Television of Tuesday, 21 February 2012

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Second outing for SPORTS SCIENCE on Viasat 1

Viasat 1 is launching the next season of its award winning show, Sport Science, the popular series that brings together professional sports stars and scientists to explain athletic feats of the highest level. Season 2 of the show airs on Sunday 26 February 2012 at 11 a.m.

This Award-winning TV series uncovers sports' biggest myths and mysteries by using cutting-edge technology to measure momentum, friction and the laws of gravity.

Season 2 will welcome many new athletes into the Sport Science lab, including NBA stars Stephon Marbury, Kevin Love, Amare Stoudemire and Luke Walton. This season's first episode will test what generates more power - natural adrenaline or an adrenaline shot with Mixed Martial Arts fighter Houston Alexander agreeing to be injected with a dose of epinephrine.

"The first season revealed that the show is appreciated by a diverse demographic audience, different age groups and backgrounds," says Viasat 1 Programs Manager James Botchwey". Each episode applies tools to record, measure and map the speed, force and range of the human body, specifically the athlete. The final product is not only entertaining, but educational." The show is expected to catch the attention of many science teachers who can use the show as a teaching tool. Season 2 of Sports Science premieres Sunday 26 February 2012 at 11am and airs every Sunday at 11am

NIGERIAN IDOL SEASON 2 ALSO PREMIERES SUNDAY Season 2 of Nigerian Idol the Nigerian version of the Idol series franchise also premieres on the channel Sunday 26 February 2012 at 8 pm. It is the second Idol franchise for the country as it was already part of Idols West Africa which was also shot and produced in Nigeria.

The show started with its first season in 2010 and climaxed on March 27 2011 with 26 year old Yeka Onka announced the first Nigerian Idol ever over fellow competitor and favorite-to-win Naomi Ebiama. She was awarded the sum of 7.5 Million Naira, a recording contract with Sony, a car and an all expense paid trip to South Africa. Prior to receiving a Golden Ticket in Lagos Onwuka unsuccessfully auditioned on two other occasions for the show.

The hosts for Nigerian Idol Season 2 are Tiwa Savage and Ill Rymz while the Judges are Jeffery Daniels, Yinka Davies and Charly Boy. Season 2 of Nigerian Idol premieres Sunday 26 February 2012 at 8pm and airs every Sunday at the same time.

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Second outing for SPORTS SCIENCE on Viasat 1

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