As the world and its technology continues to progress at an exponential rate, it’s no surprise that many are finding themselves glued in front of their computer or laptop monitor more often than their television screen. Most major television networks has already grasped on to the concept, many of them allowing the streaming of their popular shows online a day or two after it’s been shown on television. Needless to say we were more than excited to hear the announcement from the SCCA that the World Challenge Races will be available over the Internet at www.speedcasttv.com. And much like most of our favorite television shows, the races will be available a day after they are broadcast on TV, rather than live. We’ll finally have something to complement our endless nights of watching Top Gear on the ‘Web. More importantly though, this helps keep our love of motorsports alive and well, satisfying every sponsor’s urge for additional impressions on their ad dollars. The full release from SCCA is available after the jump.
[Source: World Challenge]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
World Challenge Races To Be Available Over the Internet at SpeedcastTV.com
TOPEKA, Kan. (March 11, 2010) – WC Vision has announced today a partnership with Speedcast Productions that will bring World Challenge Championship fans an opportunity to watch every 2010 race broadcast anywhere in the world, from a computer.
Beginning with the season-opening Acura Sports Car Challenge of St Petersburg, all World Challenge races will be available for viewing on SpeedcastTV.com the day after each race airs on Versus in HD. SpeedcastTV.com has set up a special section called World-ChallengeTV that will deliver all series races and video.
In addition to replaying the Versus broadcast, SpeedcastTV.com will have exclusive in-car footage, features and outtakes not seen during the television broadcast.
“We are excited to have SpeedcastTV.com partner with us to bring World Challenge races to our fans over the internet,” WC Vision VP, Marketing and Communications Dave Drimmie said. “Many of our fans have asked us to provide our races to them over the internet and we are happy to announce this will be the case going forward from our first race in 2010.”
Speedcast Productions has created the most comprehensive and cost-effective video production and delivery program in motorsports. Leveraging extensive live production capabilities, powerful online tools and relationships throughout the television industry, Speedcast has positioned itself on the cutting edge of streaming video production.
All World Challenge races on SpeedcastTV.com can be accessed directly by visiting www.world-challengetv.com.
“I’ve been a fan of World Challenge for a long time, and their brand of super-competitive wheel-to-wheel racing is a perfect fit for Speedcast’s growing online network,” said Speedcast President Clark Cambern said. “World-ChallengeTV is going to give fans all over the world the chance to connect with the series like never before, and I’m very excited to see this come together.”
Since its inception in 2006, Speedcast has produced and delivered video coverage of over 60 road, oval and kart races. In 2009, Speedcast provided live coverage of the SCCA National Championship Runoffs.
Sanctioned by SCCA Pro Racing, the 12-race 2010 World Challenge Championship begins March 26-28 with a doubleheader race weekend at the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. For more information, please visit www.world-challenge.com.