HDNet’s Zane Lamprey Sets New World Record At DIRECTV’s Celebrity Beach Bowl

Contact:
Colette Carey
HDNet
(303) 542-5576
ccarey@hd.net

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

When sabering champagne bottles, Lamprey not only breaks the record – he shatters it!

DALLAS (February 14, 2010) – As part of DIRECTV’s annual Celebrity Beach Bowl festivities, Zane Lamprey, the host of HDNet’s “Drinking Made Easy,” set an astonishing new world record by opening 31 champagne bottles with a saber in less than one minute.

The stunt, taped live and in 3D by DIRECTV film crews, took place last Super Bowl® Saturday, February 5th in Dallas, Texas. Lamprey blew by the previous record of 27 bottles.

Champagne sabering is exactly what it sounds like, opening a champagne bottle with a long saber instead of popping the cork. However, it is not as easy as it sounds – conditions have to be absolutely perfect in order to pull off such a feat. Lamprey has sabered champagne on hundreds of occasions, including teaching Conan O’Brien how to saber one on “The Tonight Show.” But, that was just one at a time! Sabering 31 at a time posed a whole new set of challenges.

“Sabering 31 bottles in a minute, took a lot of practice, and a lot of champagne,” said Lamprey. “Champagne isn’t cheap, especially for 31 bottles…do you think it’s OK if I send Mark Cuban the bill?”

Here’s a clip of the record-breaking turn:

Lamprey will attempt to break his own record soon for an upcoming episode of his hit HDNet original program, “Drinking Made Easy.” A new episode airs every Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. ET.

About HDNet
HDNet (www.axs.tv) is the independent network with unique and thought-provoking content that appeals to men of all ages and is delivered in true high definition.

HDNet is the exclusive, high definition home for popular, original programming, including the network’s Emmy Award winning HD news feature programs, “HDNet World Report,” and “Dan Rather Reports,” featuring legendary journalist Dan Rather. Only HDNet goes beyond the headlines to deliver real news that is redefining the way we look at our world. HDNet News is provocative, sometimes controversial and always relevant – telling the important stories of our time in-depth, with attitude and with independence. HDNet is also the exclusive high definition home to critically acclaimed and award winning documentaries, airing as part of the “HDNet ‘Round The World” series. “NASA on HDNet” presents all live shuttle launches through 2011.

HDNet presents championship sports coverage featuring the best of Mixed Martial Arts with its Friday night series, “HDNet Fights” (www.hdnetfights.com). “HDNet Fights” works with leading MMA promoters including DREAM, Sengoku, XFC, K-1, K-1 Max, MFC and more. HDNet produces more live Mixed Martial Arts events than any other network and HDNet’s “Inside MMA” is the hottest Mixed Martial Arts program on television, giving fans their weekly fix for everything MMA, while “Fighting Words with Mike Straka,” goes one-on-one with some of the biggest names in the sport. HDNet also features live coverage of regular season games from the United Football League.

HDNet also delivers the world’s largest and most diverse concert line-up through the HDNet Concert Series. The HDNet Concert Series features leading artists and bands including Paul McCartney, Mariah Carey, John Mayer, Nickelback and more. HDNet also features revealing lifestyle programming featuring “Art Mann Presents,” “Girls Gone Wild®,” “Deadline” and “Get Out!”

Only HDNet Movies (www.hdnetmovies.com) delivers exclusive Sneak Previews of new movies before they hit theaters. The HDNet Movies Sneak Preview series features top Hollywood stars in critically acclaimed performances including Gwyneth Paltrow, Joaquin Phoenix, Demi Moore, Michael Caine, Tom Hanks, Vera Farmiga, Parker Posey, Brian Cox, Matthew Broderick, Kirsten Dunst, Ryan Gosling, John Malkovich, Emily Blunt, Robin Williams, Charlize Theron and Kim Basinger.

In addition to being the exclusive home of Sneak Previews, HDNet Movies viewers enjoy the best films from the classics of the 1950s-1970s, to favorite films from the 1980s and 1990s, to recently released theatrical films.

HDNet Movies offers subscribers a premium movie viewing experience in true HD, and more original movies shot entirely in HD than any other network.

Launched in 2001 by Mark Cuban and General Manager Philip Garvin, the HDNet networks are available in the U.S. via AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast, DIRECTV, DISH Network, Insight, Suddenlink, and Verizon FiOS, and in Canada via Access Communications and Cogeco.

The HDNet networks can be followed via Facebook at facebook.com/HDNet, facebook.com/HDNetFigh
ts and facebook.com/HDNetMovies and via Twitter at twitter.com/hdnet, twitter.com/hdnetfights and twitter.com/hdnetmovies.

Copyright © 2016 AXS TV - All Rights Reserved.