FUEL TV EXPANDS LIVE PROGRAMMING WITH AMA MOTOCROSS COVERAGE
Partners with Alli Sports and MX Sports Pro Racing to Telecast Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship Events
LOS ANGELES, CA – FUEL TV, Alli Sports, and MX Sports Pro Racing announce an agreement for FUEL TV to air the first two races on the world-renowned, 12-stop Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship circuit live. In addition to the 24 hours of live event programming, FUEL TV also airs an hour-long season preview and 14 one-hour recap shows.
FUEL TV showcases the first 250 Class and 450 Class motocross races each Saturday of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, beginning with the Hangtown Motocross Classic in Sacramento, California, on May 21. Additionally, FUEL TV airs a one-hour highlight show each Thursday, as well as a season preview, mid-season summary, and post-season wrap-up shows.
"This expansion of our relationship with Alli Sports and MX Sports enables FUEL TV to continue our commitment to deliver high-quality coverage of motocross," says CJ Olivares, FUEL TV GM. "FUEL TV currently brings fans an inside look into this grueling sport through our popular docu-series 'The Moto: Inside The Outdoors,' and now viewers will also have the chance to follow the races live each weekend."
"We are thrilled to be moving our long-standing relationship with FUEL TV, which began with the Dew Tour in 2005, into another venue," says Wade Martin, Alli Sports CEO "This is a great opportunity to expand the audience for motocross racing."
"This is another huge step forward for American motocross, something our athletes and race fans have waited a long time for," says Davey Coombs, VP of MX Sports Pro Racing. "The opportunity to enjoy live television coverage of each of our 12 championship rounds, as well as, a weekly highlight program is going to make this a fantastic summer for motocross fans."
Additional Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship coverage is available on FUEL TV's sister network, SPEED, as well as NBC Sports, which broadcasts the final two motocross races from each location.
Following is a complete calendar for the 2011 AMA Motocross Championship:
Saturday, May 21 Hangtown Motocross Classic Sacramento, CA
Saturday, May 28 Freestone Raceway Wortham, TX
Saturday, June 11 High Point Raceway Mt. Morris, PA
Saturday, June 18 Budds Creek Motocross Mechanicsville, MD
Saturday, June 25 Thunder Valley Motocross Lakewood, CO
Saturday, July 2 RedBud Buchanan, MI
Saturday, July 16 Spring Creek Motocross Millville, MN
Saturday, July 23 Washougal MX Park Washougal, WA
Saturday, August 13 Unadilla New Berlin, NY
Saturday, August 27 Southwick National Southwick, MA
Saturday, September 3 Steel City Raceway Delmont, PA
Saturday, September 10 Pala Raceway Pala, CA
For detailed schedules for individual Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship events, please visit www.fuel.tv
FUEL TV is the only cable and satellite television network that features the exciting world of adrenaline and thrill-seeking sports and the stories that surround them. This new generation of sports provides a rich landscape of some of the most vibrant and action-packed television entertainment in the world. See why young adrenaline sports fans call FUEL TV the channel they never turn off. FUEL TV, part of FOX Sports Media Group, was launched July 1, 2003 and is seen in more than 30 million U.S. homes and can be accessed by broadband, mobile devices and other digital platforms such as iTunes®. FUEL TV programming is available in more than 50 countries around the world with 24/7 channels operating in Australia and Europe. To subscribe to FUEL TV, call 877-4-FUEL-TV. For program times and other information, visit www.fuel.tv.
FOX Sports Media Group
FOX Sports Media Group (FSMG) is the umbrella entity representing News Corporation's wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets under Chairman & CEO David Hill. Built with brands that are capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, FSMG includes ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing partnerships. FSMG now includes FOX Sports, the sports television arm of the FOX Broadcasting Company; Fox's 19 regional sports networks, their affiliated regional web sites and FSN national programming; SPEED and SPEED2; Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Soccer Plus; FUEL TV; and Fox College Sports. In addition, FSMG also includes FOX Sports Interactive Media, which comprises FOXSports.com on MSN, whatifsports.com and scout.com, reaching over 20 million unique visitors monthly. Also included are Fox's interests in joint-venture businesses FOX Deportes, Big Ten Network and STATS, LLC, as well as licensing agreements that establish the FOX Sports Radio Network, FOX Sports Skybox restaurants and FOX Sports Grills.
Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports
Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports, is a global business that encompasses national and international action sports tours and events, multimedia production, and a consumer-facing lifestyle brand. The Alliance includes: the Dew Tour, Winter Dew Tour, Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, King of Wake series, and the Gatorade Free Flow Tour. Alli Productions, which creates original content, produces and presents content with partners and distributes Alli content through a variety of channels. Alli is owned by NBC Sports and MTV Networks. More information can be found at www.Allisports.com.
MX Sports Pro Racing
MX Sports Pro Racing manages and produces the world’s most prestigious motocross series - the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship. An industry leader in off road powersport production and management, its mission is to raise awareness of motocross racing through the production of professional championship racing events nationwide. Through its various racing properties, partnerships and affiliates, MX Sports Pro Racing fields more than 60,000 action sports athletes each year and attracts millions of active fans, spectators and enthusiasts. For more information, please visit www.mxsportsproracing.com.
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