SpeedTV has piped Le Mans racing action to American television sets since 1995, and with the signing of a new multi-year television deal, the annual Frankish displays of 24-hour madness will continue to have a home on the cable network. The length of the deal wasn't disclosed, but it does include expanded digital rights, which we'll hope is network code for "live streaming." Now you know where to turn on June 16.
And in case you didn't know, the channel also signed a deal with World Rally Championship for 30-minute recaps of each day's action this year, starting with this weekend's Rally Argentina. It will also be covering the MotoGP race in Spain this weekend and live-streaming qualifying on Speed2. So double hurray and yay for SpeedTV emerging yet further from its NASCAR shell.


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      lasertekk
      • 2 Years Ago
      Liked it better when it was Speedvision. No nascar, but plenty of road racing, rallying, classic sports car shows and related material. Now, not so much, but is better than nothing.
        lasertekk
        • 2 Years Ago
        @lasertekk
        meant to say the new contract with Le Mans is better than nothing
        gtv4rudy
        • 2 Years Ago
        @lasertekk
        ... nothing is better than watching garbage on the Speed Chanel. Better to watch online.
        TOGO
        • 2 Years Ago
        @lasertekk
        Speedvision Yea! I thought I was the only one who thought it was the best. Fox should just do a NASCAR only channel for their fans and get Seedvision back for the rest of us.
          TOGO
          • 2 Years Ago
          @TOGO
          Get Speedvision back for the rest of us!
      sloturbo
      • 2 Years Ago
      So double hurray and yay for SpeedTV emerging yet further from its NASCAR shell. Could not agree with you more! Less NASCAR, more racing with left AND right turns.
        kevsflanagan
        • 2 Years Ago
        @sloturbo
        Myself been watching less and less of SpeedTV. To much NASCAR and not enough other forms of racing. I've even stopped watching Wind Tunnel due to it focusing to much on NASCAR.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @sloturbo
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      budwsr25
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's not like they show the whole 24 hours. They cut the broadcast into segments and air nascar crap instead. Also they sucked this year with the airing of the Daytona 24. Why doesn't nascar buy the OWN network from Oprah and have their own network.
        kevsflanagan
        • 2 Years Ago
        @budwsr25
        Whats worse is that if memory serves Grand-Am is the racing series that puts on the Daytona 24hr. They are owned by the France Family who surprise surprise owns NASCAR. You'd think they'd want the series aired and to get more viewers. Its as if they fear it will catch on and eclipse NASCAR.
          • 2 Years Ago
          @kevsflanagan
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      Karl T
      • 2 Years Ago
      So tired of the morons at Speed. Only their flock of idiots can try to link an Audi r18 to something in NASCAR.
      pasigiri
      • 2 Years Ago
      All the comments about NASCAR getting it's own channel, I ABSOLUTELY AGREE. They show for too much NASCAR stuff on Speed. They should have Speed NASCAR and SpeedVision (coverage of FIA, Super V8, American Le Mans/Le Mans, Super GT, WRC, Mazda ... you name it, Top Gear US and UK, Motorweek, automotive movies like Le Mans, Gone in 60 sec., Cannonball Run <- loved that movie, etc., etc., etc.). There so much more than NASCAR out there. There's some DANG GOOD RACING going on and we're all missing it.
        TOGO
        • 2 Years Ago
        @pasigiri
        Also cut out the pseudo reality competition shows as well. I'm sick of seeing fat bald tattoo guys swearing and yelling at each other. Get back to your roots, RACING!
          • 2 Years Ago
          @TOGO
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      Alex
      • 2 Years Ago
      If only they'd open Speed2 up to anyone. I'd willingly pay for that site if they had the option. Its like Netflix and ESPN3 combined to stream every race series on earth, yet sadly no one can actually get on it.
        StephenT
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Alex
        Absolutely. Make Speed2 a stand alone internet fee based service that anyone can get instead of a small handful of cable providers. I would gladly pay each month for it.
      gtv4rudy
      • 2 Years Ago
      What? ... they actually show auto racing on the Speed Chanel?
        ufgrat
        • 2 Years Ago
        @gtv4rudy
        They've had Le Mans for some time, they had ALMS (including pretty good coverage of Sebring) until ALMS decided to go digital only, and their F1 coverage is pretty darned comprehensive: Free Practice 1 & 3 on streaming, and full coverage of free practice 2, qualifying and the race, then F1 Debrief as a standalone show. Of course, the whacked out hours mean you pretty much have to have a DVR to keep up with it.
          • 2 Years Ago
          @ufgrat
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      axiomatik
      • 2 Years Ago
      Great news, it's been missing for far too long. It was the one thing that I would always tune to on Speed. Ever since they dropped WRC coverage, I have hardly watched Speed.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @axiomatik
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          axiomatik
          • 2 Years Ago
          As the article clearly states.... Within five minutes of reading this article, I already had it scheduled to record on my Tivo.
      Carbon Fibre
      • 2 Years Ago
      aaaand have the sh*ttiest F1 coverage ever.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Carbon Fibre
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      Reparkable
      • 2 Years Ago
      Finally the WRC is back on Speed. Albeit not quite the 1hr daily recap we had years ago on SpeedVision, this is at least a step forward. Kudos to Speed.
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