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Freesat adds Motorsport.tv to its line-up

UK free-to-air satellite platform Freesat has added Motorsport.tv to its channel line-up.

motorsport_tv_freesatThe racing and automotive channel will be available in as part of Freesat’s news and sports offering on channel number 253.

The move marks Motorsport.tv’s first steps into subscription-free TV in the UK and also underlines Freesat’s focus on offering its viewers as much free sporting content as possible.

“Motorsport.tv is a very welcome addition to Freesat’s roster, providing 24/7 motoring action to our viewers while bolstering our sports offering,” said Alistair Thom, Freesat’s managing director.

“With an impressive depth and breadth of programming, Motorsport.tv’s arrival represents Freesat’s continued commitment to offering high-quality subscription-free TV.”

Motorsport.tv’s vice-president of distribution, Roberto Perez said: “Motorsport.tv‘s launch on Freesat boosts our reach to more than 27 million households across the world.

“Freesat viewers in the UK will enjoy access to numerous live championships, including the FIA World Endurance Championship, Australian Supercars Championship, European Le Mans Series and TCR Europe Series, as well as two-wheeled action including the FIM World Motocross Championship.”

Motorsport.tv first launched as Motors TV in France in 2000 and has since expanded to cover multiple European territories in several languages, having rebranded as Motorsport.tv in March 2017.

Freesat provides more than 200 channels of free recordable TV, as well as access to catch-up and on-demand services like BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All4, YouTube and Netflix.