Canal+ has announced its dropping the Motorsport TV channel from August 31.
Motors TV will become Motorsport TV, after its acquisition by Miami-based Motorsport Network.
Motors TV founder Jean-Lu Roy says it’s “business as usual with benefits” for both audiences and suppliers. It follows last week’s announcement that the channel was being acquired by Miami-based Motorsport Network.
Miami-based Motorsport Network has acquired Motors TV, consolidating the world’s largest automotive & motorsport digital technology business with a broadcast operation.
French thematic channel Motors TV has been placed in a so-called ‘procedure de sauvegarde’ (safeguard procedure).
Motors TV will expand its worldwide reach by launching across North and South America on January 28.
Arqiva has launched a suite of IPTV channels, currently delivered to connected DTT boxes, onto YouView.
Motors TV, which has been distributed over IPTV to Freeview boxes, has taken up capacity within a broadcast multiplex.