Fuel TV is extending its coverage further into Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The channel, based around the lifestyle of action sports, has secured a place on Eutelsat’s Eurobird 9A (9 degrees East) where it will be distributed as part of the Kabelkiosk platform.
Fuel TV is a unit of Fox Cable Networks, which began in 2003 as the only network in the United States to cover the lifestyle and culture around the action sports of skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, BMX, motocross, and wakeboarding. This extends to the participants, emerging musicians and celebrities through original series, specials, short form content, films and event coverage.
Fuel TV’s Portuguese distributor Fluid Youth Culture (FYC) is leading the new distribution push. “We successfully launched FUEL TV in Portugal and have been up and running here for more than a year now,” says Fernando Figueiredo, founder of FYC and the general manager of Fuel TV EMEA. “When we launched the network almost seven years ago, it was always our plan to capitalise on the global reach of action sports and to grow our network to address that reach, adds CJ Olivares, Fuel TV’s general manager and executive vice president.
Fuel TV is available to 30 million households in the United States, Australia and Portugal.