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W Series announces more TV deals and live streaming

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02/05/2019

Ahead of this weekend's inaugural race weekend, W Series, the new international single-seater championship for women, has announced a number of further broadcast deals in addition to live streaming of the event.

In the Netherlands, live coverage will be available on Ziggo Racing, and free to air Channel 14 will show delayed rights and highlights, while news coverage will be free-to-air on the national NOS sport channel.

This is good news for Dutch driver, Beitske Visser, who is among the final grid of 18.

Ziggo, the leading sports entertainment provider in the Netherlands, will show high-definition live coverage of each of the six races in the W Series calendar.

Meanwhile Fox Sports Asia will broadcast all races on pay-tv channels across 16 territories in Asia, including China, South Korea, Indonesia, Philippines, Hong Kong, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Singapore.

In Oceania, SBS in Australia will broadcast races on a free-to-air basis via app and on-line, and in New Zealand, Sky NZ will broadcast races and highlights.

Across sub-Saharan Africa, free-to-air and mobile coverage will extend to 17 territories including Nigeria, Ethiopia, Botswana, Kenya, Ghana, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.

And earlier today, it was announced that fans will be able to see all six of the season’s races across a range of territories across the globe as fans in regions without broadcast deals can access Facebook and Twitter livestreams to see the action.

New TV broadcast deals with a variety of suppliers will provide high-quality coverage in almost 60 different territories worldwide, including China, Russia, the Far East, the Nordics, Baltics, Turkey and the UK, where Channel 4 will broadcast build-up and the races live on its free-to-air terrestrial platform.

The various deals mean that 130 million households in 57 territories will have the chance to see the W Series races.

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1. Posted by trackrecords, 04/05/2019 0:01

"If W-Series are trying to prove anything then they need to be a bit more imaginative than having what are effectively just 30 minutes long Formula 3 races - why not 45 minutes giving the chance for strategies to be used, drives through the field. In effect it wants to be like a F2 race (but a lot cheaper) proving that women racers don't get tired after 30 minutes and they have the talent to deal with longer races. Why not recreate the Formula Atlantic car-spec - a F2 engine crammed into a F3 chassis would really give W-Series race-winner massive kudos: unless that is W-Series is meant to be patronising?"

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2. Posted by Editor, 03/05/2019 15:57

"@ Canuck

The legendary Matt Bishop, comms boss with W Series, tells us: "The USA is one of the countries in which TV broadcast deals have not yet been finalised, but we are working on it flat-out.""

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3. Posted by Canuck, 03/05/2019 14:44

"Do you have news on North America broadcasts?"

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4. Posted by Pipsary, 02/05/2019 20:44

"Take Note F1!"

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