More than fifteen nationalities are represented by teams and drivers on the entry list for the 2013 European Le Mans Series season. It was therefore important to organise high-level television coverage and to see the races broadcast in numerous countries. The organisers are delighted to report that the potential number of households taking the highlights exceeds 600 million, with another potential 600+ million watching coverage through motorsport shows. The number of countries in which the ELMS will be visible in 2013 is likely to be more than 100.
In Europe, TV coverage will be provided in 12 countries by a network of satellite, cable or internet providers. With 18.5 million potential households Europe-wide, Motors TV will broadcast all five races of the season live on its satellite and cable network. In Italy live coverage of every round – all 3 hours of the race – will be broadcast on the internet Sportube channel, as well as one-hour recaps on the Italian website, PRS Motomedia. In Germany, the SPORT1+ satellite network will broadcast one hour resumés of each race while Sport Klub in Hungary (1.45 million households) and in Poland (4.2 million households) will provide a one-hour summary for each event. The 600,000 subscribers of the Portuguese Sport TV satellite channel will be able to follow the outcome of each round through a one-hour highlights package. Cable channels Sport 5 (Czech Republic), Viasat / TV2 Sport (2.5 million homes – Denmark), and Nelonen Media (300,000 subscribers – Finland) will also broadcast condensed packages of the season’s five races.
However, the European Le Mans Series is not just confined to Europe, but will enjoy worldwide coverage! On the American continent, each event will be shown as highlights on the Brazilian pay TV channel Band Sports (2.5 million subscribers), and in the United States a one-hour package will be available on Speed Channel (more than 72 million subscribers) as well as on the Race Fans TV website.
The Middle East and Africa will broadcast a one-hour ELMS programme on their Orbit Showtime Networks and Supersport channels, representing respectively 900,000 and 3.5 million subscribers.
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At least seven international channels will also broadcast news coverage throughout the season, diffusing information into 60 countries. Amongst them are Eurovision, SNTV and Omnisport who will show news coverage, while motorsport shows on Motorsport Mundial (140 million homes reached), Max Power (520 million), Planet Speed (230 million), Mobil 1 The Grid will also feature ELMS.
Radio Le Mans, an integral service for loyal fans worldwide, will cover all the races live on the internet throughout the whole European Le Mans Series.
More information on: www.europeanlemansseries.com
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