Local Tromode based production company Greenlight TV have recently concluded an agreement with ITV4 to broadcast 2 one hour highlight programmes of the 2017 Southern 100. A deal that builds on the programme broadcast from 2016. Greenlight will bring the excitement and thrills that have become synonymous with the Isle of Man based event to the knowledgeable and passionate audience at ITV4 as well as showcasing excellent Manx produced content to millions of Motorsport fans around the globe.
Dave Beynon of Greenlight TV commented: “We’re delighted to continue filming the Southern 100 and to provide extensive UK TV coverage for this remarkable event. As always, we will be putting our Isle of Man based staff and resources into creating vibrant and exciting coverage of the event for ITV and our other international broadcasters. As a proudly Manx company, it gives us particular pleasure to take our Southern 100 programming to millions across the World.”
George Peach, Race Secretary of Southern 100 Racing said: ‘Southern 100 Racing is delighted that the Steam Packet Southern 100 International Road Races 2017 are to be shown on ITV4 again this year.
‘Showing the Southern 100 on ITV4 last year proved very popular with race fans with excellent viewing figures and provided wonderful publicity for the races on the Billown Course.
George continued: ‘We are extremely grateful to Greenlight TV for their continued support in filming the Southern 100 and ensuring it is shown on prime-time television and providing excellent coverage of the races which will hopefully bring more people to the Isle of Man to see the ‘friendly races’ for themselves.’
ITV4 joins the growing list of international broadcasters which includes CBS sports in the USA, Fox Sports in Australia, Sky TV of New Zealand and most recently Zuku TV in Africa to name but a few. Overall there are over 40 international broadcasters providing coverage of the Southern 100 making it a truly global spectacle.
The programme will play out on ITV4 in July.