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.

The TV station will be offering more than 48 hours of live coverage of the event.

“Following 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 Europe.”

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 coverage.

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.


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