Championship organisers are excited to announce that a comprehensive TV package has been put in place to provide extended coverage for the TCR UK Touring Car Championship in 2022.
As well as live streaming coverage, a one-hour highlights programme from each of the season’s seven meetings will be broadcast on FreeSports HD and other syndicated channels.
Following on from the success of 2021 that saw grid numbers and the profile of the series significantly increase, together with the recent announcement that TCR UK will become a stand-alone championship in 2022, organisers are embracing this forward momentum by commissioning TV production company TDI Media to film and broadcast the 15-round, seven-meeting season.
Each programme – airing under the name of TCR UK TV – will feature highlights from the day’s competition together with driver interviews and behind-the-scenes features, using state-of-the-art equipment including in-car 360° cameras.
Jake Sanson will provide the race commentary alongside Andy McEwan and Paul O’Neill, who will report from the pit lane and paddock.
Programmes are scheduled to be shown within a fortnight of the events taking place, initially on FreeSports HD and then syndicated to other channels, both in the UK and overseas. Following the broadcasts, the programmes will be uploaded onto the championship’s online platforms.
In addition, TCR UK will continue to be live-streamed in 2022, with filming and production carried out by Hayfisher Productions at the first two events and then Alpha Live for the remaining five, in a move that will enable fans to watch the action as it happens as well as catching up with the highlights programme at a later date.
“With the championship moving forward at a pace in 2021, we’re stepping things up even further in 2022”, explains Championship Manager Stewart Lines. “Next season’s coverage will be more extensive than ever with our new bespoke TV package coupled to live streaming output at every meeting.
“We’re confident that introducing top quality highlights programmes will expand the reach of the championship even further by broadcasting to new and existing audiences, not just in the UK but in other countries too. It’s another step forward in the development of the championship and one which we’re sure will appeal to drivers, teams, commercial partners and fans.”
FreeSports HD is a free-to-air television channel accessible via Freeview HD channel 64, Sky HD channel 422, Virgin HD 553, TalkTalk 64, BT Vision channel 64, Samsung TV Plus and the FreeSports Player: www.freesportsplayer.tv