Roads: Isle of Man TT to launch its live streaming service

The 2022 Isle of Man TT will be shown live on its own streaming service
The 2022 Isle of Man TT will be shown live on its own streaming service

The organisers of the Isle of Man TT have revealed plans for its own digital channel, delivering full live stream coverage and a raft of year-round behind-the-scenes content.

The iconic road racing event returns this year following a two-year absence, due to Covid-19, and is now just 100 days away. During that time, organisers have been working hard to try and revamp and improve the TT for fans.

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One key area is coverage of the TT. This Spring the TT will launch its own digital channel, called TT+, which will showcase year-round access to the event and its competitors. All-new, free-to-access content will be released through the year, with an annual feature-length documentary (Autumn 2022) and a multi-episode docuseries (Spring 2023) coming soon.

Fans can also expect to find exclusive features, interviews, and on-board action, whilst also gaining access to 24 hours of archive race highlights from the recent history of the TT. Subscribers to TT+ will also gain free access to live events such as the TT Preview Show (April 2022) and the TT’s first Esports competition.

TT+ is where fans will also be able to watch live uninterrupted visual coverage of this year’s event. This is the first time that the TT can be watched live in its 115-year history. The TT+ Pass, at a one-off payment of £14.99, will provide fans with up to 40 hours of live qualifying and race coverage, including all the pre-race build up and post-race analysis that goes with it.

Isle of Man production company, Greenlight Television, is behind the live broadcast and have assembled a 200-strong production team to capture the TT like never before. With a significant uplift in the number of live-action cameras found around the course. There will be two, live cam helicopters operating each side of the Mountain Course, whilst on-screen graphics will allow fans to keep track of the lead boards.

The show live show will be presented by Matt Roberts and Amy Williams, with Jennie Gow also joining the team for 2022. Gow is known for her work in Formula One, MotoGP and Formula E.

In the commentary box fans will hear TT regular Dave Moore and Andrew Coley, who’s previously worked at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, MotoGP and FIA World Rally Cross. Cameron Donald and Steve Plater return as pundits, whilst regular BBC correspondent Rick Faragher will be down in the race awnings.

“It’s an exciting time for the Isle of Man TT Races as the introduction of live coverage brings international recognition to the greatest road race of all time,” Gow said. “It’s been on my bucket list for a long time as a motorsport presenter and I can’t wait to join up with the team on site and bring you all the action.”

Roberts added: I’m confident there’ll be some read edge of your seat moments that will really grip the viewers. The use of a hell-cam and curb-side cameras alone are going to drive the experience to a new level, and for motorsport fans around the world that haven’t yet experienced the TT. It’s going to blow their minds!”

Radio TT also returns this year, bringing live coverage of every qualifying session and race. This year’s coverage will be led by former MotoGP commentator Steve Day, who will be joined by chief-analyst Chris Boyle, who has coverage Manx Motorsport for several years.

Isle of Man radio personalities Chris Kinley and Beth Espey will be down in pit-lane for the radio coverage, whilst both radio and streaming coverage will include punditry from:

  • John Hogan
  • Maria Costello MBE
  • Jenny Tinmouth
  • Patrick Farrance
  • Mark Miller

This year’s Isle of Man TT gets underway on Saturday, May 28 and runs through until Saturday, June 11.