FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 12th, 2015
NBC SPORTS GROUP TO PRESENT MORE THAN 10 HOURS OF DEW TOUR LOS ANGELES COVERAGE ACROSS NBC, NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA AND DEWTOUR.COM
Coverage of Dew Tour Los Angeles Begins Friday at 7 p.m. ET on DewTour.com
First All-Skateboarding Event Descends on Downtown Los Angeles
Live Coverage of Street and Vert Skateboarding Competitions From Ace Hotel
Stamford, Conn. – August 12, 2015 – NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 2015 Dew Tour continues Friday at 7 p.m. ET on DewTour.com, when the Dew Tour hits the streets of Los Angeles for three days of skateboarding-only competition. Featuring a strong collection of the world’s best skateboard athletes, NBC Sports Group will present more than six hours of coverage across DewTour.com, and four hours of coverage on NBC and NBC Sports Live Extra, beginning August 30 at 12:30 p.m. ET.
Friday’s coverage on DewTour.com will feature skateboard vert, returning for a record 11th consecutive year at the Dew Tour. Five-time Dew Tour Skateboard Vert Champion Pierre-Luc Gagnon will look to defend his 2014 title against all-star veterans Bob Burnquist, Bucky Lasek and Andy McDonald, as well as a strong collection of young talent including Alex Perelson.
The action continues Saturday at 7 p.m. ET on DewTour.com, with Dew Tour Los Angeles’ skateboard street competition. Mountain Dew athletes Paul Rodriguez, Trevor Colden and Sean Malto lead an impressive roster of athletes that also includes 2014 Dew Tour Champion Louie Lopez.
The epic weekend will culminate with the Dew Tour’s skateboard streetstyle competition at 4 p.m. ET on DewTour.com. Dew Tour Chicago winner Curren Caples looks to cap off an incredible summer with a second streetstyle victory of the season, but will be challenged by two-time streetstyle champion Ryan Sheckler, as well as 2014 Dew Tour Brooklyn winner Trevor Colden.
NBC and NBC Sports Live Extra will present Dew Tour Los Angeles in four one-hour specials airing on Sunday, August 30, at 12:30 p.m. ET (Skateboard Street Final), Saturday, September 5, at 1:30 p.m. ET (Skateboard Streetstyle Final), Saturday, September 12, at 3 p.m. ET (Skateboard Vert Final), and Sunday, October 4, at 1:30 p.m. ET (Best of Dew Tour Los Angeles). DewTour.com, the Dew Tour’s dedicated 24/7 digital platform, will stream live competitions and bring consumers exclusive Dew Tour action, interviews and behind-the-scenes access on desktops, mobile device and tablets.
For the first time ever, the Dew Tour will focus exclusively on the sport, lifestyle, art, music and culture of skateboarding. Centered around the Ace Hotel, Dew Tour Los Angeles will feature competitions in street, vert and the popular streetstyle discipline created by the Dew Tour three years ago. The 2015 streetstyle competition will take place in downtown Los Angeles on Broadway Street between Temple Street and 1st Street.
DEW TOUR LOS ANGELES BROADCAST AND LIVE STREAM SCHEDULE
|Friday, Aug. 14||7 p.m.||Skateboard Vert Final||DewTour.com|
|Saturday, Aug. 15||7 p.m.||Skateboard Street Final||Dew Tour.com|
|Sunday, Aug. 16||4 p.m.||Skateboard Streetstyle Final||DewTour.com|
|Sunday, Aug. 30||12:30 p.m.||Skateboard Street Final||NBC / NBC Sports LiveExtra|
|Saturday, Sept. 5||1:30 p.m.||Skateboard Streetstyle Final||NBC / NBC Sports LiveExtra|
|Saturday, Sept. 12||3 p.m.||Skateboard Vert Final||NBC / NBC Sports LiveExtra|
|Sunday, Oct. 4||1:30 p.m.||Best of Dew Tour Los Angeles||NBC / NBC Sports LiveExtra|
*All times listed are ET
ABOUT DEW TOUR
The Dew Tour consists of three marquee events, featuring disciplines across BMX, skateboard, freeski and snowboard (superpipe and slopestyle). Dew Tour events are premium action sports and lifestyle festivals combining the best in competitions along with the Dew Tour Experience, live music performances and lifestyle showcases. The Dew Tour is broadcast on NBC, and streamed live on DewTour.com and NBC Sports Live Extra. The Dew Tour is also distributed domestically on Universal HD and Comcast SportsNet, and internationally on TVA, Fox Sports Australia, Extreme Sports Channel, ProSieben, DR and Sky TV. Dew Tour partners include Mountain Dew (tour title sponsor), Paul Mitchell, Bud Light, SQUATCH Snack Sticks, Sony Mobile Communications, Verizon Wireless, Airwalk, MIKE AND IKE® Candy and U.S. Army. More information can be found at www.DewTour.com.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–