Abu Dhabi Television Network launches extreme sports channel

Middle East-based broadcaster, Abu Dhabi Media (ADM), in collaboration with the global media and sports management group, IMG, launched an extreme sports channel, EDGE Sport HD, which will be available to Abu Dhabi TV subscribers on OSN’s channel 627.

The channel, which will air actions from sports such as skateboarding, surfing and kiteboarding, will be the first English-language channel on the Abu Dhabi Television Network. The network already includes coverage of the Arabian Gulf League, the 2016 European Championship qualifying tournament and WWE programmes, among other events.

“We are focused on engaging the audience through unique programming and revolutionary content. In line with this, we are adding EDGE Sports HD to our television network which is focused on hosting the highest profile events,” said Abdul Hadi Al Sheikh, executive director of television at Abu Dhabi Media.