Starting on 13-14 May at Printworks London, fans who miss out on a ticket will be able to get a first look at this brand-new sport on the BBC’s iPlayer and BBC Sport platforms. The BBC will broadcast live coverage of the Saturday evening final, with expert presentation and commentary introducing viewers to the riders and the Championship.
Following the eSC London event, the BBC will also provide live coverage of the racing action from the additional five rounds on the 2022 calendar, in the Swiss city of Sion, and in France, Spain, Italy and the US. The specially designed tracks, short format, and high-speed racing will make for exhilarating television viewing, with creative camera angles, production techniques and second screen experience providing viewers with a unique sports broadcast.
The BBC will use eSC’s own programme, created by Canadian production company Boombox, which includes pre-race build-up, live race commentary and post-race interviews, highlights and analysis.
Sharon Fuller, Chief Content Officer at eSC, commented:
“We can’t wait to give fans their first taste of eSC and introduce them to our new form of racing. We want the Championship to be accessible and working with the BBC will ensure the widest possible audience has the opportunity to see the sport. It is going to be fast, competitive and unpredictable, with innovative TV production taking viewers right into the heart of the action.
“The BBC will broadcast coverage from our first event in May at London Printworks right through the season, on BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport platforms. As well as the racing, the programme will introduce viewers to eSC, guide them through its format, and provide expert insight and analysis on the action.”