6 Hours of Shanghai: Where to watch the action around the world
For the second Asian round of the FIA World Endurance Championship’s Super Season, the 6 Hours of Shanghai on Sunday 18th November, the WEC paddock returns to the impressive Shanghai International Circuit in China.
With very encouraging pre-sale figures in ticketing, many thousands of enthusiastic spectators are due to attend to see endurance racing’s premier championship in action in Asia. Many of the fans are coming to see F1 world champions Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button, but the whole Jackie Chan DC Racing team will be cheered for including driver Ho-Pin Tung and all his team mates.
For those unable to be at the racetrack, look no further than the comprehensive WEC TV distribution guide! HERE you can see where the WEC will be broadcast via major broadcasters around the world, ensuring that you don’t miss any of the action, overtaking and competition.
China’s Sina.com, Tencent and CCTV5 will lead the coverage in the host country with live and direct broadcasts of the full race. In addition, the full race will be shown on OTT services in China brought to you by Douyo.com, Wuhan TV Station & Chinese City TV Stations Union and Future Media Racing.
Japan’s J Sports Channel will show the full race live with delayed highlights being shown free-to-air to the 110 million viewers on BS Fuji’s channel.
The 6 Hours of Shanghai will also air live on Eurosport across the whole Pan-Asia-Pacific region with highlights being shown on Fox Sports Pan-Asia. Australia and New Zealand will also show the full race live on Eurosport and Sky respectively, plus highlights on Fox Sports’s Speedweek programme in Australia and on Taiwan’s ELTA channel.
With the +7hr time difference to central Europe, Eurosport’s full live pan-European coverage of the race will once again be via Eurosport Player. Motorsport.tv will show full live coverage online and on demand, and there are many other channels showing the action from Shanghai.
In France La Chaine L’Equipe will broadcast the full race LIVE, with live coverage also being shown in Belgium (RTBF Auvio), Denmark (TV2 Sport), Germany (Sport1), Netherlands (Ziggo Sport), Norway/Sweden/Finland (Viasat Sport), Poland (Polsat), UK (BT Sport). Check the TV distribution list and your local area for exact timings.
Highlights of the 6-hour race will also be broadcast in Spain, the Netherlands, Greece and Mediterranean territories, Turkey and the Baltic states.
Velocity and Motor Trend in North America continue to support the passion and commitment of North American endurance fans through live qualifying and race coverage, and their 214 million potential reach combines with Fox International’s equally impressive 59 million households in Latin America which will show the Chinese race live.
SuperSport’s and Fox Sports Pan Africa will show highlights of the WEC event – Fox Sports being a new addition to the TV roster for the WEC – increasing visibility of the WEC in this region.
Internet/OTT Mobile Broadcasts
Commentary in English will be available worldwide on all live transmissions and official WEC highlights shows, with multiple 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Allan McNish giving his expert insights on FIA WEC. The 2013 World Endurance Champion will be joined by Martin Haven, with additional support from Graham Goodwin and Louise Beckett.
In addition, the full race live will be broadcast internationally via the WEC’s broadcast partners’ internet/OTT services – check the schedule HERE for full details.