Ten to screen just six V8 races live from 2015

Network Ten will show six of the V8 Supercars races live when it takes on the broadcast from Seven in 2015, opting for a highlights package on Sunday afternoon on the main channel at 4pm.

It was announced before Christmas Ten and Fox Sports had signed a record $241m deal with V8s for the rights, with Fox Sports to broadcast every test, practice and race live.

V8s had previously told Mumbrella there would be no drop in coverage on free-to-air TV, saying: “We can assure our fans that there will be more free to air and more pay television, so more content in total.”

Current rights holders Seven Network showing every race live on either the main channel or digital offshoots. There are 15 races in the calendar for the tour this season.

The six races Ten will broadcast live are the Bathurst 1000, the Adelaide 500, the Gold Coast 600, the Sydney 500, the Townsville 500 and the Sandown 500.

Motorsport magazine show RPM will also return to Ten, with hour-long highlight shows to air on One at 8:30pm on Staurday and Sunday, and 11:30pm on the main channel.

Ten CEO Hamish McLennan, said: “Ten will bring viewers and advertisers the six best races – live and free – plus compelling highlights packages of all the other races. We have worked closely with V8 Supercars to ensure free-to-air television viewers receive comprehensive and engaging coverage on both Ten and One.

“It will be a compelling offer and we cannot wait to get it on air.”



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