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WHEEL-TO-WHEEL ACTION, gut-wrenching retirements, the challenge of racing through the night – the Le Mans 24 Hours is one of the most eagerly anticipated events of each motorsport season.
From January 1 2018, the entire video history of the famous race will have a new home, with the massive collection of event films and video available on Motorsport Network’s TV and online properties. These outlets will become the only online home where the entire history of official films can be seen.
What that means is more than 70 films of Le Mans races over the years – including every official film of the event from 1954 onwards – will become available to view on the Network’s new Motorsport.tv broadband platform.
“The 24 Hours of Le Mans is the greatest race in the world with an amazingly rich history,” says Zak
Brown, chairman of the Network.
“Our worldwide audience will be able to enjoy this exclusive content, not only on our TV network but also on Motorsport.tv on demand.
“We will become the only online home where fans can watch the entire official ACO library of Le Mans films. All our viewers will need to do is watch on their favourite device or stream it on their large TV monitor.”
The long-term partnership will continue to showcase future races on Motorsport.tv, which broadcasts each round of the World Endurance Championship, as well as highlights from Le Mans each year, and attracts more than 185million page views per month across 28 global editions in 81 countries in 17 different languages.
“We are delighted to join forces with Motorsport.tv to present the amazing history of 24 Hours of Le Mans to such an incredible global audience,” says
ACO President Pierre Fillon. “The ACO has worked closely with Motorsport Network and Motorsport.tv for many years and their ever-expanding reach will help us further promote the legend of Le Mans to our growing international fan base.”
The archive will also be available on Motorsport.tv’s upcoming overthe-top (OTT) on-demand streaming mobile app, which means the Le Mans films will be available on the go.
“Our objective is to create new and innovative user experiences around the content,” explains Eric Gilbert,