TV coverage of the FIA World Endurance Championship will increase significantly in North America for 2015 as Fox Sports will carry all of the season’s races live across its cable/satellite and online platforms, as well as the 52-minute highlights show after each event.
The 24 Hours of Le Mans will be covered live in its entirety across a combination of Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2 and Fox Sports GO, the network’s digital platform. The result is over 70 hours of live WEC race coverage across FS1 and FS2, in addition to every race being available live on Fox Sports GO.
“This is a significant agreement for the brand awareness of the World Endurance Championship in North America, which is very important market for our partners and manufacturers,” said the WEC’s CEO Gerard Neveu. “American and Canadian fans can now watch the entire 2015 season live on Fox Sports and this will bring Le Mans style endurance racing to a much wider audience. This will also help to increase the number of spectators at our U.S. round, the Lone Star Le Mans weekend, in September, where the event will be one of the sporting highlights at Circuit of The Americas in Texas.
“With more American drivers like Patrick Dempsey, Scott [Sharp], Ed Brown and Patrick Long and American team Tequila Patron Extreme Speed Motorsports choosing to compete in the WEC, we are sure that American sports fans will enjoy the increased TV coverage on Fox TV in 2015.”
First up will be the season-opening Six Hours of Silverstone on April 12, which will air live in its entirety on FS1 starting at 7. a.m. Eastern.