FUEL TV Strikes Distribution Deal with Freeride World Tour
FUEL TV and Freeride World Tour have struck an innovative new distribution partnership that will see the upcoming FWT events in Andorra and Austria air live on FUEL TV worldwide, it was announced today by Don Meek, Global Chief Content Officer at FUEL TV.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Freeride World Tour to the global home of action sports” said Meek in making the announcement. “These events represent the pinnacle of Big Mountain Freeride competition—both skiing and snowboarding– and will be among the first live events to air on FUEL TV this year.”
The first event of the 2021 season will take place at Ordino Arcalis in Andorra with a “weather window” of 20-26 February, while the second event will be held at Fieberbrunn, Austria between 6-12 March.
Originally founded in Verbier, Switzerland as “ Xtreme Verbier” in 1996, Freeride World Tour today showcases the skill, courage and creativity of the world’s best big mountain freeriders who compete for the world championship and more than $100,000 in prize money that is paid out equally between disciplines and genders.
“The current global situation gives our 2021 season a special twist.” said Nicolas Hale-Woods, Freeride World Tour CEO. “Our riders are keen to get back on snow and our destination and industry partners are fully supporting us. We will, no doubt, once again be inspired by the continued progression of the athletes, and to bring Freeride World Tour to FUEL TV’s global audience is a major step forward as we continue to build on our success.”
About FUEL TV
Founded in 2003, FUEL TV is the global home of action sports on television. Available in more than 100 countries around the world, FUEL TV is the only channel focused exclusively on the sports, culture and lifestyles of Surfing, Skateboarding, Snowboarding, Free Skiing, BMX and MTB, and the art, music and fashion that define them. FUEL TV is available as a Free Advertising-supported Streaming Television (FAsST) channel in key territories, and as a global premium Subscription Video-on-Demand (SVOD) service called FUEL TV+ . Headquartered in Lisbon, Portugal, FUEL TV has offices in Los Angeles, Miami, São Paulo, Beijing and Melbourne. For more visit www.fuel.tv
FWT Management SA, based in Verbier-Switzerland, has been organizing world- class sports events in mountain resorts and regions since 1996. Founder of “Verbier Xtreme” the iconic freeride skiing & snowboarding event, FWT Management SA, in 2008, took this stand-alone event and created a series of international freeride competitions totaling over 160 events around the globe for professional, amateur and junior riders and over 5’500 licensed riders.
FWT Management SA is the exclusive owner and organizer of the following Series: Freeride World Tour (FWT), Freeride World Qualifier (FWQ), Freeride Junior Tour (FJT), Freeride Junior World Championship (FJWC) and a Freeride Skiing Team Competition (Skiers Cup) with events taking place in Europe, North America, South America, Asia and Oceania. For more visit www.freerideworldtour.com