We received this press release today regarding TV coverage for the Aus-X Open. It's on CBS Sports Net here in the U.S. on Sunday! Check it out.
The AUS-X Open kicks off at Qudos Bank Arena on November 12-13 and supercross, freestyle motocross, and action sports fans alike are set for a monstrous weekend of armchair action with the AUS-X Open announcing a deal with multiple networks to broadcast the entire event, live to viewers across the globe.
FOX SPORTS Australia, FOX SPORTS Asia, Sky New Zealand & Motor Trend on Demand (North America) will broadcast LIVE, every Heat, Semi, LCQ (Last Chance Qualifier), and Final in both the SX1 and SX2 categories along with the FMX Best Trick and Best Whip contests, along with the all new USA vs AUS feature race.
[Note: Motor Trend On Demand, by the way is a pay service. You can pay $4.99 a month for starters, but we do see an offer for a 30-day trial...]
The announcement of live AUS-X Open TV coverage will be bolstered by replay shows to be aired on 7mate in Australia and CBS Sports North America.
“These broadcast partnerships will allow us to showcase the spectacle that is the AUS-X Open, live to the biggest markets on the planet,” stated Event Director Adam Bailey.
“The ability to broadcast every session live around Australia, Asia, and North America is a massive win for the AUS-X Open and fans of the event, who will be able to cheer on their heroes with family and friends; at home, around the BBQ, down at the local pub or even streaming live through mobile devices."
The largest action sports competition in the Southern Hemisphere, the AUS-X Open, will also play host to the final two rounds of the Australian Supercross Championship for 2016, fans are set to witness what is arguably the largest line up of international and domestic talent that Australian Supercross has ever seen.
With four-time World Supercross Champion, Ryan Villopoto, announcing he’ll compete exclusively at the AUS-X Open in 2016, racing his very first and only supercross race since retiring in 2014, fans were already set to experience a once in a lifetime supercross event.
In the FMX category Kiwi Levi Sherwood will take on arch-rivals Tom Pages (2013 World Champion), Clinton Moore (2015 World Champion), and Jackson Strong (2016 X Games Gold Medallist), who will all attempt their very best, most difficult trick, in a bid to capture the 2016 Best-Trick AUS-X Open victory.
The AUS-X Open Best Trick contest is the richest freestyle motocross contest in the Southern Hemisphere, with a record-breaking $120,000 prize pool up for grabs.
After capturing and broadcasting some astonishing content of the event in 2015, the AUS-X Open is extremely excited to continue a partnership with the revolutionary camera brand, 360fly again in 2016.
360fly are the official point of view camera for the 2016 AUS-X Open, and after capturing some astonishing content from the event in 2015, they return with Chad Reed as their leading ambassador.
The AUS-X Open is the largest and most prestigious action sports event in the Southern Hemisphere. An international supercross exclusive will run alongside the FMX Best Trick competition, creating an absolutely unmissable experience that the whole family can enjoy.