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MOTORVISION TV Partners With GTR24H

What makes sim racing special as an esport is the possibility of super close relation to real-life motorsports and the relevance to car fans around the world. When sim racing is done in a way that makes it relevant to the regular motorsports viewer, the appeal of watching fast cars and figuring out the strategies is ambiguous. The excitement, the drama, the driving skills are all equally real. Our business and content strategy focused on promoting the teams and drivers and our active stance on fair racing was a good match in yet another negotiation process.

We are proud to announce that we are adding another 100 countries to our broadcast reach through our partnership with German MOTORVISION TV

MOTORVISION TV is operated by Munich-based German Car TV Programm GmbH and takes its viewers on a special ride through the world of cars, engines and motorsports. Its schedule is filled with reliable car reviews, exciting motorsports, entertaining lifestyle shows and in-depth documentary features, which showcases all aspects of the automobile industry: from incredible motorsports to epic road trips, from luxury limousines to powerful sports cars and 4×4 vehicles, from all-time favourites to innovative cars and cutting-edge technology.
After originally launching in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in 2009, MOTORVISION TV is now broadcast in 100 countries around the world like Romania, Slovenia, Greece, France, Cyprus, Portugal and Serbia. In addition, the MOTORVISION Group operates channels in the United Arab Emirates, Australia, Angola, Mozambique, Nigeria, Thailand, the Philippines and other Northern Africa and Asian territories. The 24/ 7 HD Pay TV channels are broadcasted in German, English and French and are also available with Greek, Portuguese and Thai subtitles.

The MOTORVISION Group is one of Europe’s leading producers of automotive-related content. It has an ever-growing archive of more than 25,000 hours of digital film material devoted to a wide range of topics from across the motoring world. The media group brings together TV production, TV channels (broadcast in German, English and French), an online platform, program archiving, as well as program and channel distribution and licensing services under one roof. The group also operates one of the largest YouTube channel networks dedicated to motoring-related topics in Europe. The network has more than 199,000 subscribers and, to date, its videos have received around 167 million hits. Moreover, the company spent twelve months as a YouTube Original Channel Partner, during which time it produced exclusive content for the Motorvision Channel on YouTube. In addition to German Car TV Programm GmbH, MV International GmbH also belongs to the MOTORVISION Group and is responsible for distributing and licensing programs and channels worldwide.

We are extremely happy with being a part of MOTORVISION TV and look forward to exciting times in the years to come. We are starting the collaboration straight away. Our Le Mans race will be offered to the Motorsport.tv audience already from this weekend. And together with us, they are already negotiating big plans to create new esport racing opportunities for the viewers.

About The Author

Peter Munkholm
When John Nielsen won Le Mans 24-Hours in 1990, Peter was hooked with motorsports. He started sim racing on his uncles PC with Formula One Grand Prix by Geoff Crammond in 1992. Then progressed through IndyCar Simulator and IndyCar Simulator 2 on his Amiga 500+. When he bought his own PC in 1994 and a Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback Pro Joystick he was already deeply in love with sim racing. His first skirmish with light modding was a Pernod Anis blue, white, and red skin for IndyCar Racing 2. He was hooked! But sim racing really kicked off for Peter with Sports Car GT in 1999. And with internet access and what felt like an ocean of mods. Sports Car GT and the F1 simulators with endurance racing mods swallowed most of his spare time. Then the GTR mod for F1 2003 arrived on the scene, from some Swedish dudes who called themselves SIMBIN. That would change everything! Right about then was also when Logitech steering wheels reach a state of useful. So when the GTR game officially released Peter bought a Formula Force GP wheel the same day, went home and founded the Danish Grand Touring League (DGTL). In 2006 the first LAN event was held. This became GTR24H in 2007. As they say. The rest is history!
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