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Old 9 Dec 2003, 20:12 (Ref:807757)   #1
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Motors TV announce new live BTCC coverage for 2004

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100 % ALL-DAY LIVE TV COVERAGE

AND INTERACTIVE “LIVE SHOW”

FOR BTCC AND TOCATour 2004





Sky digital satellite broadcaster, Motors TV, announced today that it will dramatically increase its live broadcast coverage of the BTCC and all TOCA support-races for 2004.



In total, Motors TV live coverage will expand to over 80 hours for the season which will now provide all the race-day action (BTCC and all support events) with live television coverage.



Race-day will benefit from a 100% dedicated all-day live coverage at each TOCA/BTCC meeting, from the first to the final race of the day, including all support races and the 3 BTCC races. Furthermore, Motors TV will produce a new interactive “Live-Show” at the end of each meeting, gathering top-drivers of the day and enabling viewers to ask their questions.



Motors TV and TOCA have also formed a closer relationship for this upcoming season, in order to maximise the championship’s European and global audience. Part of this agreement will see Motors TV handle advertising promotion for all the events, while the viewers may enter contests to win VIP packages.



“The new deal is a major achievement in British motorsport”, TOCA/BTCC Series Director Alan Gow commented. "This groundbreaking MotorsTV arrangement is a first for British motorsport and further underlines the pre-eminence of both the BTCC and TOCAtour ".



"The increased all-day live MotorsTV coverage is extraordinary, not only for the BTCC but importantly also for all the TOCA support races. To think that some 110 races will be broadcast live is astounding, and I don't believe British motorsport has ever received such an enormous amount of season-long live coverage that the BTCC and TOCA support races will enjoy in 2004."



Motors TV Head of Programming Frédéric VIGER adds : “The opportunity of continuing the deal was undisputed. The BTCC looks better than ever with the new rules, new cars and new manufacturers, and the race-day schedules will be tightened for both the on-track spectators and TV viewers benefit. Our interactive “Live-Show” will bring the drivers closer to the public. The fabulous TOCA support races will provide our viewers with the very best motorsport action, beamed live and direct into their living rooms from start to finish.”



As the flagship of Motors TV, the BTCC and TOCA support races will be available across the entire channel’s network, bringing the races to over 11 million homes in both the UK and 15 European countries. Motors TV is available free-view on Sky Digital # 416.



For further information, please contact the Motors TV Press Office

Tel +33 (0)1 41 15 98 52 – Fax +33 (0)1 41 15 98 53 - service.presse@motorstv.com
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Old 10 Dec 2003, 02:11 (Ref:807958)   #2
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How Rare!!!

Where'd you get this news....I see no announcement yet.

Frederic from Motors promised us an announcement on Wednesday on the Motors official forum...

Oh well...sounds amazing....ALL those races!!

I HAVE to change my hours of work....I'm NOT missing out on sundays this year, Sky plus or No Sky plus!

Lovely stuff!!!
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Old 10 Dec 2003, 09:26 (Ref:808118)   #3
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sounds really good.

"Motors TV is available free-view on Sky Digital # 416."

- is this one of those channels you can get just by buying a freeview set top box?
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Old 10 Dec 2003, 10:28 (Ref:808162)   #4
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'fraid not, just Sky Digital (although you don't need a sports package).

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Old 10 Dec 2003, 12:22 (Ref:808223)   #5
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Excellent news!

The BTCC coverage in '03 was great with Tim Harvey and Ben Edwards. Better tha ITV I'd say.

Support packcage means that more Heritige Grand Touring!

Yay! Mustangs!
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Old 10 Dec 2003, 12:33 (Ref:808242)   #6
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They did quite a bit of live coverage this year, showing most of the afternoons racing on a few occasions. Lets hope that Sky don't make it a premium channel or pay per view event
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Support packcage means that more Heritige Grand Touring!

Heritage aren't supporting BTCC next year.
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Old 10 Dec 2003, 12:36 (Ref:808246)   #8
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Heritage aren't supporting BTCC next year
Poo!
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could the Heritage cars be supporting SCV8 instead? Rouse has involvment with both.

This live coverage is good for the sport but its not exactly cheap if you're only interested in the btcc.
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This live coverage is good for the sport but its not exactly cheap if you're only interested in the btcc.
Motors TV is free, how could it be cheaper?
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The Heritage GT series was created specifically for the TOCATour package. I doubt it will run anywhere next year.
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That interactive program is great news. But what will happen with DTM/BTCC clashes?

They could always do what the BBC do with Wimbledon and let you choose which match (race) you want to watch. How ace would that be?!
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That interactive program is great news. But what will happen with DTM/BTCC clashes?

They could always do what the BBC do with Wimbledon and let you choose which match (race) you want to watch. How ace would that be?!
Rumours persist that unfortunatley, that won't be a problem next year.....the Mighty Sky empire may have got it's hands on the DTM to shove in their Sky Sports package (even made a little news bar in Autosport a few months ago) but Motors still think they have it too....so who knows what will happen? :confused:

Maybe the DTM think Motors is a French channel, and sold the UK rights to Sky...not knowing that we could see it a lot cheaper on Motors TV!

Anyway, back on topic.....I'm still wondering HOW this will work....it's surely not possible for Ben Edwards to commentate for 8 hours a day with very little break...

Perhaps he could just do the BTCC races, and they could tie into the trackside feed for the Supports? :confused:
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Old 10 Dec 2003, 16:24 (Ref:808445)   #14
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Where'd you get this news....I see no announcement yet.
It was a Motors TV release sent to all on the TOCA press release list.
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I have too say that is fantastic news - it just a shame I do not have Sky......
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