If Red Bull gives you wings then Outside Television will be flying high for at least 45 more hours.
Outside TV — born of active-lifestyle magazine Outside — and Red Bull Media House have expanded their programming partnership for 45 more hours of original shows in the form of five new series and feature documentaries that will be rolled out within the next few weeks.
The two adventure houses inked their first deal in June 2012 when the energy drink company supplied four exclusive series and other primetime features for the independent channel’s weekly “Outside Film Festival.”
On the heels of the one-year anniversary of Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner’s record-breaking leap from space, the net will air three new documentaries focused on Baumgartner and his daredevil stunts. “Mission to the Edge of Space,” a behind-the-scenes look at Baumgartner’s Red Bull Stratos mission and the undisclosed challenges he overcame, premiers in January 2014.
The cabler’s new half-hour shows include “The Art of Flight TV Series,” a seven-part series based on the movie of the same name that follows Travis Rice and his crew of aerial acrobatics. The six-episoder “Where the Trail Ends TV Series,” on the other hand, documents freeride mountain bikers Darren Berrecloth, Cameron Zink, Kurtis Sorge and others in their search for new terrain. The final new program, “Xtreme Collxtion,” is an anthology series covering various extreme sports and the extraordinary personalities behind them.
Meanwhile, “Ultimate Rush 2” and “eXplorers – Adventures of the Century” will return for a second season.