Industry News 3/4/2008

FUEL TV Announces March Programming Highlights

FUEL TV Announces March Programming Highlights
New Season of “Firsthand” debuts on FUEL TV for Spring

LOS ANGELES, CA - FUEL TV, the only network dedicated to the lifestyle of action sports, launches the second season of “Firsthand” on Sunday, March 30, beginning at 8:00pm ET/PT. FUEL TV’s original series Firsthand brings you up close and personal with the daily lives of today’s top action sports athletes.

SPRING season Launches
Sunday 3/30/2008
Firsthand – 8:00pm ET, 11:00pm ET
Follow along as today’s top action sports athletes span the globe in search of untracked powder, concrete bowls, and perfect waves. This all-new season of Firsthand features such action sports icons as skate legends Rodney Mullen and Mike Vallely, 2007 World Champion Surfer Mick Fanning, two-time World Longboard Surf Champion Joel Tudor, freeskier Kristi Leskinen, BMX pros Fuzzy Hall and Alistair Whitton, and wakeboard legend Scott Byerly.

Monday 3/10/2008
Check 1,2: The Bravery - 8:00pm ET, 11:00pm ET
The Bravery delivers an intimate, spirited and unique performance to showcase their post punk influenced dance rock.

Monday 3/10/2008
Xcel Pro 2007 – 8:30pm ET, 11:30pm ET

The Xcel Pro is the first pro surf contest of the 2007 winter season. It’s the precursor to the upcoming Triple Crown and a place where local pros, WCT veterans, and international competitors can get ready for the contests to come. Held at the world famous surf break Sunset Beach, this year's final was one of the most exciting in the event’s history, so don't miss it.

Sunday 3/23/2008
Tropical Punch – 9:00pm ET, 12:00am ET
Check out all of the highlights from the Billabong Pro Tahiti:  Bruce Irons' MEGA wipeout, interviews with the competitors, and a whole lot more of the action at one of the world’s heaviest breaks, Teahupoo. Beyond the contest catch the comp-trials, free surfing, and madness revolving the event.

Monday 3/24/2008
Monster Energy Pipeline Pro '08 – 8:00pm ET, 11:00pm ET
The Monster Energy Pipeline Pro is a WQS (World Qualifying Series) event attracting many surfers trying to make their name at the famed Pipeline as well as surfers who know the wave intimately. Taking place in late January, this event traditionally has some of the beast waves of the winter and is considered the competition that the true pipe specialists show up for.

Friday 3/28/2008
Flip Feast West Coast Tour – 8:00pm ET, 11:00pm ET (in Skate @ 8)

The Flip Feast West Coast Tour brings together some of the gnarliest skateboarders on planet Earth for a 10 day road trip along the West Coast. Check out the amazing talent of Geoff Rowley, Mark Appleyard, Arto Saari, Lance Mountain, Rune Glifberg, David Gonzalez, Luan De Oliviera, Curren Caples, and Louie Lopez, as thousands of kids travel up to 15 hours to see this amazing road show. Watch the Flip riders rip, destroy and terrorize skateparks and street spots along the West Coast.

Monday 3/31/2008
2007 VTCS: Reef Pro Haleiwa – 8:00pm ET, 11:00pm ET
Kauai boy Roy Powers battles Joel Parkinson, Bede Durbidge and local favorite Sean Moody in macking winter conditions at Haleiwa. Also watch local girl, Haleiwa's own Megan Abubo and her amazing performance in front of all her family and friends.

FUEL TV is the action sports lifestyle network for skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, BMX, freestyle motocross, and wakeboarding. A unit of Fox Cable Networks, FUEL TV was launched July 1, 2003 and is seen in 24 million U.S. homes. To subscribe to FUEL TV, call 877-4-FUEL-TV. For program times and other information, visit