AMA Pro Racing and CBS Sports Network announce television agreement to showcase GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing
April 24, 2013
The following is an industry press release...
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April
23, 2013) - CBS Sports Network and AMA Pro Racing, in conjunction with
Chet Burks Productions, announced today a television agreement to showcase
GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing as part of the Network's CBS Sports
Spectacular series. CBS Sports Network will air flag-to-flag race coverage of
the premier National Guard SuperBike and GoPro Daytona SportBike classes
through the 2014 season. Programming begins Saturday, June 1 (2:30 p.m.
ET) with a 30-minute preview show before live coverage of the Subway SuperBike
Doubleheader at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis. (3:00 p.m. ET).
GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road
Racing telecasts are produced by Chet Burks Productions, long-time partner of
AMA Pro Racing programs. The initial telecasts will be presented in
afternoon weekend time slots, with several events airing live. In
addition, encore broadcasts and an all-new 30-minute weekend preview show will
air on CBS Sports Network.
Leading up to race weekends, the
30-minute preview shows will get fans up to speed with on-site coverage of
qualifying sessions, highlights from previous rounds, as well as vignettes on
the history of the sport and the technical aspects of motorcycle road racing.
Hosted by a panel of industry experts, the show will provide insider insight on
the latest paddock news, as well as interviews with riders and celebrity
"We're excited to add AMA
Pro to our CBS Sports Spectacular lineup," said Dan Weinberg, Senior Vice
President, Programming, CBS Sports Network. "GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road
Racing is a high octane, action-packed sport featuring some of the world's best
motorcycle racers and is a great addition to our live programming this summer."
"We are incredibly proud of
this television package and excited to begin our new relationship with CBS
Sports Network," said David Atlas, Managing Board Member of AMA Pro
Racing. "Through the live action and in-depth features, we will present
fans with the most intense immersion into our unique and exciting racing that
the sport has ever seen."
"This agreement is the
result of a tremendous amount of time and commitment from AMA Pro and is a
significant step for motorcycle racing in America," said Chet Burks, President
of Chet Burks Productions. "We look forward to producing an exciting
television experience for CBS Sports Network viewers."
CBS Sports Network is available
across the country through local cable, video and telco providers and via
satellite on DirecTV Channel 613 and Dish Network Channel 158. For more
information, and to access the CBS Sports Network channel finder, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com.