Set to launch at the iconic Monza circuit later this month (13/14 April), the year ahead promises to deliver more of the high-octane action for which the Blancpain GT Series has become renowned. A full-season entry list comprising 49 cars and 10 different automotive brands will ensure packed grids throughout the five-round campaign, while an even bigger contingent is expected for the marquee Total 24 Hours of Spa (25-28 July).
On its native continent, the Endurance Cup will continue a long-standing relationship with Eurosport. The pan-European network is available in 54 countries and broadcasts in 20 different languages, ensuring a reach of some 137 million households.
Eurosport will air live coverage from Endurance races, guaranteeing the series a television presence in key motorsport markets such as France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium and the Netherlands. Viewers will enjoy lights-to-flag coverage of the opening event at Monza, beginning at 15.00 CEST, as well as one-hour highlights on the Tuesday after the race (21.00 CEST).
There will be additional ways for fans across the continent to follow the series on TV this year. Fox Sports Europe will air highlights in a number of counties, including Turkey and Israel, while Dutch viewers will also have access to highlights via RTL 7.
The same option will be afforded to fans in Greece and Cyprus thanks to NOVA Sports, and through the SportTV network in Croatia. What's more, Blancpain GT Series followers in Belgium will continue to receive highlights via RTBF, which will also air live coverage from the Total 24 Hours of Spa.
The Blancpain GT Series enjoys a significant fanbase in the Americas and will once again be available to households across this vast region. CBS Sports Network will broadcast to the U.S. and Canada, taking fans to the heart of the action with live coverage. Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean will have access to TV highlights courtesy of Fox Latin America.
Two of the full-season brands contesting this year's Endurance Cup hail from the Asian continent, making this an important region for the series. It will be well served thanks to Fox Sports Asia, which will carry highlights to a list of countries that includes Japan, Thailand and South Korea. What's more, Star Sports will provide the same service in China, while the Asiavision network of channels will take highlights to a further 10 countries. In New Zealand, meanwhile, TV3 will broadcast highlights throughout the season.
Fox Africa Sports will show highlights in a wide range of nations across the continent, including South Africa, Nigeria and Ghana, while pan-African station Kwese will provide a similar service. With several South African drivers confirmed to participate in the full season, such extensive coverage will be well received.
In addition to these agreements, the international Motorvision platform will take live coverage and highlights to a vast number of countries across the globe. A leading producer of automotive content, Motorvision’s significant list of territories encompasses Europe, Asia, the Middle-East and Africa, with crucial markets such as the United Kingdom and Australia among those covered.
As well as comprehensive television coverage, fans will have access to every racing lap of the 2019 season through live web streaming on YouTube, Motor Trend on Demand, and Motorsport.com. The same stream will be available to view on the official Blancpain GT Series website, the free Blancpain GT Series app, and the series' social media channels. In all cases, commentary will be offered in both English and French.
Away from the live action, a number of global motorsport magazine programmes will feature the Blancpain GT Series throughout 2019. These include Mobil 1: The Grid, Sports Unlimited, Pure Outdoor, Only Live Once and Action Sport World.
With comprehensive television broadcasting and live web streaming on offer, every racing fan will have the opportunity to follow what promises to be another thrilling season of GT3 competition.