Extreme International continues it's strong growth with a number of major broadcast licenses and an increase in sales of 75% for 8 months to September 1st 2001, while signing distribution agreements with a number of new programme suppliers. World Series Jetsprints, for which Extreme funds the TV production, will make a return to American television when the 2001 Series airs on Speedvision network imminently. Extreme has negotiated a key deal for the federation for the broadcast all 12 of the World Series races for both the 2001 and 2002 Series. The Series is also being broadcast in Germany(DSF), France and French Speaking Europe and Africa (AB Moteurs), Hong Kong (HK Cable) and Australia (Sky Channel).
Extreme and Action Sports - The New Series of Not Recommended Behaviour has been licensed to Canal + Poland, West Media in New Zealand and Globosat In Brazil. Globosat have also acquired 16mm, and renewed the 360 Surfing series from Cardiff-based Boomerang Productions.
Extreme's 100 hour supply deal to Fox Sports Australia, via Denver based America Presents X, has also renewed, with licenses agreed for Blue Torch, 360 Surfing, 16mm., the Newquay Boardmasters and The Ride Guide show.
The Score Network In Canada, until recently a results only service, will start broadcasting Extreme Sports series for the first time with the license of 26 episodes of Core Culture and Extreme 16mm.
Technology - Sales of the technology catalogue have never been stronger with sales of over 150 hours of programming licensed to RACTI for broadcast on Dubai Business TV. Series licensed include Global Village, Blue Chip, Automotiv and Made in Japan. Other series have also been sold to West Media New Zealand, Canal Beca Spain, Asia TV Hong Kong and East Asia Satellite TV.
Ben Barrett, Director of International Sales, "This is all great news and is due to the fantastic sales team at Extreme and our loyal network of production companies around the world who are producing better programming than ever before. I am very positive about the future and will continue with our upward expansion."
All of the above and numerous other contracts constitute a 75% growth in sales in comparison to the same 8 month period to 1st September in 2000.
New Product - Extreme International has signed distribution agreements for new series of flagship titles such as Blue Torch, Core Culture, Board Wild, Concrete Wave, 16mm, 360 Surfing, The Ride Guide and many more.
In addition to the above, a number of high quality new series and events will also be available for the first time:
Action Sports Series
High Octane (13 x 30 mins)
Fusion (13 x 30 mins)
Hard Core Candy (13 x 30 mins)
Action Sports Profiles (12 x 13 mins)
The "No Boundaries" Experience (4 x 60 mins)
Action Sports Events
The 2001 Newquay Boardmasters (1 x 60 mins)
The 2002 Verbier Ride (1 x 60 mins)
The Tow in World Cup of Surfing (1 x 60 mins)
10th Anniversary of the World Extreme Skiing Championships (1 x 60 mins)
The 2001 World Heli Challenge (4 x 30 mins)
2002 World Series Jet Sprints (12 x 30 mins)
The Running Man (4 x 30 mins)
Any Place Wild (49 x 30 mins)
In the Folds of the Great Snake (1 x 60 mins)
Getting High (1 x 60 mins)
Xcursions (13 x 60 mins)
EXTREME GROUP LTD
Extreme was formed in 1995, with the aim of supplying the world's broadcasters with quality television programming. Today we are a fast growing global media group with 1) a rapidly expanding global television channel, 2) an internet business, 3) international television distribution business and 4) online and mail order shopping. The Extreme Group has offices in the UK, The Netherlands & USA.
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