Industry News 4/22/2015

B$Z: Monster Energy Supercross from Metlife Makes First Live Appearance on Fox

The penultimate race of the 2015 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, season airs live on FOX on Saturday, April 25 (3:00 PM ET / Noon PT), marking the first time the Feld Motor Sports-promoted and produced race from MetLife Stadium airs live on FOX broadcast network.

"A lot of racing series have explored opportunities to present their events in and around the highly coveted New York City market without much success," said Patrick Crakes, FOX Sports SVP of Programming, Research and Content Strategy. "Monster Energy Supercross, on the other hand, rolls into its second year at MetLife Stadium, opening with Media Day at iconic Grand Central Station, before racing Saturday afternoon at the Meadowlands. It provides us a great opportunity to highlight a sports property we are very bullish on to the largest audience possible."

Monster Energy Supercross on FOX 30-second promo:


"This is a milestone for Monster Energy Supercross, and to take place in the world's number-one media market in the country will showcase the brand and its elite field of riders on a platform such as FOX's broadcast network illustrates the rising popularity of the sport," said Ken Hudgens, COO, Feld Motor Sports.


Justin Kutcher hosts FOX Sports coverage, with veteran supercross broadcaster Ralph Sheheen providing play-by-play, Motorcycle Hall of Fame riders Jeff Emig and Ricky Carmichael offering insight and analysis and Jenny Taft reporting from the pits. Coverage from Media Day at Grand Central Terminal airs on FOX Sports 1's nightly program, AMERICA'S PREGAME, with post-race highlights on FOX SPORTS LIVE.


The FOX Sports/Feld Motor Sports broadcast arsenal offers a robust lineup of cameras covering the fast-moving, high-flying motorcycle series, including 14 manned cameras, counting two high-speed X-MO cameras, two robotic cameras, a jib, two point-of-view cameras and the award-winning Spidercam.


Anchoring a full day of motor sports on FOX, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race from Richmond airs Saturday night at 6:00 PM ET.


FOX Sports GO, the critically acclaimed app that provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content at home or on the go, now is available in 70 million households and offers live streaming of all Monster Energy Supercross races, including Saturday's race from MetLife Stadium. Customers of participating video providers may access the live stream of the race through the FOX Sports GO app for iOS, Android, Fire Tablets and Fire Phones, Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, select Windows devices, and on desktops through  Fans can download the mobile app for free from the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Amazon App Store and Windows Store.


Following the race at MetLife Stadium, the season finale airs live from Las Vegas' Sam Boyd Stadium on FOX Sports 1 on Saturday, May 2 (10:00 PM ET). For more information on Monster Energy Supercross, please visit and follow on @SupercrossLIVE, @FOXSports and #SXonFOX on Twitter.


During the 2015 Monster Energy Supercross season, FOX Sports 1 televises 12 races live and FOX Sports 2 televises three races live. Each race includes a next-day re-air on FOX Sports 1.


As a precursor to the live television, don't forget to catch all of the pre-race coverage with Supercross Race Day Live presented by AMSOIL, which streams on from 12:50 PM to 4:30 PM local race time each Saturday during the season. Practice, qualifying, behind the scenes features and key rider interviews are highlighted on the Supercross Race Day Live presented by AMSOIL webcast.