WBD Sports Europe will air the third season of the UCI Track Champions League this weekend across discovery+, the Eurosport App and GCN+.
All 150 races produced by Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) will cover all 150 races from the UCI Track Champions League (TCL) on its channels and platforms globally. The event will be broadcast in 19 languages across Europe, comprising 14 live hours.
Alongside live television coverage on Eurosport, WBD will show free-to-air highlights in Denmark (6’eren), Sweden (Kanal 9), Norway (Max) and Finland (Kutonen) as well as via Eurosport.com. Free-to-air coverage will also be shown in Australia, Italy, Japan, Latin America, MENA, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Switzerland, and Greece.
The five-round competition which takes place over four back-to-back weekends, will begin on November 21, 2023, in Mallorca, Spain. Programming of the biking tournament will include a 45-minute highlights show, along with additional data and behind-the-scenes footage that will air each Monday.
WBD’s World Feed commentators will include double Olympic champion Joanna Rowsell who will cover the action from each venue alongside Rob Hatch and the three-time Olympic champion Ed Clancy will provide his expertise during round three in France.
In addition, the media giant has partnered with AWS, to bring live and historical biometric data to viewers via on-screen graphics and within the UCI Track Champions League app to showcase the physical output riders produce including stats on speed, watts, cadence and heart rate.
Talking about the broadcast plans, Scott Young, SVP content and production at Warner Bros. Discovery Sports Europe, said: “When we undertook this project to revolutionise track cycling three years ago, our ambition was to create the most engaging, energising and exciting format to bring the sport to new audiences between Olympic cycles while shining a light on the athletes competing. The continued growth of the UCI Track Champions League is testament to the success of the format, the show our Events team has produced in partnership with the UCI, and the immersive on-screen and in-stadium experience we have created to form an unmissable moment in the track cycling calendar.
“This year’s competition will be the last season before the Summer Olympic Games in 2024, which provides the perfect platform for the world’s best riders to launch their journey to Paris 2024. The calibre of athletes is unparalleled and coupled with our in-race broadcast and storytelling innovations, I’m confident that fans of track cycling will enjoy an even bigger and better season than ever,” he added.