Outside Television, America’s only television network for people who share a deep passion for the active, adventure lifestyle, and Red Bull Media House have announced a major expansion of their ongoing programming partnership that will see Red Bull Media House provide five more original series, as well as feature documentaries starring “The Supersonic Man” – Felix Baumgartner – to Outside’s primetime schedule. The new agreement expands upon a prior partnership begun in 2012.
Red Bull Media House has become a cornerstone program supplier for Outside Television, bringing the new independent channel (available in 30 million US cable homes) four exclusive original series and several primetime features to anchor the weekly “Outside Film Festival.” The pair are now returning with an exclusive agreement for 45 hours of original shows, including entirely new seasons of two originals, adding three new programs, and expanding into documentary production surrounding the first anniversary of Felix Baumgartner’s Red Bull Stratos leap from near space.
The five exclusive original series coming to Outside Television from Red Bull Media House are “The Art of Flight TV Series” and the “Where the Trail Ends TV Series,” both based on popular adventure feature films; “Xtreme Collxtion,” a weekly action and extreme sports magazine program; “Ultimate Rush 2,” scripted by Pulitzer Prize nominee Stephen Schiff; and the return of “eXplorers – Adventures of the Century,” which profiles extraordinary people in their quest for the ultimate adventure.
The documentary features included in the arrangement are: “Mission to the Edge of Space: The Inside Story of Red Bull Stratos,” which offers behind-the-scenes footage and interviews for an exclusive backstory of the event; the new documentary called “The Felix Baumgartner Story,” which serves up a full portrait of the record-breaking BASE jumper conquering his many other spectacular challenges, such as the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro; and another new documentary, “Felix Baumgartner: The Cave,” about Baumgartner’s successful BASE jump into Croatia’s Mamet Cave.