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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,

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