The Australian Racing Group has announced broadcast production company Supercars Media will produce and deliver the coverage of the 2020 Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships as well as the Bathurst 6 Hour and new Bathurst International.
The deal will result in a high quality product broadcast by the Seven to provide an outstanding package for fans.
The combination of Supercars Media, renowned around the world for its cutting edge motorsport broadcasts coupled with dynamic ARG categories which include the carsales TCR Australia Series, S5000, Touring Car Masters, Trans Am Series and V8 Touring Cars, will provide fans with world class motorsport entertainment on the channels of Seven.
All seven rounds of the Shannons Motorsport Championships will be broadcast live and free on Seven, while every moment of Saturday and Sunday’s track action will be delivered live via the network’s digital offering, 7plus.
The deal will include broadcasting of the two events at the world-famous Mount Panorama – the Hi-Tec Bathurst 6 Hour on April 10-12 and the Bathurst International on November 13-15.
ARG CEO Matt Braid said: “Having worked with Nathan and the team in Supercars Media in the past, there is no doubt they one of the best producers of motorsport in the world.
“Their reputation is unrivalled as is evident by the number of awards they have won and the influence they have had on global motorsport broadcasts.
“It also ensures that the vision that the fans see, both on their televisions at home, online through social applications and via the live stream, will be of the highest standard.
“It’s fantastic that we have been able to come to an agreement that will bring TCR Australia, S5000 and our other great categories to life, not only on the live and free Seven broadcasts, but also on the 7plus streaming application.”
Supercars Media GM of TV and content Nathan Prendegast said: “Supercars Media is excited to be able to deliver the broadcast product for ARG and Motorsport Australia in 2020.
“Our speciality is world class motorsport TV, so it’s a natural fit for us to collaborate with ARG to ensure fans get a level of coverage they expect.
“Having worked closely with their team for many years I’m confident we have the right team to make outstanding motorsport television.”
Supercars Media has been responsible for the production of the Supercars Championship since 2007, creating and broadcasting motorsport vision that is regarded as a global industry leader.
Supercars Media’s television broadcast of the Bathurst 1000 has won seven Logie Awards for the Most Outstanding Sports Coverage. The most recent being the 2017 Bathurst 1000.
The company also looks after the broadcast of the Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour, also broadcast on the channels of Seven since 2015.
ARG’s coverage will be delivered by Andrew Janson, Executive Producer of Broadcast for ARG along with the Supercars Media Team led by Nathan Prendergast, Supercars Media General Manager of Television and Content, with Nicole Cornelius as the series producer.
An exciting new commentary line-up, will also feature as another of the new initiatives for the Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships broadcast and the team will be confirmed in due course.
The opening round of the Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships will be held at Sydney Motorsport Park on March 27-29.
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