48 Hours Of Le Mans On Motors TV
Including Qualifying Live
Motors TV, broadcasting to 32 European countries / 16 millions homes
and in four languages (English, French, German and Greek) has been
confirmed as the exclusive pan-European broadcaster for the Le Mans
24 Hours for 2006 and 2007. The channel will be putting in place
a unique and never before seen broadcasting operation.
TV station will be offering more than 48 hours of live coverage
of the event.
the co-announcement made with the Canal + group, the A.C.O. is delighted
to have reached an agreement with Motors TV, which will be the exclusive
pan-European broadcaster. The A.C.O. on its side will significantly
improve its production set-up and will provide for the first time
ever a live coverage of the two qualifying sessions at the end of
each day, which Motors TV will broadcast uncut and exclusively throughout
So after 15
successive years of Le Mans 24 Hours television coverage, Eurosport
has lost the rights to the world's greatest race (adds Mark
Cole). However the intention is to use the existing Eurosport
commentary teams, with more staff added to provide this hugely-increased
The Le Mans week on Motors TV will start on Monday
and Tuesday with the set-up of a TV studio to follow scrutineering
in the town centre. Drivers, team managers and many guest stars
will be interviewed by Motors TV journalists. On Wednesday and Thursday
evenings, Motors TV will broadcast the qualifying sessions of the
74th edition of the 24 Hours, and finally, between Saturday morning
and Sunday (until 18.00), the channel will dedicate 100% of its
broadcasting time to the preparations for and running of the race.
In total more than 48 hours of live coverage will
be dedicated to the Le Mans 24 Hours, a unique set-up around the
world, which will require a commitment never seen before. Thanks
to Motors TV, the fans of the most famous race in the world will
not miss a single moment during ‘Le Mans week’.
In addition, during the weeks building up to the
event, Motors TV will air some programmes illustrating the ‘legend’
of the Le Mans 24 Hours.
Motors TV will also broadcast the American Le Mans
Series and the full European Le Mans Series this year.