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Extreme Sports Channel leaps for more “Dudesons”

As part of its move into factual entertainment programming, Chello Zone's Extreme Sports Channel has acquired further titles starring Finnish stunt daredevils and pranksters The Dudesons (pictured).
July 13, 2011

As part of its move into factual entertainment programming, Chello Zone’s Extreme Sports Channel has acquired further titles starring Finnish stunt daredevils and pranksters <i>The Dudesons</i> (pictured).

The acquisitions from Target Entertainment include The Dudesons Movie (1 x 90 minutes) for Extreme Sports Channel’s French, UK, pan-European and Polish feeds; The Dudesons series three (8 x 30 minutes) for the French feed, and The Dudesons series four (8 x 30mins) for the UK feed. All of the titles will begin airing in August.

The Dudesons are four Finnish stuntmen – Jukka, Jarno, Jarppi and HP – whose antics include playing darts with each other as targets and battling with cars, robots and wrecking balls. The first season os the series was licensed to Extreme Sports Channel in 2010.

To complement The Dudesons, Chello Zone has also acquired The Men Who Jump off Buildings (1 x 60 minutes) from Target Entertainment. The one-off follows base jumpers as they launch themselves off famous UK landmarks and will air on Extreme Sports Channel’s Polish feed in October.

Tim MacMullen, general manager of Extreme Sports Channel, said, “The Dudesons are true heroes of our time and they embrace the high octane stunt action that Extreme Sports Channel loves to celebrate. The new series and one-off movie will make viewers laugh, cry, wince and cross their legs in discomfort – just don’t try it at home!”

 

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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