Bike Channel, the first television channel dedicated to the world of cycling, has agreed exclusive UK deals to broadcast highlights and magazine shows from three of the world’s leading triathlon events.
“BIKE Channel is the perfect destination for endurance sports involving cycling, and we are thrilled to be expanding our coverage to include the ITU World Triathlon Series, XTERRA and IRONMAN World Series.” – Filippo Ubaldini, Founder & CEO of BIKE Channel
The network will broadcast the ITU World Triathlon Series, X-TERRA and IRONMAN World Series. The agreements with the organisations extends BIKE Channel’s coverage of endurance and triathlon events, continuing the channel’s commitment to broadcasting sporting events for a divisive range of endurance sports fans.
BIKE Channel’s exclusive pay-TV deal with the ITU will bring International Triathlon Union World Triathlon Series to viewers. As the pinnacle of elite triathlon racing, the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Series calendar of events began in Abu Dhadi, UAE, on March 3 – 4, with the UK event taking place in Leeds on June 10-11 before finishing in Rotterdam in September. Broadcast of the first magazine show from Abu Dhabi will take place on Friday 10 March.
IRONMAN World Series highlights will be carried exclusively in the UK by the channel, with a range of competitions available including Short Course TRI, IRONKIDS and IRONMAN.
Similarly, XTERRA World Tour highlights will air exclusively on BIKE Channel, with athletes from around the world competing in off-road triathlons and trail runs in some of the most diverse, visually spectacular and challenging natural environments on the planet, from tropical jungles to snow-covered alps.
“Signing these exclusive deals enables BIKE Channel to serve viewers with the best events and best athletes from the world of triathlon. We know that our audience loves to see what has happened in an event, and these acquisitions will hopefully open our channel up to even more people.” – Filippo Ubaldini, Founder & CEO of BIKE Channel
BIKE Channel is available on Sky channel 464, Virgin Media channel 552 and Freesat channel 251.