- New and continuing agreements ensure world-leading television coverage
- Free-to-air global livestream on GT World YouTube channel
Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS will continue to enjoy comprehensive coverage this year thanks to a host of TV and online broadcast agreements.
The competitive action resumes on Sunday (18 April) with a three-hour Endurance Cup contest at Monza, the same venue at which the series made its debut 10 years ago. Today it is an established leader in global GT racing, attracting a significant following from passionate followers around the world.
With an impressive full-season entry list confirmed for 2021, they can look forward to yet more close-fought competition this year. There will be plenty of ways for European fans to experience the action, with a combination of live coverage and highlights airing in Italy (MS Motor), the Netherlands (RTL 7), Portugal (Eleven Sports) and Spain (TV3) among others.
In the United Kingdom, dedicated motorsport channel Sky Sports F1 will broadcast as-live coverage of each Sprint Cup event, as well as two-hour highlights from Endurance Cup races. A new agreement with MBC will ensure event greater coverage and includes all of the countries in which Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS will compete during 2021.
As the season's marquee event, the Total 24 Hours of Spa will receive additional attention. Eurosport will broadcast highlights from the twice-around-the-clock classic to households across the continent, while AutoMoto La Chaîne will show live coverage in France. A new agreement with Sportska TV will take a combination of live action and highlights to Croatia, while local broadcaster RTBF will continue its longstanding partnership in Belgium.
As ever, the series will reach far beyond its Europe roots. The established partnership with CBS Sports will ensure that Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS continues to air as-live in the United States and Canada, while Fox Latin America will show highlights in Mexico and throughout Central and South America. What's more, a new agreement with NSC TV will see live coverage and highlights shown in Brazil.
Fox Sports Asia will extend its association by airing races live or as-live to a list of countries that includes Japan, Malaysia and Thailand. Star Sports will provide the same service in China, while new agreements with MBC and Astro TV will further extend the potential reach across the continent. The continued collaboration with the Asiavision network of channels will take highlights to another 11 territories and to millions more race fans. What's more, the Total 24 Hours of Spa will once again air live in Japan on J Sports.
Australian fans will be able to watch highlights on Fox Sport, while in New Zealand TV3 will broadcast highlights throughout the season. New deals in the Middle East will see MBC carry the series to a wide variety of territories, including the United Arab Emirates and Qatar, while Azam TV's remit includes Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. In Africa, a new partnership with Supersport will take highlights to a wide range of nations across the continent, including South Africa, Nigeria and Ghana, while pan-African station Kwese will provide a similarly extensive service.
In addition to these agreements, the international Motorvision platform will take live coverage and highlights to a vast number of countries and territories across the globe. A leading producer of automotive content, Motorvision’s reach encompasses Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
As ever, fans will once again enjoy access to every racing lap of the 2021 season thanks to free-to-view web streaming across the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS website and social media platforms, including Facebook and the GT World YouTube channel. The same stream will be available through a host of other online outlets, such as Motor Trend on Demand and Motorsport.com.
Away from the live action, a number of global motorsport magazine programmes will feature Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS throughout 2021. These include Mobil 1: The Grid, Sports Unlimited, Pure Outdoor, Look Sport and Action Sport World.
Coverage begins with this weekend’s season opener at Monza, where every session from free practice onwards will air live via the online stream. Fans will enjoy more than seven hours of GT3 cars on-track at the legendary Italian venue, culminating in spectacular fashion when Sunday’s race gets underway at 15.00 CET.
What’s more, the new Fanatec Esports GT Pro Series will launch on Saturday evening with a one-hour Assetto Corsa Competizione contest featuring 24 real-world drivers. The action will begin streaming live from the Fanatec Esports Arena at 18.55 CET, with points on offer towards the Silver Cup and overall teams’ standings.
Once again, comprehensive television broadcasting and live web streaming have been put in place for the season ahead. Every racing fan will have the opportunity to follow the action from start to finish in what promises to be another thrilling season for Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS.