W Series to be broadcast live on UK's free-to-air Channel 4

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W Series has signed a deal with Britain's Channel 4 to show live coverage of all six races of the all-female championship.

Channel 4's terrestrial free-to-air programming will include build-up and behind-the-scenes insights from each circuit, qualifying, as well as full race coverage.

"This is a historic moment for us," said W Series CEO Catherine Bond Muir.

"The UK, with its incredible love of motorsport, is a cornerstone market for W Series, and what better way to engage and entertain than with live coverage of our all-female single-seater racing?

"Channel 4 is the ideal broadcast partner and we’re delighted to be working with them as we introduce the world to this exciting new concept."

From 2016 to last year, Channel 4 was Britain's free-to-air broadcaster for Formula 1, offering a blend of live races and highlight packages.

Channel 4 commentator and W Series Advisory Board Chairman David Coulthard, said:

"I’ve had the privilege of working with Channel 4 as a Formula 1 commentator for many years and I’m thrilled that their appetite for live motorsport has grown to cover W Series too," said the multiple Grand Prix winner.

"Channel 4’s experience with Formula 1 will prove invaluable as we work together to produce a compelling show for viewers, fans, partners and sponsors alike."

All six W Series events are included on the German DTM series' 2019 platform, with the season launching at Hockenheim on May 4.

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