Following the Sky and Eurosport brinkmanship that had many MCE British Superbike fans about to cancel subscriptions to The Dirty Digger’s empire, ITV and the series have extended their highlights deal until the end of the 2020 championship year.
The new extension maintains MCE BSB coverage on ITV4 on a Wednesday evening following all twelve rounds of the season with an hour-long programme showcasing the UK’s most spectacular racing Championship. Each programme will be further repeated on ITV4 and ITV and will also be available on the ITV Hub.
In addition an end of season two-hour review show featuring race action together with exclusive behind the scenes footage and on-board action will be broadcast each year.
“I am delighted that we have extended our partnership with ITV to 2020, which in doing so will confirm twelve consecutive years of MCE British Superbikes being broadcast free to air on ITV4,” said series boss Stuart Higgs.
“As we continue developing the championship, ensuring that it remains accessible to as many people as possible is extremely important. This even longer term broadcast commitment with ITV is great news as we start what looks set to be an epic 2017 MCE BSB Championship season starting at Donington Park on April 2.”