TCR UK CONFIRMS LIVE TV & STREAMING DETAILS
TCR UK has confirmed plans for television and live streaming ahead of its first season, which begins at Silverstone on Easter weekend (March 31st/April 1st). As previously announced, every race will be streamed live on a variety of platforms, including Facebook Live, YouTube and the TCR portal, while TV stations including Front Runner, Motorsport TV and Sky Sports will also broadcast the series. In addition, the championship will benefit from coverage around the world on platforms such as Motor Trend On Demand (MTOD).
Pro-Active Broadcast will handle the production for both the live stream and the broadcast programmes. The company has 28 years of experience in producing dynamic sports coverage, delivering broadcast services to clients around the world. They also have a long history of motorsport coverage for successful endurance racing championships such as Britcar, the Fun Cup and previously TGP F1.
Pro-Active Broadcast’s more recent outside broadcast projects include live coverage of the Varsity Rugby Match from Twickenham for the BBC, the Africa vs. UK international boxing event from Manchester and selected FA Cup and Women’s Premier League football for BT Sport. The company is currently the broadcast partner for the live coverage of the Modern Pentathlon World Cup series and the Dubai Rugby 7s for World Rugby, as well as recent streaming providers for the Air Race 1 World Cup in Thailand and the Star Sailing Finals in the Bahamas.
The presentation and commentary team should already be well known to UK motorsport fans: Bryn Lucas has hosted coverage of events such as the Goodwood Festival of Speed and the Autosport International Show, while Andy McEwan’s voice will be familiar from his circuit commentary plus broadcast and online coverage of a number of series, including several BRSCC championships.
Mark James, Media Coordinator for TCR UK commented: “The announcement we’re making today means that everything is now in place for our first season. We think Pro-Active will be fantastic partners and the channels have all shown great enthusiasm for the championship. I’m particularly looking forward to working with Bryn and Andy as our presentation team and I’m sure the fans will enjoy superb coverage of what we are confident will be close, exciting racing this year.”
Tommasina Kay, director of Pro-Active Broadcast added: “We’re absolutely delighted to be involved with the new TCR UK championship. The project has huge potential and we’ll work with the organisers to develop the coverage step by step and to promote the TCR brand – including all of the teams, sponsors and partners – with an extensive package of quality live and highlights coverage.”