SBS to broadcast S5000 debut live on free-to-air TV
SBS has confirmed that they will extend their TV coverage of the Shannons Nationals to include all races of the debut S5000 series.
An extra hour will be added to both Saturday and Sunday broadcasts to cover the S5000 race on each day.
Saturday’s broadcast will feature Race 1 of the carsales TCR Australia Series and the first S5000 race from 1pm to 3pm. On Sunday, two TCR races, plus the S5000 feature race will be broadcast from 12pm to 3pm.
Shannons Nationals Director Michael Smith said “we’re absolutely thrilled to be adding another one hour of live free-to-air television coverage on both Saturday and Sunday for the Shannons Nationals at Sandown and The Bend.”
“An extra hour of SBS coverage is a terrific result for motor sport fans and we are very grateful for SBS’ ongoing support of our events in 2019.”
“Of course, our dedicated Shannons Nationals live stream will run on both Saturday and Sunday, meaning everyone around the world will be able to tune in to Sandown and see the debut of the S5000 Series…”
Fans in Australia can watch the SBS broadcast in HD on SBS HD, as well as the live stream via SBS On Demand.
SBS previously streamed the inaugural season of the W Series earlier this year.
Australian Racing Group Director Matt Braid, category promoter of S5000, said “thanks to the support from SBS, we have had a fantastic start to the 2019 carsales TCR Australia Series with fans enjoying every race live and in HD on SBS.”
“The TCR category has impressed fans with its close and highly competitive racing at each round so far, and we can’t wait to showcase the excitement and spectacle of S5000 as well in the upcoming broadcast.”