It’s REAL: Pro Volleyball Federation Partners with Navigate to Guide Distribution Strategy Ahead of 2024 Debut Season

Chicago, IL / Columbus, OH / Frisco, TX (July 19, 2023) – Pro Volleyball Federation has joined forces with Navigate, a data-driven consulting firm in sports and entertainment, to establish a global media rights distribution strategy as the league prepares to maximize competition exposure and share the impressive stories of the League’s athletes ahead of its launch in 2024. The collaboration marks another major milestone for the League, as Navigate’s reputation for delivering excellent value to its partners will assist in strategically guiding the emergence of professional women’s volleyball in North America.

Co-Founders Dave Whinham and Stephen Evans will lead Pro Volleyball Federation’s distribution efforts, working to ensure that the vision and mission of Pro Volleyball Federation – to showcase Real Pro Volleyball at a major league level and providing unprecedented opportunities to America’s greatest volleyball players and elite athletes from around the world – is shared with a national and global audience.

The decision to partner with Navigate for this revolutionary launch was driven by the agency’s unmatched intelligence in the distribution space, valuation expertise, and their ability to support Pro Volleyball Federation during its network conversations, ensuring that the League is able to develop a distribution platform that places North America’s premier women’s professional volleyball league into households and onto mobile devices throughout the world via linear and digital content distribution.

“Entering into a partnership with Navigate as a trusted advisor was a major strategic decision for Pro Volleyball Federation,” noted co-founder Stephen Evans. “The expertise they provide in data and analytics, along with their extensive network of relationships within the media space, will assist us in securing broadcast agreements and content distribution channels that provide the best exposure for our world-class athletes as we launch our inaugural season in 2024.”

Navigate President Jeff Nelson shares that “after recently launching in seven markets and establishing its growth for 2025 and beyond, Pro Volleyball Federation is poised to make an immediate impact on the landscape of professional sports. Ahead of its inaugural 2024 season, Navigate is excited to leverage data-driven insights to help the League source meaningful partnerships and refine its distribution strategy as it prepares to go to market.”



Pro Volleyball Federation is REAL pro volleyball and the premier women’s professional volleyball league in North America. Pro Volleyball Federation will begin play in February 2024 with world class players and coaches, including some of America’s greatest volleyball players and elite players from around the world. Our entire focus is on ensuring that our level and quality of play, our treatment of players, the quality of our event presentations, and our day-to-day fan experiences are world class and the very best offered in North America.

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