The Isle of Man TT organisers have today released further insight into what the live coverage and digital channel for this year’s event will look like. With so many updates provided within this announcement we thought we’d provide you with a summary of all the information you need to know.
The TT’s Very Own Digital Channel
Since the last TT held back in 2019, the organisers have been teasing fans with news of major changes to the event and one of the most exciting changes set to take place is the introduction of the brand new digital channel aptly named TT+.
The announcement today confirmed that TT+ is set to be released in Spring 2022 and the free-to-access channel will include year round content including a feature length documentary set to be released in Autumn 2022 along with an 8-part fly-on-the-wall style docuseries in Spring 2023.
The channel will also include more than 24 hours of archive race footage from a collection of modern era races including footage from a few infamous battles and the odd record breaking lap.
On top of that, fans will gain access to the TT Preview Show which will be aired live from the Isle of Man in April 2022. The channel will also host The TT Podcast presented by professional cyclist and podcaster Chris Pritchard alongside two time TT winner Steve Plater.
The Long Awaited Live Coverage
Further information about the much anticipated live coverage has also been provided which has caused a frenzy of excitement amongst fans.
The coverage presented by an acclaimed team of broadcasters, journalists and motorsport stars will utilise a network of cameras located around the Mountain Course including 20 live action cameras, 2 kerb cams and of course the 2 heli-cams filming from above to keep fans in the midst of the action.
The TV coverage will be broadcasted to fans by a team led by Extreme E commentator Jennie Gow. Gow will be joined by motorsport broadcaster Matt Roberts, former olympic Skeleton champion/Classic TT coverage presenter Amy Williams and Manx journalist Rick Faragher.
Alongside the coverage will be the television commentary pairing of TT regular Dave Moore and motorsport commentator Andrew Coley. The pair will have a number of pundits and experts to call upon including the previously mentioned racer turned podcaster Steve Plater and fellow double TT winner Cameron Donald.
Radio commentary will also be returning to this year’s event with MotoGP and World Superbike commentator Steve Day taking up the anchor position. Day will be joined by Manx motorsport commentator Chris Boyde as his chief analyst in the studio with the familiar voice of Chris Kinley in the pits and paddock alongside local radio personality Beth Espey.
Bringing a wealth of expertise to the above will be current and former competitors Maria Costello MBE, Patrick Farrance, John Hogan, Mark Miller, Horst Saiger and Jenny Tinmouth.
To access the live coverage available on the TT+ channel, fans will need to purchase a Live Pass at a cost of £14.99 for this year’s event. The Live Pass will provide access to all qualifying and race sessions meaning that more than 40 hours of TT action will be included in the coverage.
New Global Age
The changes announced today by the event organisers will likely see the TT propelled further into the international limelight. A move that could be the beginning of a new global age for the TT allowing fans from around the world to get a glimpse into the TT experience. That being said there’s no feeling quite like watching the TT first hand inches away from the action. With plenty of packages available for TT 2022 there’s still time for you to book your dream trip and experience the action yourself.