PUEBLO, Colo. - The Professional Bull Riders announced that CBS Sports Network will broadcast a two-hour Built Ford Tough World Finals highlight show at 10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Oct. 30.
Encore airings are scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 4 a.m. ET and 4 p.m. ET; Thursday, Nov. 1, at 9 p.m. ET; and Friday, Nov. 2 at 10 p.m. ET.
Veteran broadcaster Craig Hummer provides the play-by-play with color commentary by nine-time World Champion and PBR co-founder Ty Murray. Two-time PBR World Champion Justin McBride and PBR Ring of Honor member J.W. Hart are behind the chutes, while Leah Garcia and Marty Snider handle dirt-level interviews.
CBS Sports Network, the primary television partner of PBR, televised 30 event dates during the regular season, and CBS Television Network broadcast an additional eight dates, representing almost 60 percent of the Built Ford Tough Series schedule. CBS Sports Network is available across the country through local cable, video and telecom providers and via satellite on DirecTV channel 613 and Dish Network channel 158. For more information, including a full programming schedule and how to get CBS Sports Network, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com.
Built Ford Tough Series telecasts are produced for the PBR under a multi-year agreement with David Neal Productions, a Los Angeles-based production company led by 34-time Emmy® Award winner and Peabody Award winner David Neal, who serves as executive producer. Hired when the PBR brought television production in house in 2011, Neal has enhanced the broadcast including the addition of the super-slow-motion "X-MO" replay system, and a Telestrator, allowing the color commentators to diagram while analyzing rides.
Silvano Alves became the first rider in history to win back-to-back World Championships, earning a $1 million bonus for winning the 2012 title to bring his season earnings to $1,464,475. In 2011, Alves became the first rider to win the World Championship the year after winning the Rookie of the Year title. Alves ranks fifth in career earnings with $3,248,019, and he surpassed $3 million faster than any bull rider in history, achieving it in 76 events and 28 months. He also reached $2 million (23 months and 58 events), and $1 million (18 months and 47 events) faster than any rider ever.
Robson Palermo became the first rider to win the World Finals event title three times, and is also the first to win it in back-to-back seasons. Palermo earned $304,333, including $250,000 for the World Finals Event title, which he also won in 2008 and 2011.
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