Industry News 9/27/2007

FUEL TV Premiers New “Stacked Sundays” Lineup

FUEL TV Premiers New “Stacked Sundays” Lineup
Fall season includes launch of new sports-specific programming blocks

LOS ANGELES, CA: FUEL TV’s Fall Season kicks off on Sunday, September 30 with new episodes of “The Captain and Casey Show” and “M80”, which will debut in FUEL TV’s Stacked Sundays line-up. That same week, FUEL TV will launch two new sport specific programming blocks, including “Snow Pack” on Tuesday nights and “FUEL TV’s Moto Mix” on Wednesday nights.
The Captain and Casey Show – 8:00pm ET/PT
The world’s worst sportscasters are back and ready to titillate you with a brand new season of the best and the worst that skateboarding has to offer. “The Captain and Casey Show” brings you new footage of skateboarding’s most talented players, segments on up-and-comers, and never-before-seen interviews with the photographers, cinematographers, and pros who are shaping today’s skateboard identity. This season features guests Shiloh Greathouse, Braydon Szfranski, Ronnie Creager, and many more.

M80 – 8:00pm ET/PT
FUEL TV’s first series dedicated exclusively to freestyle motocross is back with an all new season. “M80” takes you head first into the high-flying insanity of FMX, capturing the glory, carnage, and of course, Token Hotties from around the world. This season, catch new featured riders including Derek Garland, Busty Wolter, and Grant Teel. Get an early look at the new crop of up-and-comers who are “Blowin Up” on the scene, and be there as pros learn new tricks to add to their arsenals in “Dialin’ It In.”  Plus, check out road trips, overseas tours, and more FMX action than ever before.

New FUEL TV Programming Blocks
FUEL TV continues its goal of letting viewers find the programs that fit their lifestyles. Premiering this Fall, brand new blocks “Snow Pack” and “FUEL TV’s Moto Mix” join “SurfSpot”
and “Skate @ 8”. Each block is sport specific, catering to what you want to watch. These are your sports and these are your times to catch FUEL TV’s best programming. It’s everything you want in a place where you’ll know just where to find it.

Snow Pack – 8:00pm, 11:00pm ET/PT
“Snow Pack” is FUEL TV’s new block of programming that will satisfy the Yeti in all of us! Chock full of the best snow shows around, including a new season of “The Standard Snowboard Show.” Through the season, you’ll be able to carve through some of the best contests and specials in the world, including episodes of “Flipside,” “The Burton European Open” and “Backcountry Bombshells.” You’ll find the freshest pow on FUEL TV every Tuesday at 8:00pm ET/PT, starting October 2nd.

FUEL TV’s Moto Mix – 8:00pm, 11:00pm ET/PT
FUEL TV’s Moto Mix is a new one-hour programming block dedicated to the world and lifestyle of freestyle motocross. It’s the only destination to catch up on new original FUEL TV motocross series like “The Great Ride Open,” a new season of “M80,” and the best “Firsthand” episodes and Insane Cinema moto favorites. Every Wednesday, starting October 3rd at 8:00pm ET/PT.

Event Highlights
Rockstar Wake Jam –8:00pm, 11:00pm ET/PT
The world’s best wakeskaters gather at Koppert Lake in Toledo, Washington for the third stop of the Byerly Toe Jam Tour. Amidst the laid back campout atmosphere of the crowd, huge tricks were thrown down including Reed Hansen’s switch 360, and Steven Cambell’s  360 shove, kickflip, frontside flip combo.

King of Wake World Cup Series '07: Rockstar WWA World Championships – 8:00pm, 11:00pm ET/PT
Wakeboarders from around the globe meet in Reno, NV to compete in the Rockstar WWA World Championships presented by Supra. With the US, New Zealand, Australia, and Japan being just a handful of the countries represented, the athletes have to reach deep into their bag of tricks in the face of new competitors. Looking to take a win for both self and country, each pro knows that they’ll have to take it to the next level for the Rockstar WWA World Championships.

Red Bull Elevation BMX – 8:30pm, 11:00pm ET/PT
The most progressive Dirt BMX contest ever held, Red Bull Elevation has pushed the sport like no other event. In 2005 Red Bull and BMX legend Jay Miron collaborated to create the most insane dirt jumping course ever seen in competition.  With multiple lines and even more jumps carved into the Whistler mountainside, Elevation is set on a down hill slope and always attracts the world’s very best. Past winners include Ryan Nyquist and Corey Bohan. This is the title that every rider holds dearest.

Nokia Air & Style 2006 – 8:30pm, 11:30pm ET/PT in Snow Pack
As part of the Ticket To Ride snowboard series, the Nokia Air and Style features a heavy weight line-up of super stars of snowboard, freestyle motocross, and three live music acts all taking place at the Olympic stadium in Munich, Germany.

O'Neill Evolution – 8:30pm, 11:30pm ET/PT in Snow Pack
As part of the Ticket To Ride snowboard series, 16 male and six female athletes compete in the 2007 O’Neill Evolution for TTR classification and a total of US$100,000 in prize money. Next to the invited pro riders and wild cards, rookies also have a chance to qualify for the big night final held at the Swiss “Jakobshorn,”

Billabong Girls Pro - 8:00pm, 11:00pm ET/PT in SurfSpot
The world’s best women surfers battle it out in Itacare, Brazil at the third stop of the ASP Women's World Championship Tour. On the hollow rides of Tiririca beach, the girls get to show off their skills in effort to climb in tour standing. With Australians Chelsea Hedges and Stephanie Gilmore tied in the first position going into the event, the Billabong Girls Pro is sure to have some of the best rides of the tour.

2007 Surfer Poll & Video Awards – 8:00pm, 11:00pm ET/PT
Considered the biggest night in the surf world, this year’s Surfer Poll & Video Awards features glitz, glamour and gobs of beautiful people. Watch as the top 10 male and top five female surfers in the world are ranked by the readers of Surfer Magazine, and find out who will take the number one spot this time. Then, sit back and watch as the best surf films of the last year are recognized and rewarded for their excellence.

Burton European Open 2007 – 8:30pm, 11:30pm ET/PT in Snow Pack
As part of the Ticket To Ride snowboard series and the biggest snowboard event in Europe, the Burton European Open is the ultimate freestyle snowboard contest featuring disciplines such as superpipe and slopestyle. The 8th annual European Open showcases 500 of the world's best riders.

Foster's ASP Men's World Tour '07 – Boost Mobile Pro, Trestles, CA – 8:00pm, 11:00pm ET/PT
The top 45 surfers in the world compete in the Boost Mobile Pro presented by Hurley at Trestles in California for the next stop of surfing's premier competitive circuit, the ASP World Tour. Australians Mick Fanning and Taj Burrow sit atop the overall ratings board, but former world champions Andy Irons and Kelly Slater are ready to make their move for the 2007 World Title.

Crans Montana Champs Open by Rip Curl – 8:30pm, 11:30pm ET/PT in Snow Pack
As part of the Ticket To Ride snowboard series, the 2007 Champs Open in Leysin, Switzerland is one of the oldest and most prestigious snowboard events in Europe. The event’s concept is based on a unique course combining all freestyle elements: big hips, a part of the superpipe and a quarterpipe.

The Great Ride Open – 8:00pm ET/PT                              
“The Great Ride Open” puts the FMX world center stage, taking the riders out of the competition and exhibition circuit and getting back to the roots of the sport – freeriding. The six episode series follows four top FMX riders - Ronnie Renner, Tommy Clowers, Drake McElroy and Matt Buyten – on a road trip. Traveling caravan-style they embark on a 2,000-plus mile journey searching for new riding arenas and visiting some of the more legendary ones. Audiences will experience the successes and failures of the journey while living the lifestyle with the athletes. Produced for FUEL TV by the acclaimed filmmakers from Teton Gravity Research, this series is captured entirely on film and high-definition video.

The Standard Snowboard Show – 8:00pm ET/PT                 
“The Standard Snowboard Show” is back for another season! Check out the some most progressive snowboarding ever seen with highlights from unique adventures including neck-deep powder heli boarding in Terrace B.C., the Superpark Build Off in Colorado and the Standard Films featured riders. This season also debuts a new format with special segments
that will run in each show. Travis Parker hosts Slam Extravaganza, which breaks down the best snowboard crashes and wrecks caught by Standard Films. Stoney Moments features a montage of unique snowboard and nature images mixed with the essence of the sport. Get ready for this winter with “The Standard Snowboard Show.”