Extreme Sports Channel adds “Mantracker,” “Fantasy Factory”

Chello Zone's Extreme Sports Channel will air Canadian non-fiction series Mantracker and MTV's Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory (pictured) across EMEA this spring.
June 6, 2011

Chello Zone’s Extreme Sports Channel will air Canadian reality series Mantracker and MTV’s Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory across EMEA this spring.

The acquisitions are part of Exteme Sports Channel’s efforts to add factual entertainment shows to partner with its action sports events and contests programming, a move to attract sports and non-sports fan alike.

The latest seasons of Mantracker, series four to six, have been licensed from Kelen Content. The series follows two contestants who try to reach their end location before they’re tracked by expert Terry Grant, the “mantracker.”

Passion Distribution has sold series three of Fantasy Factory to Chello Zone. The series follows skate legend Rob Dyrdek and company as they create the world’s first all-concrete indoor skate plaza.

Tim MacMullen, GM of Extreme Sports Channel, said:Mantracker and Fantasy Factory are superb series showcasing two very different lifestyles, and highlight the diversity and quality of our programming slate that viewers have come to expect from the leader in extreme sports TV.”

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