it seems the V8’S won’t disappear from Seven completely next year.
The Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour (February 6-8, 2015) will be broadcast live in its entirety on the Seven Network in 2015.
All 12-hours of the 2015 race will be broadcast on Australia‟s leading free-to-air television network next year with the race to commence on 7mate before switching to the primary Seven station for at least the final three hours of the race.
The starting time of the 2015 race will be brought forward five minutes to 5:55am to accommodate
The milestone announcement marks the first time in the history of the Bathurst 12 Hour that the entire race will have been broadcast live in Australia. A post-produced highlights package will also be produced for international distribution following the conclusion of the Event.
“We are delighted to be partners with the Bathurst 12 Hour. We have a long and deep association with Mount Panorama at Bathurst,” said Saul Shtein, Seven‟s Head of Sport.
“We are focused on building our presence and leadership in major sports across our broadcast television platform and we are looking forward to working with the Bathurst 12 Hour, its partners and the teams to deliver all-encompassing coverage from one of the great motor racing circuits in the world.”
Event Director James O‟Brien said the new partnership with Seven highlighted the growth the Event had experienced in recent years.
“It is a great vote of confidence that the leading free-to-air TV network in Australia is willing to broadcast live the entire 12 hours of the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour. This is a major boost for our partners, sponsors, supporters and competitors who will receive network television airtime around Australia and for our fans, who will be rewarded for their loyalty to the Event with unparalleled coverage.
Further details of the broadcast will be released closer to the event.