Exclusive Red Bull Action Sports Programming Premieres on YouTube Channels

SANTA MONICA, CA – January 17, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Today four new original episodic series, including “Livin’ Louie Vito,” “Bobby’s Life,” “Chasing Summer” and “Who is J.O.B. 2.0,” make their debut on “The Red Bull Channel” on YouTube (www.youtube.com/redbull) at 10 a.m. PT and will be followed by nine others in the coming months. Each series will chronicle the competition and daily lives of the world’s best action sports athletes including urban mountain biker and YouTube celebrity, Danny MacAskill, snowboarding pro Louie Vito, action sports phenom Travis Pastrana, big wave surfer Jamie O’Brien and professional skateboarder, Ryan Sheckler.

The exclusive programming can be found on The Red Bull Channel on YouTube under “Featured Playlists” by title, with new 6 to 15 minute episodes airing consistently throughout the year. Additionally, the Red Bull Channel will also be a destination for previously aired episodes of popular series beginning with the first episode of “Drake’s Passage” today, which is a six-episode original travel series that will continue to air every Thursday at 10 a.m. PST that showcases iconic cities around the world through the eyes of freestyle motocross legend, Drake McElroy.

For tune-in reminders for new episodes and updates on new series premieres, viewers can subscribe to The Red Bull Channel or follow the series’ cast members on Twitter.

Red Bull Channel programming set to premiere this winter and spring includes:

  • “Livin’ Louie Vito” follows professional snowboarder and action sports celebrity Louie Vito as he competes in all of 2012’s major tour stops including the Olympic Trials, X Games and Dew Tour.
    •  Tune In: January 17 Watch Episode 1
    •  18 episodes, airing every other Wednesday at 10 a.m. PST
    •  @louievito
  • “Bobby’s Life” goes deep into the snow with skier Bobby Brown, ESPY nominee for best male action sports athlete and multiple gold medalist at Winter X Games, from the back country to competing at X Games, where he leads a new generation of freestyle skiing.
    • Tune In: January 17Watch Episode 1
    • 18 episodes, airing every Monday at 10 a.m. PST
    • @Bobby_Brown1
  • “Who is J.O.B. 2.0” is an online episodic sequel to the DVD film “Who is J.O.B.” which will use innovative camera systems and techniques to capture pro surfer Jamie O’Brien in a way it’s never been seen before.
    • Tune In: January 17Watch Episode 1
    • 18 episodes, airing every other Friday at 10 a.m. PST
    • @whoisjob
  • “Chasing Summer”examines Kendall Norman, a six-time Baja 1000 champion, and his racing partner, Quinn Cody, as they travel the rugged terrain between San Diego and Baja with only a backpack and a few pesos, in their quest to clear their minds before racing the 2011 Baja 1000.
    • Tune In: January 17  Watch Episode 1
    • 12 episodes, airing every every other Tuesday at 10 a.m. PST
    • @Kendall_Norman
  • “Title in Development: Ryan Sheckler” will be a 20-episode series featuring pro skateboarder and celebrity, Ryan Sheckler.
    • Release date: February
    • @RyanSheckler
  • “Title in Development: Travis Pastrana” follows super athlete (and super human) Travis Pastrana as he works to reclaim his status as Mr. Action Sports following the injury he sustained at X Games 17, including getting back into rally car racing, NASCAR, and motorcycles and also his return to the Nitro Circus live tour and premiere of Nitro 3D in theaters.
    • Release date: March
    • @TravisPastrana
  • “Wizard of Aus” showcases Australian native and one of the world’s top BMX riders, Corey Bohan, as he mingles in the Hollywood scene, travels the world with his friends and rides in his sport’s top competitions.
    • Release date: March
    • @Corey_Bohan

Red Bull Media House is a global media company that produces and distributes compelling sports, culture and lifestyle programming across multiple platforms. To date, nearly 300 million views have been generated from Red Bull content, making Red Bull Media House one of the top 5 content producers on YouTube in Sports globally.


SOURCE: Red Bull Media House