MELVILLE, NY, June 30, 2020 – Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that the company has been named the “Preferred Camera and Lens Products” provider of Van Wagner Productions. The partnership between Canon and Van Wagner first began in 2018 and has now been extended for another three years.
“Partnering with Van Wagner has been a great opportunity for Canon, as it has helped to broaden our relationships within the industry and further drive our brand awareness at many notable collegiate conferences,” said Tatsuro “Tony” Kano, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Canon U.S.A.’s Imaging Technologies & Communications Group. “We look forward to continuing this long-term, mutually beneficial relationship with Van Wagner.”
This multi-conference marketing partnership will allow Canon access to over 100 NCAA Division I and Division II institutions across the United States, as well as build a valuable business relationship within the Van Wagner platform.
As the Official Imaging Partner, Canon will continue to receive an integrated year-round marketing presence and will have the exclusive rights to promote their products and services through official Conference events and channels throughout the year. Canon will also continue to provide each Conference and its member institutions imaging tools and education programs to enhance their live sports broadcasts and other imaging needs.
“We are excited to continue our partnership with Canon,” said Mike Palisi, Executive Vice President at Van Wagner. “This partnership will continue to provide opportunities for our member institutions to enhance their broadcasting fan experience and allow for state-of-the-art educational opportunities for their broadcasting teams. In addition, it will offer Canon U.S.A. unique access to build valuable relationships with the member institutions and our growing presence at the largest sporting events across the globe.
About Van Wagner
Van Wagner is a wholly owned subsidiary of Van Wagner Group LLC that creates, advises, and sells on behalf of world-class teams, leagues, brands, properties, and colleges. An innovator in the sports and media business, Van Wagner is a global leader in high-impact broadcast visible signage throughout the MLB, NBA, NCAA, and the highest levels of international soccer, sponsorships sales, premium ticketing, college multi-media rights, and in-venue content production at the world’s biggest sporting events. www.vanwagner.com.
About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean markets. With approximately $33 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2019† and was named one of Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies in 2020. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company’s RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA.
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† Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.