Fox Sports and Red Bull Media House announced that more than 30 hours of Red Bull Global Sports Series programming will be coming to their FS1 channel and the FOX family of networks in 2016.
The move is on the heels of 2015 viewership records including a 23 per cent year-over-year viewership increase for all telecasts across the FOX family of networks — and was viewed in total by more than eight-million people, making it the most-watched year ever for the properties. FS1 experienced a 15 per cent viewership increase for all episode premieres, while Red Bull Cliff Diving saw the greatest viewership increase among all the sports, up +52 per cent over 2014.
At unique venues, with aggressive numbers of camera views/POV, specific sports for the series events include:
Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship, an ice-skating, ice cross downhill series in its 16th year, featuring up to 20 cameras including POV, Cineflex and Cable/Fly cams.
Red Bull Air Race World Championship, the world’s only sanctioned air race, in its 9th season, featuring up to 25 cameras, including in-plane POVs.
Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series, created in 2009 and part of the FINA World Aquatics Championship, with 10 cameras.
Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour, in its 16th season, is described as the most prestigious Freestyle Motocross (FMX) series in the world, with up to 25 unique perspectives, including Cineflex, Cable/Fly, Highspeed and POV cameras.
The season starts tomorrow (23 January) with Red Bull Crashed Ice from Munich, Germany, on FS1.