Race organisers for the Bathurst 12 Hour have today announced their broadcast plans for the 2013 race (8–10 February).
Free online streaming will continue, as we’ve enjoyed in previous years. Further improving the online coverage will be four additional live streams from on-board cameras placed in specially selected cars.
The improvement in online presence comes thanks to a new agreement between the organisers and Sydney production house AVE. Greg Sita, AVE’s director, says: “We are committed to raising the bar in 2013 and that includes the introduction of live onboard cameras throughout Sunday’s race, which will be coupled with cameras right around the circuit to get every angle and capture every moment.
“The online coverage is very important and 2013 will be the best yet.”
Pleasingly the AVE deal will also bring the Bathurst 12 Hour back to free-to-air television. AVE produces Speedweek for SBS and they will broadcast a three-hour highlights package on 17 February.
“With a quick turnaround we will then showcase all of the most exciting moments into a three-hour program on Speedweek the following weekend in what is set to be a big show.” Sita added.
It’s not the live television coverage we’d like to see for the 12 Hour, but at least it’s on a free-to-air network with a strong national reach.
Racegoers have not been left out, either, with two large screens returning to trackside. One will be viewable from pit straight, while another will be placed on top of the mountain.
[Source: Bathurst 12 Hour]