Mixture of television and streaming options for international viewing.
Information surrounding the broadcast schedule has been uncovered ahead of this weekend’s 2022 World Supercross Championship (WSX) opener in Cardiff, split between television and streaming packages on an international scale.
A new WSX.tv streaming platform has been launched by SX Global, however, live action will only be active in select regions in addition to a series of free feature-type content.
Coverage of the FIM-sanctioned WSX Championship within the United States market will be led by live coverage on Fox Sports 1, followed by WSX.tv with a 24-hour delay.
WSX.tv will include a ‘Freemium’ package for general content, while live ‘Pay-Per-View’ races start from $6.99 (USD) and a 22/23 Pass (full season) is $49.99 (USD) in applicable regions. Complete details are available now at the new-look WSX Championship website.
The three-hour coverage of WSX events will air on Fox Sports cable channels with a combination of live and delayed coverage, in addition to replays. Round one will be the WSX British Grand Prix at Principality Stadium, Wales, this Saturday, 8 October, with FS1 coverage starting Sunday, 9 October at 5:00pm (EDT).
Round two – the WSX Australian Grand Prix at Marvel Stadium – will feature two live broadcasts on consecutive days, beginning at 3:30am EDT live on FS1 on Friday, 21 October, with the Australian Supercross Championship opener and coverage of timed WSX practice sessions. Live coverage from Melbourne continues at 4:00am EDT on Saturday, 22 October, on FS2 with the GP.
Fox Sports broadcasts will continue in the United States for the 2023 FIM WSX Championship season, as the WSX schedule expands into new markets across the globe between July and November.
“Not only is Fox Sports an established leader in the American sports broadcasting landscape, it has placed a unique emphasis on action sports and motorsports over the years, making it an ideal US home for WSX as we embark on our mission to globalize supercross with FIM championship events around the world,” said Ryan Sanderson, managing director – commercial, SX Global.
“No global supercross effort would be legitimate or complete without strong coverage in the US, which is why this agreement with FOX Sports is so important to the future of WSX and our ability to entrench our global series with die-hard supercross fans and bring a global level of value to our brand partners.”
SX Global will be integrating a variety of innovations into its production of WSX events. For the first time ever, broadcasts will include behind the scenes team radio communications, live on-board cameras and extreme super-slow-motion cameras.
Leading the broadcast team will be legendary commentator, Ralph Sheheen, who will be joined by Jeff Emig and Kristen Beat as the trackside reporter.
“This is an exciting and innovative new world championship,” said Frank Wilson, VP of production, Fox Sports. “We are thrilled with the list of riders World Supercross has lined up, the race format is incredibly fan friendly and we look forward to the familiar faces of Ralph, Jeff and Kristen calling the races.”