October 04, 2011 09:03 ET

Vans Launches Off the Wall TV App for iPad

Virtual Video Platform Merges Best of TV and Web Functionality

CYPRESS, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 4, 2011) - Vans today announced the debut of the free Off the Wall TV iPad app, delivering Vans' video network of exclusive, original action sports, music, art and street culture programming to millions of iPad users around the world now able to enjoy anywhere with the easy to use app., the first network of its kind in the apparel and action sports industries, launched less than a year ago and has already attracted millions of viewers who watch shows about Vans® skate and surf personalities, artists, musicians and designers that premiere each week. The Off the Wall TV app, developed by U-Dox International Creative Agency and available on iTunes, allows users to subscribe to their favorite shows to receive push notifications of new episodes, plus easily share their favorites via Facebook, Twitter and e-mail.

Mirroring a traditional television network, but operating exclusively online, includes original shows debuting weekly, as well as content from Vans' vast archives of skate, surf, snow, BMX, wakeboarding and motocross programs. programs also highlight top events from the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing® to the Vans Warped Tour®, along with special releases such as the first-ever Vans® surf film, Get-N Classic.

Tune in to to catch such original shows as:

  • Crack & Shine - a window into the clandestine world of illegal graffiti artists;
  • Adventures with Chris - the stories of Chris Nieratko, the gonzo journalist-poet laureate of skate, as he spends time with the Vans® team and other luminaries and gives us a glimpse at their anything but normal lives;
  • Time and Space - a series that delves into the behind-the-scenes work in putting together major art exhibitions with such artists as Neckface, Mister Cartoon and Dennis McNett;
  • Shore Break Baby - short clips chronicling some of skate's most talented and interesting personalities and the SF skate scene;
  • Off the Wall Comedy Show - Vice magazine founder Gavin McInnes' sketch comedy series skewering hipsters and life in NYC;
  • Jeff Grosso's Loveletters to Skateboarding - Jeff Grosso's wisdom from 20-plus years of ups and downs as a professional skateboarder;
  • Collaboratory - a documentary-style series focusing on designers and brands from outdoor favorite Filson to New York skate legend Rodney Smith to global icon Hello Kitty, all of whom are collaborating with Vans for special projects; and,
  • Pass the Bucket - a look into the humanitarian side of today's most celebrated action sport athletes, musicians, artists and foundations, including Crys Worley of autism non-profit A.Skate and BMX star-turned quadriplegic-turned inspiration Stephen Murray; a raw and transparent conversation of today's shocking realities and potential solutions.

About Vans
Vans, the original action sports footwear and apparel company, is a brand of VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC). Vans® collections include authentic footwear, apparel and accessories, snowboard boots and the Pro-tec line of protective gear and are sold in the United States through more than 250 company-owned stores as well as independent retailers. Internationally, Vans sells its goods in approximately 70 countries through a network of subsidiaries, distributors and foreign offices. Vans promotes action sports lifestyle and youth culture through support of athletes on boards and bikes all over the globe and through progressive events such as the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing®, the Vans Downtown Showdown, the Pro-tec Pool Party and the Vans Warped Tour®.

About VF
VF Corporation is a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel with more than 30 brands, including Wrangler®, The North Face®, Lee®, Vans®, Nautica®, 7 For All Mankind®, Eagle Creek®, Eastpak®, Ella Moss®, JanSport®, lucy®, John Varvatos®, Kipling®, Majestic®, Napapijri®, Red Kap®, Reef®, Riders®, Splendid®, Smartwool® and Timberland®.

VF Corporation's press releases, annual report and other information can be accessed through the company's home page,

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