Speed Channel Plans 250 Hours Of Motorcycle Programming

Speed Channel Plans 250 Hours Of Motorcycle Programming

© 2002, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.

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Copyright 2002, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.

Speed Channel officials announced during a press conference in Daytona that the cable channel will carry live or same-day coverage of 86 motorcycle events in 2002, along with five hours of motorcycle coverage every Tuesday for a total of 250 hours of Two Wheel Tuesday TV programming this year.

Speed Channel issued a press release which quoted network president Jim Liberatore as saying “Coverage of all forms of motorcycle racing will remain a very significant part of Speed Channel programming. We expect Speed Channel to be a destination for all motorsports fans, and extending this relationship supports Speed Channel’s intention of showcasing many varied aspects of speed.”

Speed Channel is showing 10 hours of live coverage from Daytona this weekend. The AMA Superstock and Supersport races were broadcast live on Friday, March 8. Today, March 9, the AMA Supercross from Daytona will be broadcast live, and tomorrow the Daytona 200 will be broadcast live at 1:00 p.m. EST, following a pre-race show scheduled for 12:30 p.m. EST.

According to the release, this year Speed Channel also plans:

Live or same-day coverage of all 26 World Superbike races.

Coverage of all World Supersport races on Two Wheel Tuesday

Live or same-day coverage of all 16 MotoGP and 250cc Grand Prix World Championship events, with coverage of 125cc GP events on Two Wheel Tuesday

Live coverage of the entire AMA Superbike Series and of the AMA Supersport Series

Coverage of AMA Formula Xtreme races along with highlights of AMA Superstock and AMA 250cc Grand Prix races on Two Wheel Tuesday.

Speed Channel will also continue with its Bike Week and Motorcyclist shows on Two Wheel Tuesday.

The channel is also developing a new program called Ride On, for motorcycle hobbyists.

More information is available from www.speedtv.com or from (704) 455-3500.

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