In 2022, Honkbalweek Haarlem will be more visible than ever before. This year, fans will be able to watch full production livestreams of all games during the tournament, as Honkbalweek will broadcast the full tournament via Honkbalweek.nl and HonkbalSoftbal.tv.
This year’s 30th anniversary edition of the tournament deserves as many eyes on the games as possible. Therefore the organization committee has decided to offer live streams of all games, free of charge. Thanks to the already existing collaboration between the Dutch Baseball Federation (KNBSB), Kinheim and media partner 360SportsIntelligence, Honkbalweek is able to use all six in-stadium cameras that are currently being used to broadcast and record Hoofdklasse (Dutch Major League) games.
360SportsIntelligence and Kinheim have given Honkbalweek full usage of the equipment in the stadium for the duration of the tournament. A brand new HD center field camera was added just before the start of the Week as well, to be able to lift our broadcasts to new levels. 360SI will send two producers to Honkbalweek to assist in making the broadcasts as premium as possible.
By broadcasting all games, KNBSB and Honkbalweek Haarlem want to help increase the sports visibility and popularity, while further reinforcing the tournament’s status as one of the best, most fun international baseball tournaments in the world.
Since four participating teams come from non-Dutch-speaking nations, Honkbalweek Haarlem has decided to offer an English-language commentary booth only, to provide fans the best possible experience watching the games from their home countries. The commentary team consists of three people who will rotate to provide a booth for each game. They are Sean Houston, Jason Houtkamp and Jasper Roos.
Houston is an experienced Minor League Baseball play-by-play-announcer, having been the voice of the Charleston RiverDogs (Single-A) for several seasons. He also brings media experience from his time working for the Tampa Bay Rays organization in Major League Baseball. Houtkamp and Roos are known within the Dutch baseball community as the voices of the Dutch Major League (Hoofdklasse) recaps at HonkbalSoftbal.tv, for live broadcasting the Dutch Championships Baseball5 and providing pregame, postgame and live play-by-play at the Holland Series, the finals of the Dutch baseball season.
With this experienced crew, Honkbalweek Haarlem is hoping to provide an amazing product to baseball fans in the Netherlands and across the globe.