Broadcaster Dave is adding coverage of the Ultimate Strongman competition to its sporting line-up, with two two-hour specials airing exclusively in December.
The first ever Ultimate Strongman: World Championship, recorded live in front of a mass audience at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena, will air on 30th December with the channel also showing the Under-25 event, Ultimate Strongman: Next Generation, on 29th December.
Richard Watsham, director of commissioning for UKTV, said: “The inaugural Ultimate Strongman: World Championship is a great opportunity for us to shape a new kind of strongman event for television.
“It’s going to be a lively mix of sport and entertainment with high production values and an outstanding lineup of athletes. The perfect antidote to Christmas.”
David McConachie, executive producer for Ultimate Strongman Productions, added: “We’re very excited to be working with such a forward thinking broadcaster as Dave. These shows embrace a bold new format for strongman, which has always been such a strong genre on television.
“Big crowds, great lighting and effects plus the biggest stars in the sport will all create what we believe will be a fantastic experience for the viewer.”
Ultimate Strongman: Next Generation will air on Dave on Thursday 29th December with Ultimate Strongman: World Championship airing the following day.