With the inaugural event in Malaysia now a little over a week away, the promoter company WSC has unveiled a list of the first TV channels that will broadcast the 2015 TCR International Series.
Deals have been put in place with SKY Italia, Sport1 in Russia, BT Sport in the UK, 4 SportPro in Finland, Motors TV, Fox International in Asia and Mediapro’s new F1 Channel for Latin America. Other negotiations are heading towards a successful conclusion and these include coverage in Germany, Portugal, Spain, Middle East, China, Indonesia and Thailand.
SKY Italia will broadcast TCR races on its F1 HD channel, live when there is no F1 GP in the weekend, or delayed in the event of a clash with F1. The same applies to the Mediapro F1 Channel.
The Pan-European channel Motors TV will air all races live and so will BT Sport in the UK and Ireland, while Sport 1 in Russia and 4 SportPro in Finland will offer 26-min highlights of each event repeated three times during the following week. Race highlights will also be broadcast by Fox International across 43 countries in Asia.
Worldwide news channels Omnisport and SNTV will report on the series on a regular basis.
WSC CEO Marcello Lotti commented: “We are delighted that the first deals have been reached in order to guarantee a good worldwide TV coverage for the TCR International Series. We are especially pleased because this has happened even before the inaugural event takes place. And we are confident that we will be able to announce further agreements next week.”