Motorsport.tv is a Pan-European digital television channel dedicated to motorsport. Launched in 2000 as Motors TV, it broadcasts an extensive range of national and international racing series featuring cars, motorbikes, boats and aircraft. Its premier championships include the World Rally Championship, the FIA World Endurance Championship, United SportsCar Championship, Australian Supercars Championship, British Formula Three and a host of FIM-sanctioned motorcycle competitions. It is broadcast 24 hours a day, 7 days a week across Europe.
The channel launched as Motors TV in France in September 2000. The English version of Motors TV began broadcasting in March 2001. Since then it has grown in both viewership and series featured, adding premier international events such as the World Rally Championship, Bathurst 1000, Petit Le Mans and Daytona 24 Hours.
Throughout its existence the channel has featured a wide variety of car racing, including single-seaters, touring cars, prototypes, GTs and rally competition. More recently it has shown an increased commitment to motorcycle racing, adding live coverage of the Spanish and Italian championships to its schedules in 2011. In addition to circuit competitions it has also established itself as the home of motocross, with the World MX Championships, America’s AMA Motocross and several supercross series now screening live on the channel.
As well as four-wheel Motors TV also covers categories as diverse as the sea-based Ocean Grand Prix, aerobatics, New Zealnd’s JetSprints series and various radio controlled car competitions.
In addition to sporting events the channel also broadcasts magazine programmes such as Inside Grand Prix, Build or Bust and Best of Crash.
On 20 January 2015, Motors TV announced that they would start broadcasting in the Pan-American regions on 28 January 2015.
In November 2016, Motorsport Network bought Motors TV.
On 1 March 2017, Motors TV got rebranded to become Motorsport.tv. There will be a launch of an HD channel and the station will be available via desktop, mobile and streaming devices.