Watersports World/Hot Water
Content and Broadcast times

Waterskiing - World Cup Rnd 2, pt 2 of 2 (Men), Russia
Sailing - America's Cup UBS Trophy (pt 2 of 3), USA
Surfing - Rip Curl Pro Preview, France
Surfing - Profile Elise Garrigue
Aquabiking - Pharmabag Last Wave Jumping, Brazil

The all-new Waterski World Cup was a smash in Russia with 30,000 fans cheering on the athletes. This week we have the top men, including joint slalom world record holder Jamie Beauchesne, world jump champ Freddy Krueger, and six time US trick champ Russel Gay. It doesn't get much better...

The new World Tour takes in France, Russia, Britain, China and Qatar, and the aim is to bring the world's best waterski and wakeboard stars to big downtown crowds, and a wide international TV audience. We've good graphics to explain the technicalities, with commentary by Des Burke-Kennedy and Digby Fox.

We're also continuing the UBS Trophy coverage, where the two America's Cup big hitters, Alinghi and BMW Oracle, slug it out in Newport USA. Commentary is by Richard Simmonds, Gary Jobson and Dawn Riley.

And finally, a preview of surfing's Rip Curl Pro and a profile of the gorgeous surf model Elise Garrigue. ey, talent will out, as they say...

Sky Sports (UK, Ireland):

Weds 8th Sept, midnight, Sky Sports Xtra
Thurs 9th Sept, 1:30am, Sky Sports 3
Thurs 9th Sept, 8am, Sky Sports 2
Sun 12th Sept, 6am, Sky Sports 2

ESPN-Star (Asia, Far East):
screened as Hot Water

09/21/04 TUE 16:00 17:00
09/22/04 WED 06:00 07:00
09/22/04 WED 11:00 12:00
09/24/04 FRI 03:00 04:00

STAR Taiwan
09/21/04 TUE 16:00 17:00
09/22/04 WED 06:00 07:00
09/22/04 WED 11:00 12:00
09/24/04 FRI 03:00 04:00

STAR India
09/22/04 WED 16:30 17:30
09/23/04 THU 04:30 05:30

STAR Southeast Asia
09/23/04 THU 18:00 18:59
09/24/04 FRI 05:00 06:00
09/24/04 FRI 12:00 13:00

12A = STAR Asia - China, South Korea, Taiwan, North Korea, Myanmar, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea
13A = STAR India - Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bhutan, Bangladesh
21A = STAR Southeast Asia - Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Vietnam, Brunei, Macau, Mongolia
24A = STAR Taiwan

Mnet Supersport International/CSN (Africa):

20-SEP-2004 20:00 21:00 SS1
21-SEP-2004 01:00 02:00 CSN Repeat
21-SEP-2004 01:00 02:00 SS1 Repeat
23-SEP-2004 09:00 10:00 SS1 Repeat

SuperSport 1 and 2 are digital channels
CSN is analogue
SS1, SS2 = South Africa, Tanzania, Ghana, Kenya, Zambia, Uganda, Nigeria, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkino Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep., Commores, Congo, Congo (Dem Rep. Of), Corporate Africa, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Gineau, Giuinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda, Sao Tome, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, St Helena Island, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

check local schedules for

Foxsports Australia
Foxsports South America
Foxsports Middle East
Foxsports Eastern Europe
Sky Sports Italy


These times are supplied by broadcasters but they can change at the last minute. Check local listings.

Watersports World/Hot Water has an estimated total viewership of 5 million, according to Sponsorship Intelligence.

[Sponsorship Intelligence, part of the Zenith Media Group, is an independent media evaluation company working mainly for event sponsors. Clients include Manchester United, Network Q Rally and Dorna.]

We accept broadcast quality footage for the show, as VNRs or edited material (please email for technical specs), and we budget, quote for, and film commissions from event organisers around the world, at extremely competitive rates (again, please email Digby at this address for a quote).