2013 Isle of Man America TV ScheduleOne of the biggest issues for stateside Isle of Man TT fans was always the lack of TV coverage.
But as the IOM TT’s international audience grows, so does the event’s TV broadcast offerings. According to Isle of Man TT officials, the broadcast audience for this year’s TT is set to grow over 30 million viewers this year, which is an increase of over 30-percent on last year’s viewers due to new TV distributions deals.In the USA, Discovery’s Velocity Chanel will screen seven, hour-long specialty programs titled “Isle of Man TT 2013” that will recap that day’s racing.The recap broadcasts will begin at 10 p.m. EDT Sunday, June 2, and continue at the same time every night until the final airing on Saturday, June 8. The programs will also be rebroadcast on Velocity the following day at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.Neil Duncanson (CEO, North One TV) says: “The American deal, with Discovery Velocity committing to show the programs while the event is still on, is really significant for the TT as it effectively opens up a much greater market for the event.“Television coverage this year will feature a wider range of filming positions that ever before, not just out on the course but on the bikes themselves, using new onboard camera and data capture technology. State of the art digital cameras, normally seen in the movie business, will deliver highly crafted feature material to complement the race action and will also offer slow motion shots in addition to the 1000 frames per second Hi Motion. All of this extra material will be managed through an enhanced outside broadcast production centre built in the heart of the paddock.”2013 Isle of Man TT Race Schedule (all local time):Saturday, June 1 11 a.m.: Dainese Superbike (six laps) 2 p.m.: Sure Sidecar 1 (three laps)Monday, June 3 10:45 a.m.: Monster Energy Supersport race 1 (four laps) 2 p.m.: Royal London Superstock (four laps)Wednesday, June 5 10.45 a.m.: SES TT Zero (one lap) Noon: Monster Energy Supersport race 2 (four laps) 2:15 p.m.: Sure Sidecar 2 (three laps)Friday, June 7 10:15 a.m.: Bikesocial.co.uk Lightweight (three laps) 1 p.m: Pokerstars Senior TT (six laps)
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In our second segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with multiple Emmy award-winning writer, Producer, Director, and actor, Thom Beers. the former Chairman & CEO of Fremantle Media North America, responsible for American Idol and America’s Got Talent.
Thom’s fertile imagination led to most of the really big reality TV shows such as ‘Deadliest Catch’ (now in its 17th season!), and many others. Of course for us in the motorcycle world, you’ll be interested to hear the genesis and story of how he started the first real fabrication reality show ‘Monster Garage’, that showcased Jesse James, and then how that led to ‘Biker Build Off’ and the ‘Zombie Choppers’ movie.
You’d imagine that most of Thom’s time is spent sitting behind a desk and on his phone. Not so. His intense stories of capturing much of the content for these shows make for some hair-raising listening.