Network’s website hosts contest and U.S. Olympic team announcement January 23, 2010.

LOS ANGELES, CA – FUEL TV, the only network dedicated to the lifestyle of action sports, will host the live HD webcast for the 2010 Sprint U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix finals on January 23, 2010. The webcast will run from 8:20pm ET/5:20pm PT to 10:45pm ET/7:45pm PT on FUEL TV’s web site www.fuel.tv/ussnowboarding. FUEL TV will feature both men’s and women’s halfpipe finals, awards and 2010 Vancouver Olympic team announcement. The webcast will also be available on MySpace at www.myspace.com/actionsports.

This is the fifth and final contest of the Sprint U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix. The U.S. Olympic halfpipe team up to four men and four women will be selected from results of the Grand Prix. Top pros Shaun White, Louie Vito, JJ Thomas, Danny Kass, Gretchen Bleiler, Kelly Clark and Hannah Teter will be among the athletes fighting for their shot at the Olympic dream.

“With Olympic team spots on the line, this final stop will be incredibly exciting,” says Gene Pao, FUEL TV Vice President of New Media and International Development. “We are thrilled to be offering the live webcast for this event to our audience. Last year, we produced a number of HD webcasts and are excited to continue bringing live content to our audience.”

“This is the biggest Grand Prix in the last four years and we’re very excited to have FUEL TV partner with us,” says Peter Glass, USSA Director – Sales, Marketing and Broadcast. “The live HD webcast FUEL TV is producing will bring the excitement of this final Grand Prix stop to snowboarding fans everywhere, as they get to watch riders earn their spot on the U.S. Olympic team as it happens.”

The webcast will be hosted by pro snowboarder and FUEL TV “Dew Underground” host Keir Dillon and pro snowboarder Rob Kingwell.

FUEL TV continues to provide entertaining and exciting content to the action sports community through various media formats, and it’s recently produced several HD quality webcasts, including the 2009 Billabong Pipeline Masters, 2009 Rip Curl Pro Search Portugal, 2009 Vans Downtown Showdown, the 2009 Maloof Money Cup, the 2009 Vans Pro-tec Pool Party, and the 2009 Tampa Pro and Tampa Am.

FUEL TV is also offering selected full-length episodes of its programming in HD Streaming on its web site. Viewers can watch HD versions of shows such as “The Adventures of Danny & The Dingo,” “Tracking Eero,” “The Standard Snowboard Show” and “Firsthand” using the same HD player as is used for the 2010 Snowboarding Grand Prix webcast.

Highlights of the Sprint U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix will also be featured on FUEL TV’s “The Weekly Update” news show.

Make sure to check out the FUEL TV webcast of the 2010 Sprint U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix on January 23, 2010 from 8:20pm ET/5:20pm PT to 10:45pm ET/7:45pm PT at www.fuel.tv/ussnowboarding or www.myspace.com/actionsports. If viewers miss the webcast on January 23, they’ll be able to watch it on a VOD basis. HD clips of the finals will also be available on the FUEL TV iTunes channel.

FUEL TV is the only 24/7 action sports lifestyle network for skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, BMX, freestyle motocross, and wakeboarding. A unit of Fox Cable Networks, FUEL TV was launched July 1, 2003 and is seen in 30 million U.S. homes. To subscribe to FUEL TV, call 877-4-FUEL-TV. For program times and other information, visit www.fuel.tv.