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Blancpain GT Set for Increased Global TV Coverage

Increased global TV coverage for Blancpain GT Series in 2017…

Photo: Vision Sport Agency

Photo: Vision Sport Agency

The Blancpain GT Series has revealed its worldwide TV schedule, featuring an increased presence on the Pan-European Eurosport network.

The Total 24 Hours of Spa will again be broadcast live from start to finish, through the different channels covering the highlight of the season.

To serve the ever-increasing fanbase, organizer SRO Motorsports Group has confirmed the existing broadcast agreements, and secured some important additions to the coverage.

One of the new agreements concerns Pan-European network Eurosport. All Sprint Cup races will again be broadcast live or as live across Eurosport 1 and Eurosport 2, together with Spa.

New-for-2017 is that the live coverage will be extended to three additional Endurance events, with the races in  Silverstone, Circuit Paul Ricard and the season finale in Barcelona featuring extensive live broadcasts.

It brings us to a total of 15 hours of live broadcast supplemented by a further 15 hours of extended highlights shows broadcast in a regular Tuesday evening slot. 

Other broadcasters have extended their coverage as well.

In Europe, Motorsport TV (formerly known as Motors TV) will cover all rounds live, with BT Sport in the UK showing the Sprint events live and highlights of the endurance races, as will Sport TV in Portugal.

Several other national networks will have extensive highlight programs. Belgian broadcaster RTBF will again have extensive live coverage of Spa.

SRO has also welcomed back FOX Australia, which joins FOX Latin America and FOX Asia in showing extended highlights of every round. 

To serve the American fans, CBS Sports Network continues its combination of live coverage and highlights in the U.S. and Canada, while Turkish network NTV will bring highlights as well.

Some global motorsports programs also carry the championship, such as Mobil 1 The Grid, Sports Unlimited, Pure Outdoor, Only Live Once and Action Sport World.

Apart from this extensive television coverage, the races will continue to be streamed live on the official website of the series,

New for this year is that French commentary will now be available for all ten rounds of the series.

Commentary in both French and English (Sprint and Endurance) will be available, with multiple Grand Prix-winner John Watson giving his expert insights on the series. Watson will be joined by either David Addison or Bruce Jones.

French commentary for all ten races will be provided by motorsports expert Laurent Mercier joined by experienced journalists Thomas Bastin, Fabien Gérard, Julien Billiotte and Vincent Franssen.

The races can also be seen on the Nismo TV YouTube channel.

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