W系列,the all-new international single-seater racing championship for female drivers only,has signed a deal with Channel 4,one of the UK's leading terrestrial free-to-air broadcasters,to show high-definition live coverage of each of the six races in the W Series calendar.
Live motorsport coverage is currently rarely broadcast on UK terrestrial channels,使之成为具有里程碑意义的合作伙伴关系。Programming will also include build-up and behind-the-scenes insights from each circuit,qualifying,以及全场比赛。
"This is a historic moment for us," said Catherine Bond Muir,W系列首席执行官。"The UK,with its incredible love of motorsport,is a cornerstone market for W Series,还有什么比我们所有女性单座赛车的现场报道更好的参与和娱乐方式呢？Channel 4 is the ideal broadcast partner and we're delighted to be working with them as we introduce the world to this exciting new concept."
前一级方程式车手和多个大奖赛冠军，W系列咨询委员会主席，David Coulthard,said: "I've had the privilege of working with Channel 4 as a Formula 1 万博体育commentator for many years and I'm thrilled that their appetite for live motorsport has grown to cover W Series too.第四频道在一级方程式比赛中的经验将证明是非常宝贵的，因为我们一起为观众制作了一个引人入胜的节目，fans,partners and sponsors alike."
Channel 4 was established in 1982 as the UK's fourth terrestrial channel and has broadcast many of the UK's favourite shows including Grand Designs,The Inbetweeners,Gogglebox and The Great British Bake Off.
频道4调试编辑体育，Joe Blake-Turner,said: "We're thrilled to be bringing live coverage of W Series to terrestrial audiences.Women have been under-represented in motorsport for far too long and who knows,this exciting format could be the first step towards producing a female Formula 1 champion in the not-too-distant future."