LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–FUEL TV (www.fuel.tv), Fox Sports Media Group’s dynamic entertainment and sports network for young males, announces the live, HD telecast of the Maloof Money Cup New York presented by Vans, the world’s greatest skateboarding event. In addition to the U.S., the network’s multi-day coverage brings the Maloof Money Cup to millions of households around the world through FUEL TV’s affiliates in Australia, Europe and Africa.
“This is the second year that FUEL TV has partnered with the Maloof Money Cup to bring the most exciting skateboard contest to millions of viewers live as it unfolds”
FUEL TV televises the New York contest live from Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens on Saturday, June 4 from 4:00PM to 6:30PM ET and Sunday, June 5 from 4:00PM to 6:00PM ET. The live TV coverage allows skateboarding fans around the world to watch in real time as a who’s who of the best pro skaters, such as Andrew Reynolds, Geoff Rowley, Greg Lutzka, and Dennis Busenitz, compete for the first prize of $160,000, one of the richest purses in skateboarding. FUEL TV also telecasts the Maloof Money Cup event from Washington, D.C. Labor Day weekend, September 3-4.
“We’re excited to bring the Maloof Money Cup back to a worldwide audience through FUEL TV,” says Joe Maloof, Maloof Money Cup founder and owner of the NBA’s Sacramento Kings and the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. “The FUEL TV team knows skateboarding and did an amazing job capturing all the drama and action of the contests last year. Viewers will once again be treated to some of the most exciting skateboarding ever seen. The new head-to-head format this year has skaters battling it out like never before. The excitement and intensity is going to be absolutely incredible for the fans at the contest and those watching at home.”
“This is the second year that FUEL TV has partnered with the Maloof Money Cup to bring the most exciting skateboard contest to millions of viewers live as it unfolds,” says Scott Paridon, FUEL TV VP, Production and Development. “Last year, the world watched live as an epic battle went down between Chris Cole and Nyjah Huston. It was one of the most unbelievable moments in a skateboarding contest. With the unique head-to-head jam format and the best skateboarders in the world battling for an unprecedented prize purse, we’re sure more amazing things will happen during this year’s Maloof Money Cups.”
The live New York telecast features host Pat Parnell (FUEL TV’s The Daily Habit Host and NBC Olympic commentator), Ryan Clements (SPoTlight Productions, Skatepark of Tampa GM, longtime announcer and skateboarding event organizer) and Chris Nieratko (longtime skateboard journalist and owner of NJ Skateshop).
In addition to the live TV coverage, Fox Sports Net airs one-hour Maloof Money Cup programming featuring event highlights and exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews on Thursday, June 16 at 11:00pm ET (check local listings). The highlights show also air on FUEL TV.
The New York contest has skateboarders battling it out on the pro skater-designed street course that was built for the contest last year and left as a permanent skate park for the community.
For more information on the full broadcast schedule and webcast information, log on to www.fuel.tv/maloofmoneycup.
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 27 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.
The Maloof Money Cup
Maloof Skateboarding (www.maloofskateboarding.com) produces the Maloof Money Cup. Presented by Vans, the Maloof Money Cup is the world’s greatest skateboarding event and the premiere showcase for amateur and professional skateboarding. In 2011, the Maloof Money Cup hosts three U.S. contests, returning to Queens, NY June 4-5 and Orange County, Calif. plus a new host city, Washington, D.C., on Labor Day weekend, September 3-4. In addition to the U.S. contests, the Maloof Money Cup expands internationally this year with the first ever Maloof Money Cup World Skateboarding Championships in Kimberley, South Africa, September 30 – Oct 2. Join our online community to share the competition experience with a global audience and be the first to know about exciting upcoming MMC announcements. Go to www.maloofmoneycup.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter: @MaloofMoneyCup.
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