Monday, May 20th, 2013
Friday, May 3rd, 2013
Factory Media proudly presents the Cooler x O’Neill Ambassadors; Dasha Love, Maria Pizzeria, Suzi Kemp and Jess Piper!
Cooler has partnered with O’Neill on this exciting new project to showcase O’Neill’s street collection to Cooler’s unique and stylish audience.
The ambassadors are a new breed of aspirational and inspirational multi-taskers – Dasha and Maria have graced Cooler’s pages many times as interns, photographers, online gurus whilst Jess designs Man Up Girl!, one of the most exciting new skate inspired labels around and Suzi is a ridiculously talented illustrator who’s previously worked with the likes of Heroin skateboards and i-D online.
Dasha, Jess, Maria and Suzi will be a major part of the Cooler site, blogging about their latest projects, sharing their inspirations on our instagram, checking out the latest O’Neill products for our readers and starring in home-made phone video edits (turned into urban avant-garde master pieces with the help of Maria’s famous gifs).
The ambassadors are in a huge shoot in the Spring/Summer issue of Cooler out now.
The girls introduce themselves here:
Friday, May 3rd, 2013
Mpora become the Official European Action Sports Media Destination of the X Games
LONDON, UK – Factory Media, Ltd., Europe’s largest and most innovative action sports media owner, and ESPN have teamed up together for the 2013 X Games. Using the mpora.com platform, Factory Media and associated magazines will feature world-class X Games action, as well as exclusive athlete interviews and behind-the-scenes footage.
Having kicked off the relationship at X Games Tignes in March, Factory Media is set to charge full steam ahead with complete coverage of X Games Barcelona and X Games Munich. “Factory Media and X Games are a great match! Two cutting-edge companies that are passionate about sports, and have reputations for creating engaging, quality content surrounding those sports,” said Sarah Rimassa, Events and Projects Manager at Factory Media. By creating online content that is complementary to the existing X Games programming, Factory Media will allow fans from around the world to get extra insight into athlete perspectives and the X Games experience as a whole.
Though much of the collaboration is based on online video, coverage will be supported through social media and the use of daily X Games diaries and print editorial in many of Factory Media’s magazines, such as RideUK BMX, SkateboardMSM, Moto-X and Dirt Mountainbike Magazine.
Friday, May 3rd, 2013
Will England joined Factory Media on the 7th May as Finance Director. Will joins us from 7digital (a competitor to iTunes), however has had significant experience in online sports business Cricinfo (now part of ESPN) as well as magazine experience (The Wisden Cricketer and the Oldie), as well as a stint with film company Talisman Films.
Friday, May 3rd, 2013
Stefan Baumgartner joined Factory Media on 1st May as General Manager for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Stefan will work between our Munich and Cologne offices. He brings with him strong experience from a career in digital and print media that has seen him lead projects at companies including Motor-Presse, Hubert Burda Media, Future PLC and Bauer Media Group.
Friday, April 26th, 2013
The PPA Awards are the most coveted in the magazine industry, showcasing excellence, rewarding innovation, and providing the benchmark by which UK publishing judges itself.
The Writer of the Year award recognises excellence in style and content from consumer magazine writers in print and/or online.
Tristan is in great company in this category, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Michael Hodges (Time Out) and Giles Coren (Esquire).
Whitelines Editor Ed Blomfield is delighted Tristan has been shortlisted, adding “Snowboarding is a young, dynamic sport that many are passionate about, but few can truly express via the printed page. Tristan Kennedy is one such writer.”
The winners of the PPA Awards 2013 will be announced during a glittering ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane, London, on 19 June 2013.
See the full shortlist here:
Tuesday, April 16th, 2013
Are you the next skate, BMX or mountain bike legend? You could be about to find out, as Red Bull launches Red Bull Phenom, a search for the hottest new action sports stars.
The competition invites would-be athletes to submit a 60 second video of themselves pulling off their best moves in their chosen discipline — skate street, BMX street and mountain bike slopestyle. The videos will then be judged on talent, performance and style by a team of super judges who are all icons in their sports — BMX’s Mike Escamilla, freestyle mountain bike pioneer Richie Schley and skate’s Steve Caballero.
The six ‘phenom’ finalists per discipline will receive a once-in-a-lifetime all-expenses paid trip to the X Games where they will compete against each other for a chance to have their own video profile produced by Red Bull. For mountain bike slopestyle tricksters, this will be a trip to X Games Munich in June while BMX street and skate street competitors will go to X Games Los Angeles, Calif. USA in August.
Comments Steve Caballero: “Our industry has exploded and there are so many riders working their way up the ranks. Red Bull Phenom is your chance to get noticed!”
The competition is open to non-pros between the ages of 13 and 19. All you have to do to enter is upload your video to YouTube using the key words “Red Bull Phenom” and then submit the video link and other information onto redbullphenom.com. Full entry details and rules can also be found on the website.
MTB slopestyle entries are open from April 8th to May 20th.
Skate street and BMX street entries are open from April 8th to June 17th.
So don’t waste any time. Get out there and nail that move and send us the YouTube link!
More details about the contest can be found on www.redbullphenom.com.
For more images, please follow this link: http://www.redbullphenom.com/
All images are free for editorial use in connection with Red Bull Phenom. Image credits should read: ©photographer name (found in metadata)/ Red Bull Content Pool
Please send us a copy or link to the article at the address below:
ABOUT THE JUDGES
Mike “Rooftop” Escamilla started riding BMX in 1990 at age 11. Since then he has grown up in the pages of magazines like Ride BMX, Details, Playboy, Complex and others, helping the sport to grow. Ride Magazine voted him one of the most influential riders of the 90s.
Steve Caballero is a skate vert legend known for pioneering difficult tricks and for setting the long-standing record for the highest air achieved on a halfpipe. In 1999, Thrasher Magazine named Caballero the “Skater of the Century”.
Richie Schley is a pioneer of the mountain bike free ride movement who has continued to pave the way for young rippers and the free ride scene. Partnerships with Whistler Blackcomb and Rotwild are proof that he is still a force in the mountain bike world.
ABOUT X GAMES GLOBAL EXPANSION
X Games, the leading action sports competition and lifestyle brand, will spotlight the world’s best action sports athletes in BMX, Skateboard, Moto X, and Rally Car Racing at the X Games; and Skiing, Snowboard and Snowmobile at the winter version of the X Games against the backdrop of the host city and country. Each X Games event will take on its own distinguishing character that will set it apart from the others, including the introduction of new sports and cultural elements that are drawn from the host cities themselves.
Wednesday, April 10th, 2013
DirtTV expands for 2013
In line with the growth and increased interest in Enduro racing, in 2013 DirtTV is taking it’s world class race coverage seen in the downhill over to cover the newly formed Enduro World Series.
The Dirt and Mpora team have worked closely with Chris Ball and the Enduro Mountain Bike Association to deliver a package of content that will tell the story of Enduro in this inaugural year. Bringing together some of the best mountain biking from all over Europe and the US, we have no doubt that the growth of the discipline will be aided by DirtTV’s commitment to high quality productions.
Maintaining its standing within the DH race scene, DirtTV will cover both DH and Enduro, along with building a new series of films based on riding technique and improvement. We will work with Rob and John Parkin of Orpheus Productions, and their investment in the next level of technology and equipment will ensure users will get the best coverage possible.
Mpora will maintain the exclusive hosting of all DirtTV’s content and this will no doubt be embedded by all the major websites in mountain biking around the world. For any enquiries about seeding and embedding of video content please contact David Jaquin, Digital Content Manager for Bike Sports on firstname.lastname@example.org
Watch Chris Ball explain more:
More on Dirt Mountain Bike Magazine
Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
Tuesday, 26th February 2013, Factory Media is proud to announce the launch
of its latest website, outsidetimes.com. The Outside Times will become Factory
Media’s 29th website within Europe’s largest action sports network.
Outsidetimes.com – Push yourself. Outside.
An introduction from the editor:
The Outside Times is a new adventure multisport website aiming to stoke the fires in
all of us looking for the next big challenge outdoors. Our aim is to bring you a range
of different sports and events to get you out there and into it in the outdoors.
We don’t think that we should have to choose. We’re not just runners, hikers or
cyclists, we’re outside people, happy to give it all a go. Sure, we have sports that we
love and go back to for our regular fix, but we’re always on the look-out for something
new to string our bows.
We’re not going to get all poetic and teary-eyed about things. The simple fact is that
doing things outside is fun and inspiring. It’s better than sweating away on a treadmill
at a faceless gym somewhere staring at the walls.
We aim to cover it all, and to inspire you to push yourself outside. From training tips
for your first trail race to preventing chafing on an ultra marathon. From finding out
where you can race 200 other guys down a snow-covered ski slope to hearing about
what it feels like to climb some of the world’s biggest mountains, if you can do it
outside, we’re interested. And hope you will be too.
CHALLENGES: Discover a new passion and find out where to go to do it. From
adventure races, to trekking expeditions via downhill mountain bike races on ski
slopes, to punishing road cycling sportives, if it’s happening out there, we’ll find it.
GEAR: Head here for product reviews of all the latest bits of gear that you need to
keep you going in the outdoors.
NEWS: From cycle racing to Antarctic expeditions, if it’s going on outside, we’ll let
you know about it.
HOW-TO: Get smart before you get outside with our guides to getting into outdoor
sports. From buying guides, to what to eat to help you go further for longer we’ll have
FITNESS: Tips and advice to help you get the most from your time spent outside.
INSPIRED: All the latest and best videos and images of people doing the things that
we spend a lot of our time sitting in an office writing about.
As with any new adventure, it is important to get the right support from the off, so
please take the time to visit the site, and follow us on your favourite social network:
We’d love to hear what you think, so please drop us a line at
About the Editor
Andy Cremin has over seven years experience in the world of the outdoors.
After getting too cold (or maybe not cool enough) working at ski and snowboard
magazines, he made the step back to the world of outdoor. Working on the Outdoor
Adventure Guide and then the UK’s largest outdoor magazine, Country Walking,
where he was the gear editor. He skis, snowboards, hikes, bike, runs and has even
dabbled with a little bit of climbing (badly).
About Factory Media
Factory Media is Europe’s largest and most innovative Action Sports media owner.
The Company publishes 19 traditional print and 29 new media brands reaching over
500,000 readers and 4 Million online users every month. The business currently
focuses on two market segments, Boardsports and Bike, with an international
footprint and multilingual products.
Friday, February 15th, 2013
Following on from the announcement of our brand new Mpora iPhone App, we are pleased to follow up with the news that this App is now available to be enjoyed from an iPad.
This completely rebuilt App is not only quicker, but also features a much sleeker design with easier functionality for our users, which includes the ability to search for videos by sport category, most recent, most popular, or handpicked recommendations from our online editors. The one obvious added benefit for the iPad App, is that these videos can now be browsed and viewed on the larger screen size of an iPad. So whether you’re out on the go or in the comfort of your own home, you’ll have a more than substantial catalogue of 80,000 plus Mpora videos constantly at your fingertips.
To see this App for yourself and download it for your iPhone or iPad, head over to the App Store.