LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The Ski Channel has
signed a multifaceted partnership with Jonny Moseley that will
see the Olympic gold medalist and TV personality take a big
role in the network, which is set to launch in first-quarter
As part of the deal, Moseley will become a spokesman,
on-air talent, analyst, instructor and advisory staff member to
the network, which is devoted to such year-round mountain
activities as skiing and climbing as well as many off-slope
activities. Moseley also invest in the channel. The financial
terms and length of the deal were not disclosed.
In addition, a show tentatively titled "Air It Out With
Jonny Moseley" will feature icons of the snow sports world and
industry experts. Moseley also will star in an instructional
series that will be available on DVD as well as on-air.
Moseley won the 1998 gold medal in Nagano, Japan, the same
year he won the World Cup Title with nine event wins. He has
hosted NBC's "Saturday Night Live" and was the host of MTV's
"Real World/Road Rules Challenge" for three years. His Ski
Channel deal is not exclusive, meaning Moseley will still work
on other networks.
"As soon as I found out that (Ski Channel founder and CEO
Steve Bellamy) was putting together a channel about skiing, I
was like, 'Finally,"' Moseley said. "I've been skiing my whole
life, but to really be able to tune in and watch it on TV is
The Ski Channel, an ad-supported network delivered via
video-on-demand and other platforms, has a long-term deal with
Time Warner Cable.