Australia to get its own SPEED Channel
A NEW television channel, dedicated entirely to motorsport is about to be launched in Australia.
Premier Media Group begins broadcasting on ' Speed' on November 1, offering 24-hours-a-day coverage of all forms of racing.
''Whether it's on four wheels or two, on land or water or in the air - if it goes fast,'' said chief executive David Malone.
''Fans will be able to experience NASCAR like never before with the most extensive broadcast of the Sprint and Nationwide series, with live telecasts of the practice, qualifying and main race, plus Speed will go interactive with 'HotPass' four dedicated driver channels for the Sprint Cup which will include different on-board cameras as well as the audio feed from the pit crew.''
Speed channel manager, James Harrison, said one of the world's premier motorcycle racing series Superbike World Championship would also be covered, commencing early 2011 with Phillip Island.
Jessica Yates will host the coverage of every race, with expert commentary from former 500cc race winner Kevin Magee, who also won the Australian leg of the Superbike World Championship in 1991 and 1992.
Other live action on Speed will include the British and International Speedway, Super X, the GT1 World Championship, Rolex Sports Cars and much more.
SPEED will be available to Foxtel sports subscribers on Channel 50 and Speed HD on Channel 206.