Motors TV

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Motors TV
Motors TV logo
Launched September 1, 2000
Owned by Motors TV S.A.[1]
Picture format 16:9 SDTV[2]
Slogan La Télévision Grande Vitesse
(High Speed Television)
Country France
Broadcast area Europe
Website www.motorstv.com
Availability
Terrestrial
Freeview Channel 71
Channel 240 (streamed)
Satellite
Sky Channel 447
MaxTV SAT (Croatia) Channel 425
NOVA Greece Channel 313
Canal Digital Channel 65
Cable
Virgin Media Channel 545
WightFibre Channel 38
UPC Romania Channel 207 (digital with DVR)
Channel 77 (digital)
UPC Poland Channel 572
Get AS Channel 76

Motors TV is a British digital television channel dedicated to motorsport. Launched in 2000, it broadcasts an extensive range of national and international racing series featuring cars, motorbikes, boats and aircraft. Its premier championships include the World Rally Championship, NASCAR Nationwide Series, Grand-Am, V8 Supercars, British Formula Three and a host of FIM-sanctioned motorcycle competitions. It is broadcast 24 hours a day, 7 days a week across Europe.

History[edit]

Following in the footsteps of its French equivalent, which launched in September 2000, the British arm of Motors TV began broadcasting in March 2001. Since then it has grown in both viewership and series featured, adding premier international events such as the World Rally Championship, Bathurst 1000, Petit Le Mans and Daytona 24 Hours.

Throughout its existence the channel has featured a wide variety of car racing, including single-seaters, touring cars, prototypes, GTs and rally competition. More recently it has shown an increased commitment to motorcycle racing, adding live coverage of the Spanish and Italian championships to its schedules in 2011. In addition to circuit competitions it has also established itself as the home of motocross, with the World MX Championships, America's AMA Motocross and several supercross series now screening live on the channel.

As well as four-wheel Motors TV also covers categories as diverse as the sea-based Ocean Grand Prix, aerobatics, New Zealnd's JetSprints series and various radio controlled car competitions.

In addition to sporting events the channel also broadcasts magazine programmes such as Inside Grand Prix, Build or Bust and Best of Crash.

Series broadcast[edit]

Single-seater[edit]

Formula Renault 3.5 Series, British Formula Three, Superleague Formula, Formula Two, European F3 Open, Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0, Grand Prix de Pau, Inside Grand Prix, GP3 Series, British Formula Ford

Endurance and GT[edit]

IMSA, European Le Mans Series, FIA World Endurance Championship, International GT Open, GT Cup, ADAC GT Masters, FIA GT3, Blancpain Endurance Series, Britcar, British GT, Dutch Supercar Challenge, Ferrari Challenge Europe, Porsche Supercup, Superstars GT Sprint, Bathurst 12 Hours, Dubai 24 Hours, Malaysia Merdeka Endurance Race, Le Mans Classic, Spa 24 Hours, Belcar, GT4 European Cup, SPEED Euro Series

Rally and rallycross[edit]

World Rally Championship, European Rally Championship, Rallye International du Valais, British Historic Rally Championship, British Rallycross Championship, French Rallycross Championship, Irish Tarmac Rally Championship, Irish National Rally Championship, Irish Forest Rally Championship, MSA Asphalt Rally Championship, Finnish F-Cup Rally, Belgian Rally, Asia-Pacific Rally Championship, Special Stage, Canadian Rally Championship

Motorcycle, motocross and supercross[edit]

Italian Superbike Championship, Spanish Motorcycle Championship, FIM Motocross World Championship, Supercross de Bercy, AMA Motocross, AMA Supercross, FIM X-Trial World Championship, Night of the Jumps, Endurance FIM World Championship

Touring cars[edit]

V8 Supercars, International Superstars Series, Eurocup Mégane Trophy, Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup, V8 Utes, Belgian Touring Car Series

Other[edit]

NASCAR Nationwide Series, Race of Champions, Lotus Cup Europe, FIA European Truck Racing Championship, D1 Grand Prix, Formula D, JDM Allstars, King of Europe Drift Series, FIA/UEM European Dragster Championship, UK Karting, Fun Cup (UK), Mitjet Series, Santa Pod Extravaganza, LOORRS, Andros Trophy, Asian Festival of Speed, Full Throttle Middle East, UAE National Race Days, Malaysian Super Series

Blog[edit]

Since 2010 the Motors TV website has carried blogs for a number of top-line racing drivers charting the highs and lows of the sport. International stars such as Le Mans winner David Brabham and DTM champion Gary Paffett are both amongst the regular contributors, whilst rising talents Alexander Rossi, William Buller and Scott Malvern have recorded their efforts to reach the pinnacle of the sport. More recently the British Women Racing Drivers Club (BWRDC) has added a strong presence, with blogs from several club members.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Motors TV" (in French). Conseil supérieur de l'audiovisuel. Retrieved 10 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Motors TV in Widescreen". Motors TV. 15 January 2009. 

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