The event, one of the largest in the world with prize money totalling $1,000,000 and a worldwide TV audience of over 120 million including NBC in the US, will be broadcast throughout the month of March.
The Gravity Games, successfully broadcast on BBC in the UK last year, has made the transition to Extreme Sports Channel. The best of the action from the 1999 and 2000 games will be screened throughout the month, climaxing with the coverage of the 2001 Games in the last week.
The Gravity Games captures the lifestyle of extreme sports with 250 world-class athletes from 17 countries competing in 16 events, including BMX, aggressive inline skating, skateboarding, street luge, wakeboarding and freestyle motocross.
Andy Warkman, Head of Programming and Acquisitions for the Extreme Sports Channel, said: "This is a fantastic coup for us. The Gravity Games is highly respected and considered by many as the Extreme Sports Olympics. The event encompasses the best of extreme sports action and fits well with our other prestigious events, as well as opening up a number of exciting sponsorship opportunities".
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