Press release | February 18, 2022
IOM TT is launching a digital channel for full live coverage of the 2022 races and behind the scenes content. The price of the live pass is $24.99.
The following is a press release from IOM TT…
The Isle of Man TT races powered by Monster Energy will return to service in just 100 days, as racing returns to the famous TT Mountain Course for the first time in two years. With more ways to follow the event than ever before, fans around the world can now immerse themselves in all things TT with the launch of TT’s own digital channel, offering comprehensive live coverage and a host of behind the scenes all year round. contents.
Launching this spring, TT’s own digital channel (TT+) will give fans year-round access to TT and its competitors. A full slate of all-new open-access content will be released throughout the year, including an annual feature-length documentary (Fall 2022) and a multi-episode docuseries (Spring 2023).
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But it does not stop there. Original open-access content will arrive massively and quickly on TT+, with unprecedented features, interviews and exclusive in-car action. TT+ will also give fans immediate access to 24 hours of racing highlights from TT’s recent history. TT+ subscribers will also get free access to live events such as the TT Preview Show (April 2022) as well as coverage of TT’s premier Esports competition, coming in the near future.
In June, TT+ will deliver uninterrupted live visual coverage for the first time in TT’s 115-year history, bringing all the action, reaction and information straight to thousands of TT fans around the world via the TT + LivePass. Available for a one-time payment of $24.99, the TT+ Live Pass will reward fans with up to 40 hours of live qualifying and race coverage at TT 2022, including all pre-race preparation and post-race analysis that goes with it.
Isle of Man production company Greenlight Television is behind the live broadcast and has assembled a production team of 200 to capture the TT like never before. With a significant increase in the number of live action cameras found around the course, the experience of watching the TT in real time can now be enjoyed by anyone with an internet connection, no matter where they are. the world.
Covering TT races live also means working from the air with the time trial format dictating the use of not one, but two live camera helicopters. Operating on either side of the mountain course, the twin helical cameras are designed to capture live the true essence of TT racing: the lone rider traversing the Manx countryside at speeds approaching 200mph.
A new on-screen graphics package will help decipher the race as it unfolds, allowing fans to follow those all-important leaderboards, as well as providing real-time updates on competitors racing further down the line. the running order.
Presenting the TT live stream is an experienced team, including TT regulars Matt Roberts and Amy Williams, both highly respected presenters thanks to their work in motorcycling and the Winter Olympics respectively. A new face of the TT, however, is Jennie Gow. The highly acclaimed journalist and broadcaster is making her debut covering the TT after a career spent working on the world’s biggest motorsport events such as Formula 1, MotoGP and Formula E.
Also joining the presenting team is regular BBC sports correspondent Rick Faragher, who will dive deep into the racing awnings to bring you all the latest news and behind-the-scenes developments.
The commentary team includes TT regular Dave Moore, who will share the role of lead commentator with Andrew Coley, whose credits include FIA World Rally Cross, MotoGP and the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Alongside Dave and Andrew as experts, Cameron Donald and Steve Plater, double TT winners.
Informing and entertaining fans since 1964, Radio TT will also return in 2022 with full live coverage of every qualifying session and race. The revamped radio team will for the first time have near complete and continuous control of the entire course, thanks to the introduction of live television broadcasting.
Following in the footsteps of motorsport broadcasting icons such as Murray Walker, Peter Kneale and Geoff Cannell, TT radio coverage will be anchored by the highly respected Steve Day, whose voice will already be known to MotoGP and World Cup fans. Superbike. Joining Steve in the control tower as chief analyst is Chris Boyde, who has commentated on Manx motorsport for years and has unrivaled knowledge of the facts and figures behind TT racing.
Pit lane reporting will be Isle of Man radio personalities Chris Kinley and Beth Espey. Chris will need no introduction to TT fans, having covered the event since 2003, while Beth will likely be a new voice for racing fans. An expert questioner, she brings an instinctive understanding of the Isle of Man’s pride in its biggest event.
Television and radio broadcasts will also benefit from an expanded team of experts who will work across both platforms. Former TT competitors Mark Miller, Horst Saiger, Jenny Tinmouth and Patrick Farrance will be joined by leading journalist John Hogan and current TT competitor Maria Costello MBE, each providing respective expert analysis and a unique insight.
Jennie Gow – “It’s an exciting time for the Isle of Man TT races as the introduction of live coverage brings international recognition to the greatest road race of all time. It’s on my bucket list. buckets for a long time as a motorsport presenter and I can’t wait to join the team on site and bring you all the action We all know how exciting the TT is and that’s why we love it “To be able to share this with so many people is amazing. We’ll be showcasing more than just races; we’ll be showcasing all of the incredible personalities, showcasing their talents and unique mindset as they tackle the challenging mountain course.”
I’m really excited to be part of the TT livestream team. I can’t wait to be on the island and be part of the action as anticipation grows for the return of the legendary road racing event.
matt robert – “It’s not the first time I’ve been part of the TT broadcast team; however, thanks to the introduction of TT+, I would say this is the most exciting year, with by far the most potential. The important thing for me is that we can come together as a broadcast team and really immerse viewers in the action and convey the raw energy and emotion that is synonymous with the spectacular Isle of Man TT races .
I’m sure there will be some real moments from your seat that will really grab viewers. The use of swirl cameras and side cameras alone is going to take the experience to a new level, and for motorsport fans around the world who have yet to experience the TT. It will make them lose their minds. It’s a huge prospect and I’m really looking forward to it.
Cam Donald – “The Isle of Man TT races have always been an important part of my life, first as a competitor and now as a member of the broadcast team and it is hugely exciting. Although I have to say I don’t know what makes me more nervous: working on a live show or racing down Bray Hill on a Superbike, they both get your adrenaline pumping and that’s what it’s all about, excitement.
Living in Australia, I was able to experience first hand the potential of international broadcasting. It’s hard to believe that the love of TT is already so deeply rooted across Australia thanks to existing TV coverage, so live coverage via TT+ will truly expand the opportunities in many countries. This will take the event to the next level and I can’t wait to be a part of it.
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