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Motorsport Network acquires Motors TV


Creating a TV anywhere home for performance motoring and motorsport.

November 18, 2016, Miami, FL. Motorsport Network today announced the acquisition of , consolidating the world’s largest automotive motorsport digital technology business with a global broadcast operation.

The acquisition of the broadcaster that reaches more than 30 million homes with 130 rights agreements and 700 live events annually will become the backbone of Motorsport.tv, a performance motoring and motorsport OTT video broadcast network.

“Today’s news to expand our commitment to automotive from the global digital presence we are building with and our digital motorsport estate including Motorsport.com and Autosport.com into the broadcast arena is a bold step to build a genuinely integrated platform across small and large screen alike.

“The investment will enable us to create the very first dedicated broadcast ‘home’ in our expert areas of performance motoring and motorsport,” said Zak Brown, Motorsport.com ‘s Chairman.

will be absorbed into Motorsport.tv and provide fans with new original programming formats spanning performance road car content to the live telecast of premier World Championship motorsport.

“The revised and expanded service will graduate to full HD status in March 2017 and aside from enriching the scope of programming and enhancing the broadcast format, fans will be able to access the home of performance motoring and motorsport via a wide array of platforms from desktop, mobile, tablet, streaming devices, gaming consoles, connected televisions to set-top devices such as Apple TV, Amazon Fire Roku.

“We have a simple three point mission to deliver new content in better quality available everywhere at any time. This agreement cements these ambitions and Motorsport Network’s huge digital community from Motorsport.com to Autosport.com and will be able to access this enriched service seamlessly.

“Motorsport.tv will bring road car and racing fans as well as advertisers together in a home for motoring motorsport in a fashion that has never previously existed,” said Jean-Luc Roy, ‘s Founder.

was founded in 2000 and today operates five international feeds in six languages originating in France, the UK, North Latin America and an international feed.

2017 will mark its transition from traditional linear broadcasting to a Video on Demand (VOD) service with the launch of Motorsport.tv‘s new digital platform.

The acquisition of follows the recent purchase of and F1 Racing brands and is the next stage in fusing the dynamic culture of Motorsport Network with the heritage and provenance of . The addition of the broadcast capability of will deliver a 360-degree digitally-connected approach to fuse the passion points of cars, bikes and racing with a global legion of fans.

For more information, please contact:-

Liam Clogger, Vice President of Communications, Motorsport Network

E-mail: lc@motorsport.com Phone: +44 (0)7585 607090

About Motorsport Network

Motorsport Network is a vertically integrated automotive motorsport business headquartered in Miami, FL. The technology business manages a global broadcast network, live events, and multiple websites, social networks and e-commerce, gaming, analytics editorial syndication platforms operating in 16 languages across 60 international markets. The business is founded on the principle of engaging audiences around automotive motorsport content to provide clients with integrated solutions to connect with this global audience.

For more information on the Network’s websites, please visit: http://www.motorsportnetwork.com

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