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CNBC's "The New High: Extreme Sports" Will Premiere on Thursday, June 18th at 10PM ET/PT

(ALL TIMES IN ET)

Thursday, 6/18/2015:

10:00 PM THE NEW HIGH: EXTREME SPORTS (P)

1:00 AM THE NEW HIGH: EXTREME SPORTS

"THE NEW HIGH: EXTREME SPORTS"

From flying off a mountain in a "wingsuit" to nailing a triple back motorcycle flip to kiteboarding 40 feet in the air, CNBC explores the soaring popularity of extreme sports. In just the past few years, entirely new sports have been invented, millions of dollars have been pumped into this huge and growing industry, and what was once extreme is now mainstream. These action adventures are no longer the domain of elite athletes. Now, a nation of weekend warriors is diving into the mud, scaling new peaks, and riding the waves. These enthusiasts are tapping into a common fantasy of escaping their dull office routines and transforming themselves, even for a moment, into superheroes.

Correspondent Carl Quintanilla takes a helicopter ride to the top of Notch Peak in Utah, where wingsuit jumpers sponsored by GoPro take off from 9,000 feet. Quintanilla also travels to Hawaii, where venture capitalists and entrepreneurs, brought together by a passion for kiteboarding, broker million dollar deals. If extreme sports has a hero, it's Travis Pastrana, X-Games legend and now ringleader of the enormously popular arena show, "Nitro Circus." CNBC takes viewers behind the scenes at one of his high-octane performances. Quintanilla also tackles the hot new sport of obstacle course racing and profiles its breakout star, Amelia Boone, who explains her winning strategy: "Bring myself to that brink – and keep pushing."

About CNBC:

With CNBC in the U.S., CNBC in Asia Pacific, CNBC in Europe, Middle East and Africa, CNBC World and CNBC HD , CNBC is the recognized world leader in business news and provides real-time financial market coverage and business information to approximately 371 million homes worldwide, including more than 100 million households in the United States and Canada. CNBC also provides daily business updates to 400 million households across China. The network's 15 live hours a day of business programming in North America (weekdays from 4:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. ET) is produced at CNBC's global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., and includes reports from CNBC News bureaus worldwide. CNBC at night features a mix of new reality programming, CNBC's highly successful series produced exclusively for CNBC and a number of distinctive in-house documentaries.

CNBC also has a vast portfolio of digital products which deliver real-time financial market news and information across a variety of platforms. These include CNBC.com, the online destination for global business; CNBC PRO, the premium, integrated desktop/mobile service that provides real-time global market data and live access to CNBC global programming; and a suite of CNBC Mobile products including the CNBC Real-Time iPhone and iPad Apps.

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