FUEL TV Teams Up with Volcom for “True Conversation”
FUEL TV and Volcom have struck a distribution partnership to bring Volcom’s ‘TRUE CONVERSATION’ video podcast series to FUEL TV’s worldwide audience, it was announced today by Don Meek, Global Chief Content Officer at FUEL TV.
“When we first heard about ‘True Conversation’ from the team at Volcom we knew it was an initiative that would resonate with our global community of passionate action sports participants.” said Meek in making the announcement. “And while this series is focused on the experiences of BIPOC American athletes, musicians and artists in and around action sports, the subject of racial justice is universal, and a conversation that we want to be a part of around the world”
Hosted and executive produced by acclaimed rapper Anthony “Fat Tony” Obi, the goal of each episode is to share perspectives that are generally avoided in the mainstream culture. This is part of a bigger anti-racist effort and one step in creating a more inclusive environment around the things people love to do.
“It’s been great hosting ‘True Conversation,’ and I’m honored to have created the show with Volcom,” said Fat Tony. “My friends at Volcom fully got behind this, and it was incredible to have so many talented skaters, surfers, artists, actors, and more share their truth.”
Episode 1 of “True Conversation” will premiere this Friday 5 March as part of FUEL TV’s “FRESH@5” programming initiative, with each of the 7 subsequent episodes premiering on Fridays at 5pm. The series will also be available on FUEL TV+ the day after each premier. In the first episode Fat Tony discusses the experience of Black snowboarders in the industry with legendary guests Russell Winfield, Gabrielle Maiden and Selema Masekela.
“We’re stoked to see ‘True Conversation’ on FUEL TV” said Volcom’s Chief Marketing Officer Ryan Immegart. “It’s important to us to get this out to the world and we’re looking forward to being part of the conversation for a long time to come.’
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. With a strong presence on traditional pay television platforms, FUEL TV is also 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
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