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Original Programming Special: The 2018 GoPro Mountain Games
Celebrating Adventure Sports and the Mountain Lifestyle
WESTPORT, CT (Sept. 5, 2018) — Outside TV, the official content-production partner of the 2018 GoPro Mountain Games, is proud to unveil an original programming special chronicling the action from the best all-around mountain experience available anywhere in the world: the GoPro Mountain Games. The special will air in its entirety on Sept. 4, premiering at 8 p.m. EST, exclusively on both their broadcast network Outside TV and streaming app, Outside TV Features.
Each year, more than 3,500 pro and amateur adventure athletes sign up and converge upon the mountains and rivers of Vail, Colorado to compete in 11 disciplines in more than 30 competitions including kayaking, running, slackline, DockDogs, trail running, mountain and road cycling, climbing, photography and more. More than 80,000 spectators also attend and enjoy the spectacular entertainment, free concerts, art and expos throughout the event.
Outside TV, the leader in adventure sports and outdoor videos, and the GoPro Mountain Games are natural partners. With this alliance, Outside TV is able to authentically showcase this celebration of mountain culture to a national audience. The special, hosted by Chris Davenport and Amy Purdy, includes in-depth interviews from the Outside TV studio in Vail Village with the biggest personalities of the Mountain Games. From the individual sports and competitions to the various athlete story lines, along with all the family fun, adventures and enthusiasm captured in between, this special on the GoPro Mountain Games is a must-watch whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or not.
“Our continued partnership with Vail Valley Foundation and GoPro Mountain Games thrives on capturing the most compelling story lines from the country’s largest celebration of adventure sports. Naturally, producing original programming for the GoPro Mountain Games was an organic fit, and it’s a relationship we want to continue to expand on into the future.” says Rob Faris, SVP of programming at Outside TV.
“The GoPro Mountain Games continues to stand firmly at the forefront of adventure sports and mountain lifestyle. Outside TV compliments the non-stop action in Vail with a tightly produced TV Program which spins together storytelling, athlete perspectives & highlights to give the viewer a glimpse into the expansive Mountain Games event.” says Dave Dressman, vice-president of sales and sponsorship for the Vail Valley Foundation, the Vail-based nonprofit organization that has hosted the event for the past 10 years. “This is a marriage of like-minded brands; Outside TV has a deep understanding of outdoor lifestyle and the talent to tell the story in a captivating way. The end result is a program that puts the magic of the Mountain Games on full display.”
The 2019 GoPro Mountain Games return to Vail June 6-9. More information is available at www.summer.mountaingames.com.
Sept. 4 – on Outside TV Features
Sept. 4, 8 p.m. EST on Outside TV (broadcast network)
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