New Blood Sweat & Gears TV series offers Great Opportunities for British Off Road Motorsport

From: Red Church Productions
Published: Tue Jul 14 2009

Extreme Sports Channel, now in its 10th year of broadcasting, has focused in on the UK motocross, supermoto and enduro scenes with Blood Sweat & Gears, a new series produced by Red Church Productions.

The show features up-to-date race action from prestigious series such as the AMCA Wulfsport British Masters MX, British Supermoto Championships, WOR British Off Road Premiership Enduro and special events.

"We are delighted to throw the spotlight on the fantastic race action happening in the UK and we couldn't have asked for a better partner in Extreme Sports Channel" said Ian Dewhirst, Producer of Blood Sweat & Gears.

Extreme Sports Channel is the number one TV destination for extreme sports fans. Broadcast in the UK on Sky and Virgin TV, it reaches over 9 million homes. Blood Sweat & Gears airs every Saturday at 1pm and 8pm.

"Iím very pleased to offer our viewers in the UK and Ireland even more high-adrenaline, highly-skilled sports action in the form of Blood, Sweat & Gears", says Tim MacMullen, Acquisitions Manager for Extreme Sports Channel. "The UK motocross scene is vibrant and growing and itís great to be working with Red Church to bring Blood, Sweat & Gears to both existing fans and attract a new audience to the races. Itís a fantastic addition to our line-up of essential extreme sports programming."

The Blood Sweat & Gears TV series has the support of many in the motocross, supermoto and enduro industry:

Steve Island, Promotor of WOR Events stated "We are very pleased to be working with Blood Sweat & Gears and having our races and challenges filmed by the superb team BSG have on board. The main aim for WOR Events is to take the quality XC and Enduro racing that we provide and get it out there to the masses - with the superb TV production from BSG we now have a suitable vehicle in which to do this."

Ken Winstanley Race Director, British Masters MX "This is a great opportunity for both young and established riders to build their profiles on a national stage and add value for their teams, supporters and sponsors".

David Dearden, Director, British Supermoto Championship "We see TV as a vital component to help grow our spectacular sport in the UK and with the focus on the riders themselves - this helps everyone raise the awareness of the commercial opportunities available as well as the excitement and thrills of the sport itself".

Paul Minihane, presenter and co-producer, 26 year motocross veteran stated: "I am really excited to be presenting British offroad motocycling to a large audience from grass roots right up to pro level, showing people what goes on behind the scenes, the dedication of the riders and detailing how people can get involved in the sport themselves"

In addition to broadcast on Sky and Virgin Media each episode is also available via, and iTunes as a video podcast.

Blood Sweat & Gears airs every Saturday at 1pm and 8pm on Extreme Sports Channel (Sky 419, Virgin 527, UPC Ireland 422).

About Extreme Sports Channel
Extreme Sports Channel is the world's first television channel totally dedicated to action sports and the lifestyle that accompanies them.

The channel showcases non-stop action from surfing to skateboarding, snowboarding to BMX, and motocross to mountain biking, and also provides a home for innovative sports such as pro video gaming.† Extreme Sports Channel launched in 1999 and is now available in 55 territories across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. It broadcasts in 11 languages, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to 23.5 million subscribers. Extreme Sports Channel is part of Chello Zone, a Liberty Global, Inc. company.

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Ian Dewhirst
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