TORONTO, Oct. 15 /CNW/ - BITE packs more laughs, unpredictability, and irreverence into its fall programming roster than ever before. BITE's Jason Agnew & Matt Chin are back to rile more unwitting tradeshow goers in The Conventioneers along with the network's new and original high-stakes skateboarding competition series West 49 Ambition Skatecamp. Fans can engage a playfully shocking world of excitement at www.bite.ca.
"BITE fans own this channel so we're passionate about delivering a premium entertainment experience," said Jeffrey Elliott, founder and president of BITE and co-CEO of GlassBOX Television. "We've taken audience engagement to the next level by integrating fans into our network's DNA, including a free Twitter-to-screen chat capability and our ongoing open-door policy for show ideas and submissions."
Interactive after-school daily, The Short Bus, and rock cook-up, Hardcore Kitchen, are two new noteworthy originals. They air alongside BITE's popular late-night talk series, The Surf, and the channel's newly added online news romp, Diggnation.
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BITE Original Series Continues
Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET (30 min.)
Saturdays and Sundays at noon ET (30 min.)
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Reviled outlaws or comedic masterminds? Viewers can decide as co-hosts Jason Agnew & Matt Chin crash the trade show circuit once more. What Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson are to weddings in Wedding Crashers are what Jason and Matt are to trade shows in The Conventioneers. In their signature no-holds-barred style the lads stick it to another hoard of geeky cosplayers and merchandise floggers who are taking themselves waaay too seriously. Each 30-minute edition features the duo on the ground at a new convention where their spontaneous street sketches test the patience of anyone within mic shot. Tension mounts each segment as targets attempt to remain poised while their hot buttons get pushed. From a tighty whitie pool dive at The Hobby Show to a fake sword fight that led to an all out war with Anime North, these mischief makers have somehow managed to evade serious punishment. Now they're back to walk the fine line between funny and getting fined as they infiltrate and poke fun at every expo in their path.
WEST 49 AMBITION SKATECAMP
New BITE Original Series
Premieres Monday, November 2 at 9 p.m. ET (30 min.)
BITE launches eight of Canada's most highly accomplished young skateboarders into an intense competition designed to push their skills to extremes and propel their skateboarding careers to new heights. This eight-part competition series features incredible athleticism, grit, and stamina as the skaters face off in challenges testing their abilities in all core disciplines of the sport - everything from mini-ramp to fast-action photo shoots. Each 30-minute installment features industry experts dishing candid feedback as they mentor these sponsored skaters toward a huge prize. The winner receives a profile in SBC Skateboard magazine and a coveted spot to compete against the world's top amateur skaters at the esteemed Maloof Money Cup, which boasts the largest purse in the history of pro skateboarding with more than $450,000 in prize money. Ambition is hosted by action-sport industry veterans Andrew Singleton and Michelle Sullivan. This high-flying series was taped at the prestigious Muskoka Woods resort on Lake Rosseau. All eight competitors and the judges will be announced the week of October 19.
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