REDWOOD CITY, Calif., March 21, 2006- Motocross fans will be able to watch the 2006 FIM Motocross World Championship and the 2006 FIM Supermoto World Championship live and on-demand exclusively on The Moto Channel on MediaZone (http://moto.mediazone.com).
Live action begins April 2 with the Grand Prix of Flanders, direct from Zolder at 10:00 GMT/6:00 EDT and will continue with every race throughout the 2006 series.
Building on the success of the 2005 season, Youthstream expands its relationship with MediaZone, to provide complete live motocross and supermoto online coverage. Fans worldwide can tune in to live racing with English commentary via high-quality streams, or watch streams or downloads at their leisure with pause and rewind capabilities just hours after each race. The Moto Channel is offered in multiple languages to cater to different audiences around the world.
"By working with MediaZone, we can enable motocross and supermoto fans to stay connected to their favorite sport anywhere in the world. Our partnership with MediaZone was a great success last season, and we're excited to extend the relationship for many years to come," said Mr. Giuseppe Luongo, Youthstream's President.
For the annual subscription price of $49.99, racing fans can watch over 100 hours of live and on demand racing. This special introductory price for The Moto Channel is available until May 1. The subscription offers viewers of the live races from the 2006 FIM Motocross and Supermoto World Championships, archives from the 2005 season, plus full 52 minute highlight shows of every 2005 race. The Moto Channel is devoted to serving world-class motorcycle programming to fans around the globe.
"We're delighted to expand our relationship with Youthstream," said Resa Lee, Director of Content, MediaZone. "It's great to work with such a reputable, well-established organization like Youthstream to take these premier-level international motorcycle races to new audiences through our online broadcasting network."
The 2006 Motocross series includes 16 races, beginning with the Grand Prix of Flanders and wrapping up on September 24 with the Motocross of Nations at Matterley Basin in Great Britain. The 2006 Supermoto series runs from April 30 to November 5, comprised of 8 regular races plus the Supermoto of Nations in Belfast, Ireland on October 1. All events are available via The Moto Channel on MediaZone.