WBD makes broadcast enhancements to Speedway GP coverage

Warner Bros. Discovery Sports is to produce every race of the 2023 FIM Speedway GP season for live and on-demand coverage across all its platforms, with new enhancements.

Warner Bros. Discovery will broadcast 2023 FIM Speedway GP on discovery+ and Eurosport App, with live coverage and highlights television coverage on Eurosport (Pan-Euro and Asia). Also joined by free-to-air network coverage on Quest (UK), TTV (Poland), 6’eren (Denmark), Kanal 9 (Sweden) and Eurosport 1 (Germany).

Warner Bros. Discovery’s coverage of the Speedway GP season will also feature new innovations and enhanced on-screen graphics. This includes more camera angles, live race data including rider speed and standings across each lap and 3D track presentations will be displayed before each round.

Scott Young, SVP content and production at Warner Bros. Discovery Sports Europe, said: “Our first season as the promoter and host broadcaster of Speedway Grand Prix provided us with a unique opportunity to apply a new approach to a much loved  sport. Our Events and Content teams had a blank canvas to map out exactly how we could unpack everything this exhilarating competition has to offer. We wanted to connect the stars of the sport to their fans in new and innovative ways, showcasing an entertainment spectacle around the teams and riders. Our ambition was to expand engagement by connecting fans to the sport in ways they couldn’t ordinarily gain access to. We had to be authentic for existing fans whilst introducing SGP to a new casual audience.

“After reaching tens of millions of fans last year through our all-platform approach, which combines the scale of Warner Bros. Discovery’s channels and digital platforms with broad free-to-air access through our partners, we are excited to return with even more action-packed features, innovative production techniques, camera angles, and storytelling tools that will truly highlight the spectacle that is speedway. All this supports our mission to continue the growth of the sport for all to enjoy.”

Warner Bros. Discovery’s coverage of the 2022 FIM Speedway GP was broadcasted across 110 countries in five continents. On its own platforms, the racing event generated more than 23 million minutes.

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