MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (May 26, 2012) – The opening round of the 2012 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, from Hangtown was not only a success on the track, but off as well – with record numbers recorded for the Live Stream of the opening motos at AlliSports.com.
Simulcast directly with the live television coverage on FUEL TV, the free Live Stream service provided to fans on the official series website has become one of the Lucas Oil Motocross’ most popular features. Last weekend, the Live Stream delivered 35,000 unique views, along with 35,000 visitors. Additionally, the stream also featured 83,000 live starts via the Main Cam and Kawasaki Cam.
In total, 1.5 million minutes of on-track action were watched, averaging nearly 42 minutes per visit. The total numbers more than doubled last year’s statistics from the Hangtown Live Stream and even generated greater numbers than The Preakness on NBCSports.com, setting the stage for what will be a strong 2012 season
Beyond the Live Stream, the Lucas Oil Motocross microsite also experienced incredible numbers during the opening round, posting the official website’s best day ever in terms of statistics. A total of 314,000 page views led to 75,000 unique visitors and 76,000 site visits. The Video on Demand service, which combines the live player and online video content, boasted 151,000 uses.
In all, AlliSports.com experienced a growth of 87% in overall page views when compared to the Hangtown opener from a year ago.
To cap off the record numbers from the opening round, an additional 250,000 video views were recorded across the AlliSports.com and YouTube platforms.
The AlliSports.com Live Stream for Saturday’s Miller Electric Freestone National, presented by Yamaha, begins coverage of the opening motos for both the 450 and 250 Classes, simulcast on FUEL TV, beginning at 2 p.m. Eastern.
Final moto broadcasts of both classes can be seen via same-day coverage on NBC Sports Network at 11:00 p.m. Eastern.
Tickets for all 12 rounds of the 2012 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship can be found at www.allisports.com.
For additional information please visit AlliSports.com/motocross also, “like” the American Motocross Facebook page, “follow” @AmericanMX on Twitter and Instagram for exclusive content and information on the latest Lucas Oil Motocross news and developments.
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MX Sports Pro Racing
MX Sports Pro Racing manages and produces the world’s most prestigious motocross series – the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. The industry leader in off road powersport event production and management, its mission is to showcase the sport of professional motocross competition at events throughout the United States. Through its various racing properties, partnerships and affiliates, MX Sports Pro Racing organizes events for thousands of action sports athletes each year and attracts millions of motorsports spectators. Visit www.mxsportsproracing.com.
Alli Sports, is an action sports lifestyle brand whose mission is to connect fans with athletes and brands through best in class events, media, and authentic branded products. Alli Sports includes: the Dew Tour, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship and the Red Bull Signature Series; Alli Media, which creates, produces, and distributes original content; Alli RideShop, an online retailer carrying top skate and BMX consumer products; and Alli MotoShop an online retailer carrying top moto consumer products. Alli Sports is owned by NBC Sports. More information can be found at www.allisports.com.
AMA Pro Racing
AMA Pro Racing is the premier professional motorcycle racing sanctioning body in the United States, operating a full schedule of events and championships for a variety of motorcycle disciplines. From its Daytona Beach headquarters, the organization sanctions professional motorcycle racing competition, which includes, AMA Pro Motocross, AMA Pro Road Racing, and AMA Pro Flat Track. Visit www.amaproracing.com.
NBC Sports Group
When the Comcast-NBCUniversal transaction was completed in January of 2011, the broad reach and storied history of NBC Sports united with Comcast’s 24/7 ability to super-serve fans to create the NBC Sports Group. The new sports media company consists of an array of broadcast television, cable television and digital sports assets, including NBC Sports & Olympics, Golf Channel, Versus, 11 SportNets (regional sports networks) and their respective websites. Together, the new combined assets of the NBC Sports Group possess an unparalleled collection of television rights agreements, partnering with some of the most prestigious sports properties in the world: the Olympics, NFL, NHL, PGA TOUR, PGA of America, USGA, IndyCar, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, Wimbledon, French Open, Tour de France and Kentucky Derby.
FUEL TV is the only cable and satellite television network that features the exciting world of adrenaline and thrill-seeking sports including UFC, surfing, motocross, snowboarding and more. This new generation of sports provides a rich landscape of some of the most vibrant and action-packed television entertainment in the world. With more hours of UFC coverage than any other network, FUEL TV is the place to be for live fights, weigh-ins, prelims, pre- and post-fight coverage, specials and events you won’t see anywhere else. See why adrenaline sports fans call FUEL TV the channel they never turn off. FUEL TV, part of FOX Sports Media Group, was launched July 1, 2003 and is seen in more than 36 million U.S. homes and can be accessed by broadband, mobile devices and other digital platforms such as iTunes®. FUEL TV programming is available in more than 50 countries around the world with 24/7 channels operating in Australia and Europe. To subscribe to FUEL TV, call 877-4 FUEL-TV. For program times and other information, visit www.fuel.tv.
Lucas Oil Products
Lucas Oil is a worldwide leader in the production of oils, lubricants and additives. Based in Corona, Calif., Lucas Oil Products is one of the fastest-growing additive lines in the consumer automotive industry, featuring a premium line of oils, lubricants and problem-solving performance additives. Through innovative product research and development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil Products has established itself as the top-selling additive line in the American truck-stop industry. Lucas Oil is involved in an array of motorsports sponsorships, including the “Official Motor Oil of the Pro Motocross Championship.” Visit www.LucasOil.com.