We are delighted to announce that six 1 hour episodes of a new television program called ‘The Paintball Show’ have been commissioned.
The show will be broadcast on BskyB (Sky Digital and Freesat) and available in 11m homes in the UK and Ireland alone and broadcast to another 34 countries across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. Simultaneous to the TV broadcast, the show will be available globally via a streamed broadcast on the internet and thereafter via ‘Video On Demand’.
The show will be a ‘magazine’ style format with a main presenter and 3 guest pundits each week filmed from a specially constructed brand new studio in High Definition and filmed before a live audience.
Regular features will include weekly paintball news bulletins from The Ford Report News Studio, The Catshack 90 second round up of events in North America, product reviews and tests, paintball company profiles, team and player features, live studio guests from the paintball industry, playing tips and advice from top international players, event reports, lively studio discussion and much more crammed into each 1 hour episode.
The episodes will run weekly for six weeks. If the show is a success, a second series will immediately be commissioned and the additional broadcast platform of FreeView will be added taking the show from being available in 11 million households to 25 million households in the UK alone (98% of the population).
Filming will take place in August with the show broadcast during September and October 2012.
“This is a big opportunity for paintball in the UK and further afield. The opportunity to have a regular weekly television show beamed into every household, every hotel and every bar in the UK and Ireland and shown in a further 34 countries as well as the internet is an enormously exciting prospect for everyone involved in the game. It’s a hugely ambitious project but there is no reason why paintball should not be ambitious and go for it. So we have.”
Tim Barnett, Shoreline Paintball – Creators of The Paintball Show
A bit about the show…..
For British TV audiences, they will recognise The Paintball Show as being a cross between Match of the Day, The One Show and The Big Breakfast. A mixture of high energy informal fun with audience participation and also informed and in depth debate between key personalities from the international paintball community.
There will be lots of regular features covering the key paintball topics as well as some irreverent observations on topics that effect the paintball community. Contributing guests will come from all areas of paintball including top players, manufacturers, distributors, tournament and scenario organisers and grass roots teams and players from across the world.
The live audience will be made up of paintball players and teams who will be invited to come along to the filming of the show and stay overnight near the studio and enjoy hospitality from The Paintball Show. It promises to be a lot of fun!
Whilst The Paintball Show will in the first series be a predominantly British TV Show, there will be plenty to keep international viewers from any of the 34 countries that can receive the show interested. Many of the guests will be global paintball figures and news features will specifically look at all regions of the world. Of course, product reviews and interviews are relevant no matter where you may be watching the show from.