Industry News 6/4/2008

FUEL TV Announces June Programming Highlights

FUEL TV Announces June Programming Highlights
June kicks off summer with biggest events and the television premiere of Birdhouse Skateboards’ anticipated sequel of “The End.”

FUEL TV, the only network dedicated to the lifestyle of action sports, announces its June programming highlights.


Monday 6/2/2008
2008 Vans Cup at Tahoe: Show 2 – 8:00pm ET/PT
Both the men and women increase the level of talent in this year's superpipe competition. The world’s top riders push their limits in challenging conditions. Featuring: two-time Olympic Silver Medalist Danny Kass, Olympian Andy Finch, Louie Vito, and Olympian Elena Hight.

Wednesday 6/4/2008
Red Bull X-Fighters 2007 – Madrid – 8:00pm ET/PT in Moto Mix
The Red Bull X-Fighters comes to a climax with the final FMX showdown in Madrid's Las Ventas Arena, where the contest has the longest history. Since 2002 X-Fighters has become the world’s best freestyle competition, with 23,000 enthusiastic fans in the sold-out public terraces. Featuring: X Games Gold Medalist Travis Pastrana, Mat Rebeaud, and Dany Torres.

Monday 6/9/2008
Blue Carpet Special – Bra Boys – 8:00pm ET/PT
This FUEL TV Blue Carpet Special offers an exclusive look into one of the most intriguing stories to hit the surfing world. “The Bra Boys” is a documentary about a group of brothers who surfed and defended their Sydney beachside suburb of Maroubra. The Bra Boys were a notorious surf gang that got caught up in violence that touched the very heart of the surf community. This true story is about brotherhood and freedom, where blood is thicker than water.

Monday 6/16/2008
King of Wake World Cup Series 08 - 2008 Wake Games: Orlando, FL – 8:00pm ET/PT
A unique team-style professional and amateur competition in which the top 10 pro riders in the King of Wake World Cup standings serve as captains and draft a 10-person team. Team members not only go for the win in their respective divisions, they also contribute points to a team score. The team with the best overall score takes home the title.

Monday 6/16/2008
Trilogy – 9:30pm ET/PT in Insane Cinema
Respected surf filmmaker Taylor Steele showcases three of the greatest surfers of all time – three-time World Champion Andy Irons, Taj Burrow, and Joel "Parko" Parkinson - bringing the audience a rare insight into their lives and extraordinary surfing skills.

Friday 6/20/2008
The Beginning – 8:00pm ET/PT in Skate @ 8
More than a decade after the release of “The End,” Birdhouse Skateboards comes full circle with “The Beginning.” Filmed on location at secret spots, hideaways and hubbas the world over, “The Beginning” features the talents of the legendary Tony Hawk, X Games Gold Medalist Shaun White, Steve Nesser, Brian Sumner, Matt Ball, Willy Santos and Jeremy Klein. The show also features skaters from the Birdhouse amateur team, such as Jon Dickson and Sean Eaton. Footage has been logged from across the globe; Dubai, Australia, Japan and Peru are just a few of the locations the team has been shredding these past few years. Watch as “The Beginning” ushers in a whole new era of skateboarding.

Monday 6/23/2008
Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach – 8:00pm ET/PT
Watch every moment of the world’s most prestigious and longest running professional surfing event, The Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach, in stunning clarity as we follow both the women’s and men’s battles for “The Bell.” The show will feature action and personal interviews with the world’s best male and female surfers including Kelly Slater, Mick Fanning, Andy Irons, Taj Burrows, Stephanie Gilmore, Layne Beachley and many more.

Friday 6/27/2008
FUEL TV’s Skate Arabia – 8:00pm ET/PT in Skate @ 8
Take an in-depth look at the emerging skateboarding scene in the United Arab Emirates. Follow local Emirian skateboarders from the UAE's three largest cities, Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi, and see what it's like to pursue skateboarding in the slowly emerging scene in the Middle East.

Saturday 6/28/2008
Check 1, 2 – Matt Costa – 10:00pm PT/1:00am ET in Unprotected Sets
Singer/songwriter Matt Costa performs before a packed crowd at the Glass House in Pomona, CA, and tells of his journey from skater to rock troubadour.

Monday 6/30/2008
Blue Carpet Special – Twitch: Hood Rich – 8:00pm ET/PT
This documentary on freestyle motocross pro Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg offers an in-depth look at how he lives, rides, and what he could possibly die from. It’s all about big cash, women, and the rush of riding FMX for a living.  For those who can’t, “Twitch” does.

Monday, 6/30/2008
FUEL TV‘s Dew Underground: Baltimore - 8:30pm ET/PT
“FUEL TV’s Dew Underground” digs beneath the surface and goes beyond the competition to showcase the emerging artists, musicians and cultural provocateurs from each host city on the AST Dew Tour this summer.