“ON PACE WITH PASTRANA” AND OTHER ORIGINAL SERIES FROM THE RED BULL ACTION SPORTS CHANNEL PREMIERE THIS MONTH ON YOUTUBE
Santa Monica, Calif. – This April, four new original episodic series, including “On Pace with Pastrana,” “Positively Kai,” “Wizard of Aus,” and “Behind Bars” make their debut on “The Red Bull Channel” on YouTube (www.youtube.com/redbull). Each series will chronicle the competition and daily lives of the world’s best action sports athletes including the highly-anticipated April 2 debut of action sports legend Travis Pastrana’s original 20-episode series called “On Pace with Pastrana,” which will go live every other Monday at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET.
“The premise of the show is about Travis Pastrana’s life and his transition to being a married man and into NASCAR, and the struggles that come with that,” explains Andy Bell, one of Pastrana’s best friends and series producers. “We're going to show the guy that nobody ever has seen before; totally raw, really funny and amazingly dorky. This is absolutely the real Travis Pastrana."
Since launching the original programming on The Red Bull Channel on YouTube in January 2012, the channel’s subscription rates have climbed 40% since this time last year. In February, the Red Bull Channel generated 20,000,000 views, with an average of 42,000 views per episode on the original series programming.
The exclusive programming developed as part of the YouTube original channels rollout can be found on The Red Bull Channel under “Featured Playlists” by title, with new 6 to 15 minute episodes airing consistently throughout the year. Additionally, the Red Bull Channel is also a destination for previously aired episodes of popular series including “Drake’s Passage,” and popular television sports magazine, “Momentum,” with the first episode airing on April 17.
For tune-in reminders for new episodes and updates on new series premieres, viewers can subscribe to The Red Bull Channel or follow the series’ cast members on Twitter.Red Bull Channel programming set to premiere in April includes:
“On Pace with Pastrana” follows super athlete (and super human) Travis Pastrana as he works to reclaim his status as Mr. Action Sports following the injury he sustained at X Games 17, including getting back into rally car racing, NASCAR, and motorcycles and also his return to the Nitro Circus live tour and premiere of Nitro Circus 3D.Tune In: April 220 episodes, airing every other Monday at 10 a.m. PST @TravisPastrana
“Positively Kai” takes viewers to the tropics where 19 year-old Maui resident and surfing phenomenon explores what really can be done on a board – in the water, with a sail and in the air.Tune In: April 418 episodes, airing every other Wednesday at 10 a.m. PST @Kai_Lenny
“Wizard of Aus” showcases Australian native and one of the world’s top BMX riders, Corey Bohan, as he mingles in the Hollywood scene, travels the world with his friends and rides in his sport’s top competitions.Tune In: April 1812 episodes, airing every two weeks on Wednesday at 10 a.m. PST @Corey_Bohan
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