Another Sport Is About to Get Its Own Channel

Aug 6, 2012  •  Post A Comment

Another sport will be getting its own channel within the next few weeks. From the founder of the Tennis Channel and the Ski Channel, next up is the Surf Channel, TheWrap.com reports.

The channel is the brainchild of Steve Bellamy, and is his third sports channel. The Surf Channel is set to launch in mid-September, opening with the iconic 1966 surfing documentary “The Endless Summer,” by filmmaker Bruce Brown.

Says the article, "The channel will launch to 20 million households via distribution deals with Comcast, Cox Communications, DirecTV, Dish, Filmon.com and YouTube, with which it has a preferred channel partnership. Further distribution deals will be announced in the near future."

In a statement, Bellamy said: “Surf, its lifestyle and environment, create an unparalleled canvas for a television network. The Surf Channel will be a sports channel, travel channel and lifestyle channel all in one. Viewers will go on the most expensive vacation of their lives, to the most remote and exotic destinations the planet has to offer. They will get to see some of the most incredible athletes pushing the human spirit and the boundaries of human capability to the furthest of limits.”

Brown also commented on the new channel, saying, "Giving tens of millions of people living room access to the sport and culture of surfing is something we have never had before. I stand with the rest of the surf ambassadors to do everything to help this channel be successful!"

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