ALMS Live In Europe On Motors TV
Our forum readers picked up on this a little while ago,
but here’s the confirmation: starting with the Mobil1 12 Hours
of Sebring, all the 2004 ALMS races will be presented live in Europe,
which is available throughout Europe to both satellite and digital
cable viewers, in both English and French, and is not surprisingly
one of the fastest-growing channels in Europe, will feature live
coverage of all nine rounds of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS).
is a tremendous milestone for the American Le Mans Series,”
said Scott Atherton, President and CEO of the ALMS. “The roots
of the ALMS are in Europe with the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and many
of our participating teams, manufacturers and sponsors are based
there and can now watch the races live as they happen in North America.
important is that that fans of our series in Europe will have the
benefit of live coverage instead of tape delay as it has been in
the past,” he said. “This new MotorsTV arrangement for
Europe, coupled with the already-outstanding television coverage
for the series in North America, vastly improves what was already
the best television package for any sports car racing series in
Le Mans Series is a wonderful championship, and an extraordinary
addition to our program line-up,” said Frederic Viger, MotorsTV
Head of Programming. “It's endurance racing at the highest
level, with mythic tracks and official involvement from the biggest
manufacturers. The series has proved to be more and more successful
over the years and we hope we'll be part of their future success
for a long time. America and Le Mans are both dream-words for motorsports
enthusiasts, and the dream will now be over 40 hours live on MotorsTV.”
As part of the
arrangement between MotorsTV and the American Le Mans Series, websites
MotorsTV.Com and AmericanLeMans.Com will be linked in order to provide
more information and entertainment value to respective audiences,
and the ALMS and MotorsTV are in the process of exploring other
synergies, including programming and promotional opportunities.
begins very soon, with Sebring: MotorsTV will have 11 hours of live
coverage from Sebring, beginning at 15.00. After another motorsport
feature at 18.00, coverage of the 12 Hours resumes at 20.00, through
to the chequered flag, plus post race coverage.
to appeal to the widest number of viewers by offering magazines
and documentaries while also catering for a niche audience otherwise
deprived of information on their favorite sports, including shows
on Australian V8 Supercars, AMA Superbike, World Superbike, Formula
One and others.
available on digital cable in many European countries, including
the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Holland, Turkey, Monaco, Belarus,
Bulgaria, Latvia, Estonia, Portugal and Rumania.
teams thinking of entering the ALMS, suddenly the world must seem
a better place this morning… while for those of us not at
every race we have Hindhaugh, Bradley, Martyn, Tyler, live timing
and live TV... perfect!