Los Angeles (Oct. 19, 2011)  FOX Sports Networks (FSN) and Championship Bull Riding (CBR) have a reached an exclusive agreement for a new primetime TV series that will present 13 events from the Cinch CBR Tour to a nationwide audience starting in 2012.  


FSN, which reaches more than 85 million homes through more than two dozen owned and affiliated networks, will begin televising the ninety minute series next May for 13 consecutive Sundays. 


Said Wes Bruce CEO of Championship Bull Riding: “CBR is extremely excited to be joining Fox Sports Net’s great programming line-up in 2012. The strength of FSN will allow CBR to reach a much larger audience than ever before and showcase our great riders and animals on a major sports network”.

“We are thrilled to bring bull riding back to FSN,” said Josh Oakley, Director of Acquisitions for FSN. “Wes has built the CBR around gifted athletes and rabid fans who truly love the sport. That combination is a perfect fit for our Sunday night line-up next summer.”

This agreement with CBR marks the return of professional bull riding to FSN, which last showcased the sport in 2008.

About CBR
Led by bull riding icon, Tuff Hedeman, Championship Bull Riding, Inc. (CBR) is a nationwide, professional bull riding organization.  The CINCH CBR Tour events are a live two hour adrenaline rush and collectively create 26 weeks of gripping television.  Combined with its subsidiary tour, the Horizon Series, CBR will visit over 70 venues throughout the United States reaching more than 350,000 fans in live attendance this year.  CBR is the home of THE REAL COWBOY SPORT™ - the best bull riders and bulls in the world.  We are committed to the riders, the fans, corporate sponsors, and all those involved in the professional bull riding industry.  For more information on CBR, please visit or call us today at 817.626.BULL (2855).


About FOX Sports Networks (FSN)

FSN is the nation’s leading provider of local sports. Through its 19 owned-and-operated regional networks, FSN serves as the TV home to more than half of all MLB, NHL, and NBA teams. FSN’s nationwide roster of regional sports networks includes FOX Sports Arizona, FOX Sports Carolinas, FOX Sports Detroit, FOX Sports Florida, FOX Sports Houston, FOX Sports Indiana, FOX Sports Kansas City, FOX Sports Midwest, FOX Sports North, FOX Sports Ohio, FOX Sports Oklahoma, FOX Sports South, FOX Sports Southwest, FOX Sports Tennessee, FOX Sports West, FOX Sports Wisconsin, PRIME Ticket, SportSouth, and Sun Sports. FSN produces over 5,000 live local events each year, featuring the hometown teams of the MLB, NBA, and NHL, as well as national college football and basketball telecasts showcasing the Pac-12, Big 12, Conference USA, SEC, and ACC.