Extreme Sports Channel orders BMX series

The Chello Zone-owned sporting channel has ordered its third original series: Silent Revolution, a show that follows a group of BMX bikers as they compete in meets across Europe.
July 25, 2012

UK net Extreme Sports Channel (ESC) has commissioned a docu-series that follows a group of BMX riders from around the world as they compete in races across Europe.

Entitled Silent Revolution, the 13 x 60-minutes series is produced and distributed by Blood Sweat and Gears Ltd. and will premiere on the Chello Zone-owned network on August 20, also broadcasting on channel feeds in EMEA, France and Poland.

The series is the channel’s third original commission. “This latest series encapsulates exactly what the channel is about. The show features jaw-dropping race action and inspiring endeavours, whilst also giving our viewers exclusive and unrivalled access into the lifestyles and training regimes of these amazing athletes,” said ESC general manager Tim MacMullen.

Previous ESC commissions include Motorbike Diaries – Mad in the Med, about two novice adventurers who travel 7,000 miles through 15 countries and three continents in 16 days; and Quest for the Backflip, about a man’s personal journey to achieve his dream of nailing a back-flip trick on his BMX bike. The show premieres on the channel this month.

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