FUNCHAL, 31 January 2007 – After the recent success of the 2006 FIM Motocross World Championship season, with 702 hours of television coverage broadcasted worldwide, and 590 million spectators over the year, Youthstream welcomes a new partner in the Motocross broadcasting: America One Television Network.
America One Television Network has recently inked a two year deal to broadcast the breathtaking FIM Motocross World Championship series. For each Grand Prix, MX1 and MX2 second Motos will be aired delayed by America One and its partners, whereas the 2007 and 2008 FIM Motocross of Nations will be aired live for three hours.
With the first Motocross Grand Prix of 2007 scheduled for the 1st of April at Valkenswaard, and the Motocross of Nations to be held at Budds Creek, on America One’s home soil, there is no better start for this new partnership.
This new important alliance will give the many American fans the chance to watch the FIM Motocross series.
Team America won the FIM Motocross of Nations at Matterley Basin last year
“FIM is the highest level of Motocross racing in the world, and we are proud to be its America television partner,” said Preston Bornman, EVP of America One Television. “This year’s finale – Motocross of Nations on September 23 – will take place in the U.S and really bring home the excitement of this great series.”
“It’s another important step for Motocross to become more well-known throughout the World. Now the American fans can follow the FIM Motocross World Championship slightly delayed on the second Tuesday evening after every Grand Prix during a programme of two hours, and the Motocross of Nations live with a programme of three hours”, Youthstream’s President Giuseppe Luongo was happy about this first step into American television, “I would like to thank America One for their trust in Youthstream and believing in our spectacular sport.”
"Congratulations to all who made this important deal possible", said Wolfgang Srb, President of the Motocross Commission of the FIM. "I am happy for the US fans who have now a chance to watch the best Motocross series in the world on a regular basis".
“It’s great to see the global impact of FIM championship motocross expanding and making inroads in the US market,” said Bill Amick, the American delegate to the FIM Motocross Commission and US consultant for Youthstream,“ and having live coverage of the Motocross of Nations will be great for fans who can’t attend the event in person.”
Moreover, three American riders will race in the 15 rounds of the FIM World Championship: Sean Hamblin, Mike Brown and Ryan Mills. They will surely leave their mark on the Championship, and make their home fans excited race by race.
America One Sports is a full-service syndication and distribution network that provides individual market placements for quality sports programming. America One has been distributing quality sports and entertainment programming for over 10 years.
America One’s distribution channels include local broadcast television stations and station groups, regional sports networks, and international sports networks. America One Sports has places programming in over 150 countries and over 70 million US households!
America One and America One Sports are owned by USFR Media Group in Houston, Texas.