TV rights 2012: Who will show what?


The Motorsport Season 2012 starts slowly resume driving, and therefore there is like the last year has a preview of Racing blog where you can see what racing series.

In 2012, there is again a lot of motor sports on TV to see at the transmitting stations not much has changed. The situation of Internet streams, however, is in motion. So this year there probably for the first time the V8 Supercars Live stream without "Geoblock" in Germany to see. In the two largest motorsport series in the world it is unfortunately different. In Formula 1, there are as recent years have no official stream, but only a live timing for registered users of the web page. Also in NASCAR, it does not look better. There, the Turner Group owns all Internet rights for 2012. And so far made no attempt to stream the race on the internet (apart from the races on TNT, which it then gives the Race Buddy from 10 different perspectives). However, one can hope to next year: the beginning of February, the NASCAR the total online rights, including live streaming options from 2013 Turner bought back.

Overall, however, can find that more and more series spread its product also via the internet via official live streams and interviews. For example, the aforementioned V8 Supercars or the BTCC. Other series transmitted even in part, the whole Race Days with frame Series on the Internet, such as the ADAC GT weekend (apart from the "main event" of the GT Masters) and the FFSA GT (French GT3 Championship). As interesting to also can see that especially the ACO has probably noticed what possibilities the Internet offers. So last year were streamed completely live the ALMS (American Le Mans Series) and the WEC (World Endurance Championship). Some things will never change well, and so there is also this year is no (legal) stream of MotorsTV - a pity, since you some interesting series transfers this year.

The following overview is according to the information available on 4 March, however in the course of the season or extended geupdate if there is new information. Side note: Euro Sport shows its program both live as well as on demand via the Euro Sport Player .

A general overview of the streams we have also put together.

Formula 1

Sky has extended the contract as last year again at 1 year, and shows all the training, qualifications and races. The previews and reviews of the race will come from the Sky Sports News studio. In addition, Jacques Schulz, Marc Surer and Tanja Bauer on site.
There is next to, produced by the FOM "World Feed", three other perspectives:
- Sky racer, a mixture of "World Feed", Highlights, cockpit Channel and produced by sky-site program
- Sky Pitlane, one also produced by the FOM pit lane channel, apparently with additional pit radio
- Control sky, with time screen Trackmap and
The World Feed of Formula 1 is also seen via the browser, iPad, iPhone, xBox 360 or even at skyGo.

In RTL, the transmission will look so much like already the last few years. That is, FP3, Qualifying, Race.
The Friday practice sessions, there will be according to the current information not on Freeview, as Sport 1 gets out of the transmission.

Formula series

GP2 - sky
All races of the GP2 championship will be transfering live on Sky

GP3 - Euro (2)
The race in the GP3 be shown as last year already on Euro Sport (2) live or with delay.

Formula Renault 3.5 - Euro (2)
Also, the Formula Renault 3.5, there is again live or to see As-live on Euro Sport (2).

Auto GP World Series - Euro (2)
Euro Sport (2) transmits live this year all races of AutoGP.

F2 MotorsTV, Stream
The formula 2, there is again this year live on MotorTV. In addition, there should be a official stream on give.

F3 Euro - n-tv (?)
Until now there is no information on whether n-tv again this year, the Formula 3 Euro Series transmits. Indeed, one may hope, even after the sender has the formula shown 3 races of Macau in recent years. If n-tv up inside, the race will be streamed on their website.

European F3 Open - MotorsTV / stream (?)
All races there are probably live or re-live at MotorsTV. In the past year you have the runs also in the stream under shown.

U.S. Racing

NASCAR Sprint Cup - Motorvision / ServusTV
11 races (Daytona + Chase) this year will be shown live on Motorvision. In addition, discussions on the show other selected races live. Of the remaining races will be detailed summaries.
ServusTV always shows this year again the Sprint Cup as a summary of Monday 23 against clock. In addition, it is planned well to transfer some races live, here it is probably just for a night race. Confirms that's not though.

NASCAR Nationwide Series - MotorsTV
MotorsTV plans this year showing all races live or zuzeigen As-Live.

The IndyCar Series will probably not give it in 2012 on German television. Also, the chances of a live stream is rather low.

Touring car

WTCC - €
As usual. Euro Sport is host broadcaster and will show all races + qualifying Euro Sport and Eurosport 2 (live).

BTCC - itv4
The BTCC is shown again this year including the complete Raceday on ITV4. There is also a legal stream, but is equipped with "Geoblock".

Not new.

GT1/GT3/GT Endurance - Stream
The SRO series will be like last year already completely transmitted over the Internet and then asked VoD. To what extent there is a transfer of the GT1 World Championship in Sport 1 (+) is not fixed yet. However, nothing has been entered in the schedule of TV Sport 1, so you have to start from a non-transmission. The stream can be found on the homepage of the respective series.

ADAC GT - cable 1
Despite weak audience Cable 1 continues to adhere to the ADAC GT Masters, the races are, however, now started at 12:15 only. Whether the frames races (like 2011) Sent back via Internet stream, is still uncertain.

VLN - Sport 1 (summaries)
It will be shown excerpts from the race in different programs (DMAX, engine vision, Sport 1), but not more. The 24H will run at Sport 1.

Porsche Supercup - Sky/Euro2
Sky broadcasts the series also in 2012. Should also be featured at Euro Sports (2).

Porsche Cup - Sport 1 (+)?
Sport 1 (+) is probably again show the race of the Porsche Carrera Cup. In addition, there should be a live stream.

Scirocco Cup - MotorsTV/Sport1 (+)
Runs on MotorsTV. May also be seen on Sport 1 (+). In addition, VW had a hidden Live Stream offering that could be there again this year last year.

V8 Supercars - MotorsTV (1 week time lag) / LiveStream
MotorsTV. Bathhurst 1000 will be shown live, the rest with delay (1 day - 1 week). There is also a Live Stream under , in which some of the support races are seen.

Super Star Series - MotorsTV
The interesting and well occupied Italy Serie running live on MotorsTV.

International GT Open - MotorsTV
The race of the South European Championship embossed there again on MotorsTV and with official Live Stream ( to see this year).

GT Sprint - MotorsTV
The race of the Sprint GT (goes along with the Superstars series), there is again this year live on MotorsTV.

Ferrari Challenge Europa - MotorsTV
Live on MotorsTV


WEC - Euro 2
Euro Sport (2) transfers the race well again this year. The extent to which the races are broadcast not yet clear. In addition, there could be a live stream again.

LMS - MotorsTV
The LMS is running this year on MotorsTV, also there will be a live stream. The extent to Radio Le Mans reports of the races, is not yet clear.

24 H Le Mans - Euro Sport
Also in this year we will complete the 24 hours live at Euro Sport.

ALMS - MotorsTV
MotorsTV will again show the most races in the ALMS live this year. There is also the race that you can not live shows As-Live. Also planned again: a good live stream on the website of the series with the commentary of the guys from Radio Le Mans.

GrandAm - MotorsTV
The race of the GrandAm there this year MotorsTV fals speed also broadcast live. Otherwise, there is the race with delay.


Super GT
The most interesting Super GT is unfortunately könnnen pursue at best over a stream from the infinite edges of the Internet this year.

Formula Nippon
Also, the Formula Nippon there will probably not be seen in a legal way.


Turismo Carretera / TRV6 / TC2000
The highest Argentine racing class, there are 2012 via (apparently) official stream on / tcarretera . Also a live stream there are silhouettes series TRV6 (under ). The quality of both streaming deals is, however, as the saying goes, in the eye of the beholder. Probably the best touring car series in South America, the TC2000, is, unfortunately, probably will continue to provide no official stream.

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7 Comments on "TV rights 2012: Who is it?"

  1. March 5, 2012 at 13:19

    car gp car gp is now called world series =)

  2. Philip
    March 5, 2012 at 13:40

    The LMS is shown on Motors TV Live / as-live. This has been confirmed by Motors TV so.

  3. Caution
    March 5, 2012 at 14:03

    Both are set correctly, especially also the important thing with the Auto GP World Series. ;)
    Thank you both!

  4. Dennis
    March 13, 2012 at 22:53

    Nch an addendum as the "new" Sky coverage should look like, if not yet been read: =

  5. Caution
    March 14, 2012 at 03:19

    Good point is updated, thank you!

    In general, we will try to keep this page throughout the season to date. If you notice something so bitter welcome to contact any time!

  6. March 14, 2012 at 18:27

    there is something new regarding the transmission of fp1 / 2 in the free tv?

  7. January 29, 2013 at 12:57

    Hmm is anyone else Encountering problems with the pictures on
    this blog loading? I'm trying to deterministic mine if its a problem on my end or if it's the blog.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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