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Motorsport.tv was a pan-European digital television channel dedicated to motorsport. It ceased broadcasting in late September 2018 to concentrate on web-streaming only.
Launched in 2000 as Motors TV, it broadcast an extensive range of national and international racing series featuring cars, motorbikes, boats and aircraft. It premiered championships include the World Rally Championship, the FIA World Endurance Championship, United SportsCar Championship, Australian Supercars Championship, British Formula Three and a host of FIM-sanctioned motorcycle competitions.
It was broadcast 24 hours a day, 7 days a week across Europe. The channel launched as Motors TV in France in September 2000.
The English version of Motors TV began broadcasting in March 2001. Since then it has grown in both viewership and series featured, adding premier international events such as the Junior World Rally Championship, Formula 3 Euro Series, German Touring Car Championship, V8 Supercars and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
In addition to sporting events the channel also broadcasts magazine programmes such as Inside Grand Prix, Build or Bust and Best of Crash.
On 20 January 2015, Motors TV announced that they would start broadcasting in the Pan-American regions on 28 January 2015.
In November 2016, Motorsport Network bought Motors TV.
On 1 March 2017, Motors TV was rebranded to become Motorsport.tv. There will be a launch of an HD channel and the station will be available via desktop, mobile and streaming devices.
In November 2017, Motorsport.tv announced a partnership with the Automobile Club de l’Ouest to stream on-demand archive footage of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
In September 2018 it became clear that the Motorsport.tv linear channel would close on 30 September 2018. From that date, the service switched to online-streaming only.