WTCR stays live on J SPORTS in Japan

WTCR stays live on J SPORTS in Japan

21/03/2019 at 11:00Updated 21/03/2019 at 11:01

J SPORTS will continue its live coverage of the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO in 2019.

The home of motorsport in Japan, J SPORTS will broadcast live race action from the WTCR / OSCARO events in Morocco, Germany, Japan and Malaysia, where the season super-finale takes place from 13-15 December.

In addition, J SPORTS will air highlights of the events in Hungary, Slovakia, Netherlands, Portugal and China, while the majority of races will be shown live on its digital platform.

Shin Kinoshita, President of J SPORTS Corporation, said: “We are pleased and honoured to extend our partnership with Eurosport Events and to continue delivering the excitement of the action-packed WTCR series to fans in Japan. KCMG joining the WTCR grid as a second Honda team is absolutely a fantastic addition to the new season. We are also thrilled to again broadcast the Suzuka round live together with the Super Formula’s season finale. The circuit will be filled with enthusiastic motorsports fans and we are very much looking forward to the extravaganza.”

François Ribeiro, Head of Eurosport Events, the WTCR promoter, said: “The fact we can count on J SPORTS as a broadcasting partner is really good news for the WTCR and its stakeholders, particularly Honda, JVCKENWOOD, Mobilityland and Yokohama. We are also very happy that our strong base of enthusiastic and knowledgeable fans in Japan will be able to enjoy the live coverage.”

J SPORTS Corporation programs, produces and broadcasts a wide range of domestic and overseas sports programmes on four dedicated sports subscription channels: J SPORTS 1, J SPORTS 2, J SPORTS 3, and J SPORTS 4. J SPORTS is the largest sports pay TV channel in Japan with more than 5000 hours of live broadcasting a year. As of January 2019, the channels are reachable by 6.5 million households nationwide over satellite and CATV platforms.

J SPORTS corporation also has its own OTT service, J SPORTS On Demand, launched in July 2015. It streams a wide range of domestic and overseas sports programmes. In addition to the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO, J SPORTS covers baseball, cycling, figure skating and rugby, to name but a few.