LOS ANGELES, CA — FUEL TV, the action sports and lifestyle network, is pleased to announce the launch of Friday Production’s new series “Snowboard Diaries” airing Tuesday nights at 8:00 pm ET/PT, beginning December 30, 2008. The five-part series stars the best snowboarders in the world including 2007/08 Swatch TTR World Champion Kevin Pearce, X Games Gold Medalist Torstein Horgmo, Eero Ettala, Pat Moore, Jake Blauvelt, Hampus Mosesson, Mikel Bang, Mads Johnson, and others. Each episode fuses the basic human value of “the struggle” with the sport of professional snowboarding, thus making a connection with snowboarders and non-snowboarders alike.

Filmed throughout the 2007/2008 snow season, Friday Productions had unique access to snowboarding’s most talented riders as they spent the winter living out their lives competing in contests, filming their video parts, and riding epic backcountry terrain. Friday captured all the highs, lows, drama, despair, and triumphs to create “Snowboard Diaries.”

“We’re very excited about premiering ‘Snowboard Diaries’ on FUEL TV,” says Shon Tomlin, FUEL TV Vice President, Programming and Development. “The producers of the series have consistently brought us great snowboard programming. Director Greg Martin has a keen eye for, and an understanding of the sport. I think viewers will be impressed with both the stories of each of these riders and the amazing footage that was captured throughout the season.”

“‘Snowboard Diaries’ promises to be a unique observation into the lives of some of snowboarding’s most compelling characters,” says Sandy Stevenson, Producer, Friday Productions. “Expect some surprises in these shows!”

“We were lucky to work with such a dedicated and fun group of riders, it almost made the production seem easy,” says Greg Martin, Director, Friday Productions. “With this series we had the chance to film from a Paramotor [a powered paraglider] and ended up with some sensational results. We captured some amazing images not yet seen in snowboard filming.”

This is the third series that FUEL TV and Friday Productions have partnered on. Friday Productions also produced the hit snowboarding series “Terje’s Season Pass” and “The Sorsa Project” and both air regularly on FUEL TV.

“Snowboard Diaries” will premiere on FUEL TV on Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 8:00 pm ET/PT and new episodes will debut over the next four Tuesday nights. The show will continue to air on FUEL TV throughout the winter.

If you don’t get FUEL TV, you will be able to watch “Snowboard Diaries” online for free on www.hulu.com or you can download it from the iTunes store for $1.99 each episode.