Two Year TV Deal for Aussie Superbikes
Australian Superbike Championship confirms 2-year International television deal
DECEMBER 15, 2006
Australia’s two-wheel talent factory will be showcased to the globe across the 2007-2008 Australian Superbike Championship seasons, with details of an extensive television deal announced today.
It is the first time in the history of the premier national series that coverage will extend from a national to a diverse international audience, with regions including New Zealand, Asia and Europe all set to receive the quality broadcast produced by AVE Pty Ltd.
The television package will consist of 20 hours of in-depth racing coverage, covering the Superbike and Supersport classes as well as supports.
Brokered by the Australasian Superbike Company (AUSCO), the announcement is a major coup for the national series, with coverage not only providing a closer look at our star riders and classes but also extending the sponsorship value and possibilities for teams and riders alike.
AUSCO Director and Promoter of the YMF Loan Australian Superbike Championship, Terry O’Neill said that in excess of 55 countries would now be able to witness the tense Superbike battle that local racegoers enjoy.
“Australia has long been recognised as a rich source of talent in the motorcycle racing field so it is fitting that we are able to announce this deal which will showcase our premier riders to a potential audience of many hundreds of millions,” said O’Neill.
“We are delighted to extend our partnership with AVE into the 2007 and 2008 seasons; this is the first time the Australian Superbike Championship has had a multi-year deal in its history.”
“This deal will provide certainty to our competitors, sponsors and all stakeholders so they can now plan their involvement in the ASC series for more than just one year.”
“AUSCO is pleased to be able to continue the association with SBS and Fox Sports and extend our reach into other free-to-air and Pay TV channels in other countries.”
“Each round will receive a dedicated two and half hours coverage, with the new double header rounds at Queensland Raceway and Winton to receive five hours.”
“We are also excited to announce support for mobile phone television viewers, with selected networks offering fans the chance to catch all the action, wherever they may be!”
The following regions and countries will have access to coverage of the 2007 and 2008 Australian Superbike Championship:
Australia, New Zealand, Europe.
Pacific Basin (The Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Samoa, Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, Nuie, Marianas, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Tahiti, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis, Futana).
Asia (Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Peoples Republic of China, East Timor, Federated States of Micronesia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Laos, Nepal, Sri-Lanka, Tibet, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Japan, Macua, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar (Burma), North Korea, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Republic of China (Taiwan), Thailand, Vietnam.