F1 Powerboat Championship Announces Broadcast Plans

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — F1 Powerboat Championship has partnered with the new live motorsports network SPEED SPORT 1 and production group LiveRaceMedia for production and live timing services.   

Each round will be live-streamed on the F1 Powerboat Championship YouTube channel, followed by a highly-produced highlight show airing on SPEED SPORT 1. 

Series president Tim Seebold says the deal brings together two trusted partners for the series and will represent the most robust production and reach F1 Powerboats has seen in its history. 

“On behalf of the F1 Powerboat Championship we are excited to announce this new collaboration that will elevate our programing and distribution,” said Seebold. “Our long history of working with LiveRaceMedia and the great people over at SPEED SPORT 1 independently has blossomed into this exciting partnership that will introduce Formula One Powerboat racing’s deck to deck, adrenaline-filled action to new racing fans globally.”

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F1 Powerboat Championship events will be produced for highlight shows on the SPEED SPORT 1 network. (F1 Powerboats Photo)

LiveRaceMedia (and sister company LiveTime Scoring) has been the official production partner for F1 Powerboats Championship for years, and will be working closely with SPEED SPORT to elevate the production quality — showcasing the personalities, technologies and exciting hull-to-hull racing that makes F1 Powerboat Championship racing so exciting.  

“The Formula One Powerboat Championship provides a unique opportunity for our company to showcase some of our industry leading technologies on one of the most exciting racing series we have the privilege of working with,” said Brandon Rohde, LiveRaceMedia CEO. “From real-time GPS telemetry that yields instant scoring updates, to live aerial drone footage using custom-designed drones with speeds in excess of 100 mph just inches above the boats, this series is like nothing else we get to work with. It is the perfect combination of adrenaline-packed racing and cutting-edge technology.”

SPEED SPORT recently announced the launch of its television network, SPEED SPORT 1, and the network has been steadily rolling out on major platforms over the past year. Its app is available for every mainstream device (iOS, AppleTV, Amazon Fire, Roku, etc.), and is available free on SlingTV, LocalNow, SportsTV and more. (see SPEEDSPORT1.com/how-to-get-ss1/) for details.

SPEED SPORT 1 is a Free Add Supported Television (“FAST”) network. No subscription or fees are required as it is supported entirely by advertising. It is already a leader in delivering free, live racing action from across the globe.  

“We are excited to add F1 Powerboat Championship racing to our expanding portfolio of high-caliber motorsports programming,” said Joe Tripp, SPEED SPORT CEO. “It is every bit as exciting as German Touring Car (DTC), Porsche Cup, Australian Super Cars, NRRA Rock Racing and the many other premier domestic and global series viewers can enjoy for free on SPEED SPORT 1.”

The 2024 F1 Powerboat season kicks off this weekend (May 3) at Riverfest in Port Neches, Texas.  

The Formula One Powerboat Championship is a six-race series contested across North America from May through September. Established in 2017, the series features weekend long community events highlighted by 20+ Formula 1 boats reaching speeds of 120 mph.  

For more information on streaming of F-1 Powerboat events, log on to f1powerboatchampionship.com.

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