MOTORSPORT MEDIA PROUDLY ANNOUNCES A NEW RANGE OF VIDEO PRODUCTION SERVICES INCLUDING LIVE STREAM COVERAGE VIA NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH TAPES UP PRODUCTIONS.
Ahead of the 2018 motor racing season, Motorsport Media are proud to offer our partners a live stream and television service to complement our current radio and media services, thanks to a new, long-term partnership with broadcast service agency Tapes Up Productions.
After working closely together during the 2017 Cool-FAB British Minibike Championship season, Motorsport Media owner Lester Forbes and Tapes Up Productions’ Alex Raby have forged a new working relationship to create a fresh and cost-effective option for Championships, promoters and the industry, to offer live streaming for race meetings, events and more.
By combining the live broadcast, talent management and social media experience of Motorsport Media with the video production expertise of Tapes Up Productions, the new partnership is well placed to provide your all-in-one media services or compliment your existing portfolio.
Speaking about the announcement, Forbes explained:
“This new relationship helps us provide our clients with a more competitive video and live stream service than what we have been able to offer before. With multiple years of experience streaming live visual radio coverage, and our team having decades-worth of live production management, we have consistent production values, ensuring a reliable, quality output for consumers and prospective clients alike.
“Our new Video and Live Streaming services also tie-in fantastically with our other visual/PR packages. Designed specifically with racers, teams and events in mind, we have a faster product output than others in the market, whilst utilising social/digital media to full effect”.
Motorsport Media’s latest package comes as preparations for 2018 get well underway. With many PR and broadcasting clients to be announced over the next few months, and still time to book the company for your requirements, the upcoming season is looking to be one of expansion and further reach.
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The Classic 2CV racing club has chosen Motorsport Media to provide live radio streaming, commentary and technical expertise for the Liqui Moly 2CV 24hr race of 2017 and chosen the Motorsport Radio® brand as a live radio, video and promotional platform.
It’s the second consecutive year Motorsport Media has been tasked with covering the BARC 24hr event. The commentary team will consist of 2CV club member Lewis Beales and race driver Christine Savage, along with professional commentator and journalist Adam Weller and Motorsport Media director Lester Forbes.
Motorsport Radio® will also carry live video coverage of the event on www.motorsport.radio, simulcast with BARC TV. As well as heavy promotion on social media, the 2017 marathon event is likely to be one to remember for a long time!.
The European Broadcast Union (EBU) has chosen Motorsport Radio to become a pioneer of digital radio and receive a new .radio domain as one of only a few exclusive websites.
As a member of the EBU’s pioneer programme for its new TLD .radio, Motorsport Radio will change its address to become www.motorsport.radio immediately and will help engage in promoting the new .radio domains to the radio community before it’s public launch.
.radio TLD Manager for the EBU Alain Artero said “While enjoying a high degree of exclusivity and visibility, these pioneers will be ambassadors for the “.radio” TLD, participating alongside the EBU and the Radio Community in the development of a new digital radio territory.”
Motorsport Radio was selected to become a radio ambassador and pioneer based on variety, promotion efforts and its visibility.
Lester Forbes, Owner of Motorsport Media and the Motorsport Radio brand said “This is a brilliant and unique opportunity to be among the very first in the world to showcase ourselves and our services to the radio community.
I’m absolutely thrilled that Motorsport Radio has been designated as a pioneer of digital radio, being passionate about making radio all my life, this really is a highlight, this is a very special thing indeed.”
Less than 80 sites in the world have been allocated a .radio TLD by the EBU ahead of the domains launch for general availability in November 2017.
Note to editors
motorsport.radio was launched in September 2016 by Motorsport Media Ltd to become one of the worlds most recognised radio and motorsport brands.
The EBU was awarded the responsibility for managing the .radio TLD by ICANN and will become one of a very few community TLDs. Community TLDs are intended for community groups operating their own TLD for an economic sector, a cultural community or a linguistic community. For more information on the launch of the .radio domains visit www.nic.radio
Established motorsports commentator, Alex Raby, joins the Cool FAB Racing British Minibikes Championship as lead commentator for Motorsports Radio, the exclusive providers of live radio coverage to the Championship.
Alex brings with him over ten years’ experience across a variety of motorsports including; Speedway racing, the UK Flat Track Championship, FIM Ice Speedway World Championship, Sidecar World Championship and the X Trial World Championship.
Crispin Vitoria, Managing Director of Cool Motor Racing, the company delivering Cool Milk’s 10-year sponsorship deal with FAB Racing, said:
“Alex’s knowledge and talent will be a great asset to Cool FAB Racing and we’re delighted to welcome him to our paddock. Last season, live broadcast played an important role in bringing the Championship to over half a million people! We’re excited to see this grow even further, helping to deliver an even greater reach for our sponsors.”
Lester Forbes, Director at Motorsport Media, said:
“Motorsport Media is absolutely delighted to be providing live coverage once again for the Cool FAB-Racing British Minibikes Championship, with our fantastic new commentator Alex Raby who has a wealth of experience and we’re all really looking forward to providing the BSB official partner series with more amazing live coverage.”
Round one of the 2017 Cool Fab Racing season kicks off at Llandow Karting Circuit, from 24 – 26 March. Entrance is free and all spectators are welcome.
The Cool FAB Racing British Minibikes Championship is run by FAB-Racing (www.fab-racing.co.uk) which has a long history of helping and developing young riders go from the grassroots level into British Superbikes, Moto GP and World Superbikes.
Cool FAB Racing is an official partner series of the British Superbike Championship, and is the recognised training ground for future talent.
Juniors can start racing in the championship from as young as 6 in the Minibike 4.2 class. By the age of 10, it is possible for riders to have come through the Minibike and MiniGP50 classes to race in the MiniGP70 series.
Cool FAB Racing graduates include MotoGP Scott Redding, former Moto3 GP champion rider Danny Kent, British Superbike rider Luke Mossey.
About Cool Motor Racing ltd
Cool Motor Racing Ltd is the business delivering Cool Milk’s ten-year partnership with FAB Racing. Through delivering the partnership, Cool Motor Racing Ltd is hoping to raise the profile of the Cool FAB Racing and position it as the training ground for future British and World superbike stars.
Motorsport Media enjoyed another hugely successful weekend broadcasting live radio and visual radio coverage of the final round of the Cool FAB-Racing British Minibikes Championship from Mallory Park.
The team of Tom Brooks and Lester Forbes were on-hand to provide commentary and Lester Forbes to produce the live coverage and bring it to air.
Alongside the packed Sunday-only race schedule was the logistical challenge presented by using two alternative track layouts – a select number of categories (AC40 Rookies, AC40 Pro, Jr. LC40, Senior MM and MiniF1 Sidecars) used the far end of the circuit, which incorporated the unique hairpin and two more corners, whilst the geared motorcycles (MiniGP50, MiniGP 70, Pitbike 140 & MotoTeam and Pitbike Open) used the full layout.
Due to this, we had to set up two commentary boxes on the Sunday morning in order to cover the event and via a high-speed internet solution we were able to seamlessly broadcast the entire morning on Motorsport Radio’s website, where riders and teams including Aleksander Merchant, Casey O’Gorman and Team Williams (MiniF1 Sidecars) were all crowned champions. For the afternoon, Tom joined Lester in the circuit’s main commentary box to commentate on the final races in the 2016 championship, including a titanic battle in the MiniGP 70 Championship between Josh Whatley and Scott Ogden, with the latter taking the crown by 0.2 tenths of a second!
Coupled with the stereo audio radio stream, we broadcast the afternoon’s racing action on Motorsport Radio’s Facebook page with large amounts of success as the two-hour broadcast has currently been viewed by over 9,200 people and had a social media reach of over 35,000 people!
Aside from these services, Motorsport Media also conducted various live videos throughout the weekend through Facebook on both Motorsport Radio and Cool FAB-Racing’s social media channels, with the aim being to give fans a greater insight into the behind-the-scenes action during an event weekend.
Commentator for the weekend and co-Managing Director for Motorsport Media, Tom Brooks, said: “We enjoyed our most successful weekend-to-date with Cool FAB-Racing at Mallory Park and experimented with a number of new ideas, including informal live paddock reports. We also dealt with the logistical challenge of using two different commentary boxes due to planning and preparation prior to the event, meaning that we were able to deliver a first-class broadcast at all times.
“I’m incredibly proud to have been a part of the Cool FAB-Racing paddock throughout the 2016 season and am hugely grateful to everybody involved for the opportunity. Motorsport Media has enjoyed its most successful month to date and providing live coverage has been our greatest asset. I sincerely hope that we can do it all over again in 2017!”
Producer and co-Managing Director for Motorsport Media, Lester Forbes, said: “It has really been tremendous to be part of the Cool FAB-Racing paddock this season, to get to know the parents, the riders and to witness first-hand the future world champions has been something special. To also provide live circuit PA commentary, live radio and to add a visual radio element with our streams on Facebook has been a great and rewarding challenge at every round.”
“I’m extremely proud to have played my small part in making the championship sound amazing. Both Tom and myself are delighted to have given the championship a reach of over 430,000 through our live broadcasts and promotion this season and to have over 46,000 tune into the Cool FAB-Racing productions is quite astonishing.”
Motorsport Media has worked closely with TV Production company TDi Media and Downforce Radio to provide commentary and audio from the 2016 Cool FAB-Racing British Minibikes Championship as well as to its own brand of Motorsport Radio.
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Motorsport Radio made its highly anticipated and hugely well-received live broadcasting debut at the penultimate round of Cool FAB-Racing from Red Lodge last weekend.
As part of the Motorsport Media Ltd group, Motorsport Radio was launched by Lester Forbes and Tom Brooks just over two weeks ago, with the core aim being to provide an all-in-one motorsport hub with the freshest new content including articles, videos and – of course – audio, such as live radio programmes and podcasts.
Throughout Saturday and Sunday the team provided exclusive live radio coverage of the Cool FAB-Racing British Minibikes Championship by covering all Qualifying sessions and Races. Tom was on commentary duties, whilst Lester produced the sound for the entire event. As well as being broadcast on Motorsport Radio’s website, it was also available to listen to live on our PA system around the circuit!
Alongside this, a visual radio feed was also broadcast, with a camera overlooking the track to give the audience a unique insight into the racing action, and provide advertising opportunities for Cool FAB-Racing’s clients, including brand new sponsor Bardney Race Fairings, who were interviewed live on-air.
Tom was also joined by a number of different co-commentators throughout the event, including British Supersport rider for Quattro Plant Cool Kawasaki, Andy Reid, as well as MiniGP 70 rider, Blake Ansell, who missed racing in the event due to an injury sustained whilst competing in the Aprilia Superteens weekend at Mallory Park.
Thank you to all of the riders who joined us on-air for our coverage of Round 7 of Cool FAB-Racing and to you for watching and listening to our exclusive live broadcasts! Both Tom and Lester will be back in the paddock for the final time this season at Mallory Park on the 28th and 30th of October.
The Motorsport Media team had a successful weekend fielding two teams to cover two separate events last weekend, these were Round 6 of the Cool FAB-Racing British Minibikes Championship from Lydd in Kent and the Elim Citroen 2CV 24 Hour Endurance Race at Anglesey in North Wales.
At the former, Motorsport Media was represented by Tom Brooks and Lester Forbes, who provided a full live online radio service throughout Saturday and Sunday, as well as broadcasting on their bespoke PA system for the trackside spectators. They covered all Qualifying sessions and Races across the weekend.
Also provided was a ‘visual radio’ service, whereby a camera was located in the commentary box and broadcasting on Downforce Radio’s Facebook page, allowing the audience interact with the team, and give exposure to a number of Cool FAB’s brand new sponsors/partners.
With the Elim Citroen 2CV 24 Hour Endurance Race at Anglesey, the team comprised of Chris Dawes, Rachael Whiteford, Dan Marr and Jake Sanson. Similar to Cool FAB-Racing, the team delivered a full radio service which was not only broadcast online, but on 87.9 FM within the local area and on the circuit/paddock PA system!
Alongside this, they were also a part of the 2CV Club’s live video stream, broadcasting throughout the entirety of the event with the viewers able to see some on-circuit action as well as inside the commentary box.
Needless to say, Motorsport Media was absolutely thrilled with its busiest weekend-to-date and would like to thank the teams involved for their participation and stunning enthusiasm throughout in helping showcase our talents and abilities.
It’s our busiest weekened! we are co-ordinating two full radio station setups one at Lydd and We’re delighted to have been working with the Classic 2CV racing club to provide live radio commentary for the Elim Citroen 2CV 24hr Race. Our commentators will be Chris Dawes, Rachael Whiteford and Dan Marr.
It feels like the entire country has gone bike mad this week, with olympic success from Team GB and this weekend we will get to witness future world champions in the form of minibikes! Round Six of the Cool FAB-Racing British Minibikes Championship rolls up to Lydd Kart Circuit and we simply can’t wait to see what the races have in store for us.
Here is our preview of the Weekend’s action
And here are some of the races you wont have seen on the TV coverage, voiced by our own Tom Brooks and edited by Alan Taddei of Tdi Media.