchase Casts outright. These options can all be accessed in your wallet.
Currently Junior Events will be available on Recast. In the future other Events could be added.
Recast is currently available in the following 90+ countries and territories:
Albania, Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Grenada, Guam, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iraq, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kenya, Korea (the Republic of), Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Sudan, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Viet Nam, Western Sahara, Yemen
Recast may be available in your country or territory but some content on The Ice Skating Channel may not, due to geo-blocking caused by the International Skating Union broadcast partner agreements.
You can find Recast in the Google Play store. The Apple App Store version is in development and will be available soon.
Recast is a progressive web app, so you can access it from any device (smart phone, tablet, notebook) and you can add it to your home screen like any other app.
You can watch Recast content on your TV either by connecting your laptop via a cable to your TV, using Google Chromecast or Apple Airplay.
Funds generated through Recast’s pay-per-view system allow the ISU to continue producing additional Ice Skating coverage. By reinvesting the revenue generated via this system, the ISU can further develop and expand its broadcast coverage showcasing more Ice Skating content to fans around the world.
If you have any further questions about the use of Recast, visit their Frequently Asked Questions page.
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