PARIS--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Eurosport, leading international sports media group, announced today an agreement with its new stakeholder, Discovery Communications, that will bring its flagship Eurosport TV channel to U.S. viewers for the first time in its 24-year history.
“said Bob Scanlon, general manager of Velocity.”
From September 28, a new Saturday afternoon programming block "Eurosport
on Velocity" featuring motorsports highlights will air from 1-3 PM
ET/PT, with encore presentations airing every Sunday morning on
Discovery’s Velocity channel, the first U.S. cable network targeting an
upscale male audience.
Eurosport Group CEO, Jean-Thierry Augustin, comments, "This is the first programming agreement with Discovery since our partnership was forged end of 2012. It's a great example of the powerful synergies and opportunities we can create together. For the first time in Eurosport's history, American viewers will have a sight of our channel's expert sports TV production and best-in-class commentary. We're delighted our TV channel's initial programming steps into the U.S. will be on our stakeholder's channel, Velocity."
"Eurosport on Velocity" is one more way we are strengthening Velocity's connection with our target audience," said Bob Scanlon, general manager of Velocity. "As the only home for Eurosport in the U.S., Velocity is delivering unique programming that no other U.S.-based network can offer to viewers. We're excited to be the American flagship for such a well-established, high-quality brand like Eurosport and look forward to working with the Eurosport team."
From September 28 to December 2013, “Eurosport on Velocity” introduces four motorsport series to U.S. audiences. The FIA European Rally Championship, managed and promoted by Eurosport Events, the Group’s expert division in sports event management, the British Superbike Championship, the Silk Way Rally and the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge.
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