UKTV’s Dave channel is extending its existing relationship with Red Bull Media and renewed Red Bull X-Fighters for a sixth season and Red Bull Cliff Diving for a second season. 6 episodes have been ordered for the sixth season of Red Bull X-Fighters, while 8 episodes have been ordered for the second season of Red Bull Cliff Diving. The channel has also announced that they will air a 5 episode companion series to the Red Bull Soapbox Race, which will then lead into live coverage presented by sports presenter Ed Leigh and Radio1 DJ Alice Levine. of the race in London on Sunday July 14th Alexandra Palace.
The Red Bull Soapbox Race is a major international event that has been wowing huge crowds around the world for the past 12 years. Teams of amateur racers design and build their own gravity-powered soapbox vehicles and race them against the clock in an extreme downhill battle in front of thousands of fans. Dave’s 5 episode companion series will offer an interesting insight into some of the engineering marvels and crazy concepts entered by teams from across the UK. That series will be stripped across one week on Dave from Monday July 8th at 8pm.
“This is an exciting extension to our partnership with Red Bull and we are sure that these new adrenaline-fuelled series will continue to entertain the Dave audience, said Steve North, General Manager of Dave. “Airing Red Bull Soapbox live on the channel is another step to introducing Dave’s viewers to its relevant and reactive brand personality.”
While Julie Swanston, UKTV’s Commissioning Editor, added: “Adding The Red Bull Soapbox to our Dave slate is a brilliant way to expand the channel’s relationship with Red Bull following the success of Cliff Diving and X-Fighters. It really fits into the partnership and makes sense to air the series as it happens so the viewers can get a slice of the action.”