London, April 27, 2021: As viewers around the world get their first sight Motorsport.tv Live reports this week, Diana Binks, Chris McCarthy, Rachael Downie and Bryn Lucas have been confirmed as lead presenters. Jason Swales, a very experienced Formula 1 television and radio producer, has been appointed executive producer.
The four presenters will be based at Motorsport.tv studios in London, sharing the tasks of hosting live newsletters. Starting this week, there will be three bulletins per day, at 8 a.m., 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. GMT, and their frequency will increase hourly in the summer when a second studio in Miami, US is added. .
Motorsport.tv Live will broadcast the latest news from around the world Motorsport network OTT platform Motorsport.tv with clips and clips shared on major Motorsport.com network websites, Autosport.com, and Motor1.com.
Within the framework of Motorsport networkGlobal coverage of motorsport and motor racing, the Live channel covers news from the world of motorsport and motor racing, focusing on major motorsport series and events such as Formula 1, Formula E , the 24 Hours of Le Mans, NASCAR and IndyCar. It will also highlight topics of interest from other categories.
Each presenter has their own specialties in motorsport reporting and a host of live presentation experiences to bring to the team.
Diana Binks has experience in pit lane reporting, including recording 100 interviews during a 22 hour shift during the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Having experience presenting live through his work for Speed TV in the US, Motors TV in Europe and Sky Sports, hosting their ‘So You Want To Be an F1 Driver?’ series, Diana also has a wealth of diverse knowledge in Motorsport, Formula E, British Formula 3, GT Championship, British Touring Car Championship and British Superbike Championship.
Diana Binks joins Motorsport.tv Live news channel.
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Starting from practical experience, Chris McCarthy began his career in motorsport as a racing driver. This hands-on experience places him above and beyond in his TV presentation and commentary roles, allowing him to provide exclusive insight into any motorsport event. His commentary experience began with grassroots karting for the UK, European and World Series before moving on to esports, single-seater and GT racing events. Before his role of presentation for Motorsport.tv Live, Chris has run a host of esports events for the network and put Chris on camera for events such as the iconic 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual last year. He also has experience in the FIA World Endurance Championship, FIA Formula E, British Touring Car Championship, FIA Gran Turismo World Final and Rok the Rio in Las Vegas.
Chris McCarthy joins Motorsport.tv Live news channel.
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Specializing in sports and gadgets, Rachael Downie brings a different angle to the presentation team. During her career, Rachael has been a broadcast journalist, accumulating a lot of on-camera experience with Chelsea TV, Arise News, Sahara Force India Formula One Team and the British Grand Prix, while also working as a journalist. on the pit lane. for many European motorsport championships / races including the 24 Hours of Le Mans. In addition to being a motorsport expert from TRT World, Rachael is also a mentor for the FA anti-racist charity “Kick It Out”.
Rachael Downie joins Motorsport.tv Live news channel.
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Making his break from Sky, Bryn Lucas was co-host of an entertainment show with the broadcaster before spending much of his on-air time presenting Supercasino. With his passion residing in motorsport, Bryn has anchored many live shows over the years including Goodwood Revival, TCR UK, Autosport International, Goodwood Festival of Speed, the Dunlop Touring Car Trophy, Super Formula and the Le Mans Esports Series finale. Aside from his motorsport coverage, Bryn has hosted other top sporting events such as rugby matches at Oxford and Cambridge Varsity, and the inaugural series of Jet Suit Race as well as award ceremonies for motorsport and travel industries and its own ‘City Guides’ cycle tour series.
Bryn Lucas joins Motorsport.tv Live news channel.
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Jason Swales leads the team as executive producer. Jason has over 15 years of frontline experience in Formula 1 media, with the BBC, NBC Sports and Formula 1. He was a producer for BBC Radio 5 F1 Live Coverage before coming to TV in 2013 with the American network NBC Sports as the F1 producer on site. In 2018, he was hired by Formula 1 as a producer with a mandate to expand video output to digital channels and developed the post-race show with Will Buxton as well as the Tech-talk component.
Diana Binks, Motorsport.tv Live presenter said: “I am really looking forward to joining the Motorsport TV Live team and I am delighted to host live broadcasts where anything can happen. Motorsport.com is the go-to platform for all the latest motorsport news from around the world and I can’t wait to join the team and be a part of history.
Chris McCarthy, Motorsport.tv Live presenter said: “It is a real honor for me to be part of the Motorsport TV Live team. I have been working in sport for almost 7 years and it has been a passion of mine since I started running in 2008, so being the first to report on a sport I love is a dream job for me. Motorsport can be so hectic, so having one place to stay on top of the latest developments will do wonders for the sport. It’s fantastic to work with the team and their shared passion for the sport will undoubtedly show through the shows.
Rachael Downie, Motorsport.tv Live presenter said: “I have always been passionate about motorsport and I believe it is an exciting time for the industry right now. On a personal level, as a female sports broadcaster, being a part of the very first motorsport news channel is amazing and makes me proud. I can’t wait to start this new journey. “
Bryn Lucas, Motorsport.tv Live presenter said: “Having spent much of my career talking about motorsport and walking up and down the pit lanes capturing interviews with drivers and teams, I am delighted to be a part of this brand new platform. Motorsport has been calling for this type of “ one-stop-shop ” information service for years and this is a testament to Motorsport network for taking the plunge and launching Motorsport TV Live. It also gives me a legitimate reason to sit in front of the TV on the weekends “researching” all the stories. “
Jason Swales, executive producer, Motorsport.tv Live said: “It’s always exciting to be on board at the start of a new project and this is no exception. It’s great that motorsport fans can regularly watch live and on-demand bulletins with all the latest news from the series they follow. Being a fan of many racing series myself, I know it can be difficult to find a place that covers everything I need, I hope now Motorsport.tv Live will be that place. “
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