Ski Channel to launch next year
Yes, for everyone who has been waiting for a network devoted to nothing but skiiing (I'm one to talk; if I had The Tennis Channel I'd watch it 24/7), this is your lucky day. Or, to be more exact, some day in 2008 will be your lucky day.
That's when The Ski Channel launches. It's a new network devoted to, um, skiiing. I can't tell if it's going to be a regular network or something else, because it is described as a "network with distribution on video-on-demand and multimedia platforms." OK.
I was wondering how they'll fill the time with just skiiing, but they have that covered. From the article:
The network will focus on sports including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, biking, camping, climbing, cross-country skiing, rock climbing, backpacking, orienteering, kayaking and caving as well as numerous off-slope activities. The majority of the content is original and will consist of entertainment, reality, news, destination, travel, real estate, equipment, instruction and magazine shows as well as professional mountain sport events.
So they're going to focus on all the sports you can do on a mountain AND "off-slope activities?" Maybe they should just call it ESPN.
Update: a reader writes in and tells us that this channel will be a Video-On-Demand channel.