Extreme Sports green lights Roller Derby

The Extreme Sports Channel has commissioned Roller Derby, a  reality show about the London Rollergirls league.

The 13x30mins show will be made by UK indie Rampage Studio and marks the first time Roller derby has been televised outside the US.

The show chronicles the lives of the women who take part in the high-impact sport and showcases the action as teams compete across Europe.

Tim MacMullen, general manager of Extreme Sports Channel said: “We are delighted to be bringing this young and exhilarating contact sport to TV viewers in the UK and Europe for the very first time.”

The pay TV channel is owned by Chello Zone, part of Chellomedia.