The European Le Mans Series features teams and manufacturers from all over the world undertaking the 4-hour test of some of Europe’s leading motor-racing circuits including Silverstone, Imola, Red Bull Ring, Paul Ricard, Spa Francorchamps and Estoril. With over 30 cars from LMP2, LMP3 and GTE on the grid at all the 2016 events, and with qualification for the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans race in 2017, this is truly Europe’s leading endurance racing series, featuring some of the very top names in motorsport. LCTV distributes both the live signal as well as a package of highlight programmes, news feeds and team-specific edits.
Our own-packaged series of “mass participation events” has grown year on year. With some of the most gruelling Ironman events, ultra-marathons and triathlons from around the world, this series has consistently been one of our top-selling series. Featuring events such as the ITU World Championships from Australia, the Marathon des Sables from Morocco, the Alpe d’Huez Triathlon, Dakar Marathon and the Adventure Racing World Championships from Brazil, this series of highlight shows provides world class events, top athletes and amazing venues from all corners of the globe and provides something for everyone.
Now in its second year, this massively successful touring car series is taking on the likes of WTCC. This series is very affordable, allowing manufacturers to compete without the vast expense demanded from other sprint racing series – we now feature 14 different teams. Competitors from all over the world have now joined this series, pushing up the number of nationalities represented to 11 and growing race by race. 2 days of sprint races ensure that the live coverage (2 x half hour races) is action packed and the highlights programmes hugely entertaining.
Working with live events specialist Toast Entertainment, LCTV provides networks with the opportunity to take live coverage or highlight programming from a range of Legends events. In 2016 this includes England v Germany in a historic repeat of the legendary World Cup Final of 1966, whilst also bidding farewell to West Ham’s ground of The Boleyn Stadium; and the Battle of Britain between Rangers and Liverpool. All games have a host of famous players, captained by the very best and also feature a wonderful blend of celebrities whose love of the game can exceed that of the players!
One of the original Olympic sports, Modern Pentathlon has undergone something of a revolution in recent years with changes to the original 5-sport format seeing the shoot and running events combined to form a dramatic finale. With fencing, swimming and horse riding preceding the run/shoot element, this is a truly dramatic sport and available in highlight programme format throughout the year with live coverage of the World Championships. With Olympic placings available, competitors from all over the world are eager to qualify ensuring that all events are well attended and very competitive.
LCTV is very proud to partner some illustrious motorsport partners including the prestigious Goodwood package of events – Festival of Speed, Members Meeting and Revival; as well as classic car events such as Le Tour Auto, the Morocco Rally, Spa Classic and every other year, the charming Le Mans Classic to mention a few. All very international in terms of their competitors and available in a variety of means from live coverage, highlights, news and if required special tailor-made edits.
Offering broadcasters a chance to buy some unique programming. LCTV has 3 series of quintessentially British programming – the first two series of fishing programming followed in the footsteps of the iconic 60’s comics as Mr Crabtree taught his son to fish. Our clients have updated the storyline to produce two enchanting series as fishing expert John Bailey travels the best European fishing destinations in his quest to help young anglers follow their dreams. The latest series, Pursuit, is equally enjoyable as we extend the search for both fish and venues around the British Isles and Europe.
LCTV has worked closely with some established Asian-based motorsport events and none more so than the prestigious GT Asia Series. Some 10 years of continuous growth have seen this become one of the region’s most highly-contested GT series and this is now produced for both live broadcast as well as highlight programmes. To stand alongside it is the newly created TCR Asia series produced for highlight programme broadcast. Both series focus on Asian teams and definitely Asian venues as the younger drivers build their skills or local drivers cement their positions!