OVER 180 HOURS OF FRESH ACTION FOR EXTREME SPORTS CHANNEL

November 3, 2011

Today, Extreme Sports Channel has acquired over 180 hours of action-packed programming.

 

A raft of titles has been acquired from IMG Media, the world's largest independent distributor of sports programming, and will air on Extreme Sports Channel's feeds across Europe, the Middle East and Africa from the end of this year and throughout 2012. Highlights include the series Superstars USA, Featured, Flipside and, Dr Danger, plus a number of specials including Letting Go, starring world champion surfer Kelly Slater, and travel documentary Surfing 50 States. The series Pro Bull Riding will also debut on Extreme's EMEA-wide feed following its success in the UK. 

 

Superstars USA (6x60 min) features past and present athletes from the world of sport, ranging from American footballers, rugby players, athletes, boxers, tennis stars, jockeys, and water sports specialists, battling it out across a series of events to see who will become the overall Superstars Champion, in a highly competitive and highly entertaining show. Featured (13x22 mins) is a profile series with personality, giving viewers a voyeuristic look into the dream life of the world's top surf, skate, snow and wakeboard athletes, from the highs and lows of competition to the exotic travel , wild parties and the personal challenges they face.

 

The second series of Dr Danger (8x25 mins), joins former news correspondent Dr Bob Arnot, as he resumes his worldwide travels to the most dangerous destinations in the world, this time uncovering the hardships, challenges and cultures of countries across the Middle East, including Afghanistan, where he embeds with American soldiers serving there, Surfing buffs also have Kelly Slater's film Letting Go to look forward to which tells the story of his triumphant comeback to win his seventh world title. The film will air across all of ESC's feeds.

 

Airing on Extreme's dedicated channel feeds in France, Poland and the UK will be Flipside (6x22 mins) which follows the Absinthe Films crew as they travel around the world in a behind the scenes look at the making of their 2006 snowboarding release 'More', plus travel documentary Surfing 50 States in which two young surfers tour America.

 

About Extreme Sports Channel

The world renowned Extreme Sports Channel is the only TV destination for the world's most thrilling and inspirational lifestyle, adventure and action sports programming. From gripping documentaries to insightful profiles of today's biggest icons, irresistible adventures and sports championships, Extreme has it all.

 

The channel captures the pure passion of people who live out their dreams and embark on amazing expeditions; celebrates those who use skill, wit and determination to achieve their goals; and showcases the world's most talented action sports athletes. 

 

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Email: enquiries@extremesportscompany.com
Telephone: + 44 (0) 207 244 1000
Website: www.extremesportscompany.com

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