ADAC GT Masters Goes Worldwide on NetRange Smart TVs

ADAC GT Masters Goes Worldwide on NetRange Smart TVs

Fans from all over the world can now watch the famous racing series on their TV screens

ADAC GT Masters, Europe’s leading GT racing series, and NetRange join forces. NetRange, foremost global provider of Smart TV solutions, will bring the ADAC GT Masters to Smart TVs around the world, allowing race fans to watch action-packed exciting races, live and as highlights, with some of today’s most desired super cars such as Audi R8 LMS, Bentley Continental, BMW M6, Corvette C7, Lamborghini Huracan, Porsche 911 R, Mercedes-Benz GT AMG or Nissan GTR in their GT 3 versions.

Besides the flagship series ADAC GT Masters the app will also cover the ADAC Formula 4. The series designed for young drivers features plenty of fresh racing talent, including Mick Schumacher, the son of F1 legend Michael Schumacher.

The races take place on some of the most famous tracks like Nürburgring, Hockenheimring, Zandvoort, Red Bull Ring or Sachsenring.

“ADAC GT Masters includes fantastic cars, fabulous brands, great tracks and unbelievably competitive racing”, said Jan Wendt, CEO of NetRange. “We cannot wait to bring the action to fans around the world.”

”Our cooperation with NetRange opens us new ways bringing the `league of super sports cars` and the promising young-gun series ADAC Formula 4 to the fans. With the Smart TV app from NetRange fans can watch the fabulous races and highlights whenever they want on their Smart TV”, said ADAC Motorsport Director Lars Soutschka.

The promising cooperation between ADAC and NetRange has been initiated by _wige MEDIA. As combined production and distribution partner of the ADAC GT Masters since 2010 the German media agency oversees the series’ international TV and moving image coverage.

"The media are in constant change. People seek and watch their favorite content in an entirely different way than they did ten years ago. Smart TV – combining the traditional linear TV feeling with a new, individualized media consumption – is a key part in our approach," added Senior Vice President of _wige MEDIA Thorsten Schroeder. "Having realized projects together with both NetRange and of course ADAC, we are sure that this partnership has huge mutual potential."

About NetRange
As one of the pioneers of Smart TV, NetRange is the leading global provider of white labeled, turnkey Smart TV and OTT ecosystems. The company is operating an integrated, full-service solution which includes UI design, payment, billing and customer management, content aggregation, backend services including global CDN, second level support and app development for more than 100 global CE, TV, STB, retailer and operator brands, such as Vodafone, Sharp, Loewe, Changhong, Ikea, TCL, MSH, Thomson, Skyworth or HD+. Its fully featured content portfolio includes local and global premium VoDs, linear TV channels via IP, cloud games, live sports, music and lifestyle apps. On its white labeled Smart TV app store NetRange makes media content available for TV users in over 100 countries around the world. In 2016 NetRange will launch OS.CAR, the new connected car infotainment platform.
For more information, please visit www.netrange.com

About ADAC GT Masters
The ADAC GT Masters series organised by Europe’s largest mobility club addresses dyed-in-the-wool motor sportsmen. The setup for the most popular GT series calls for two 1-hour races per racing weekend, one on Saturday, the other on Sunday. At halftime in each race, the drivers in a crew switch places in the cockpit, i.e. two drivers per car get to drive. The ADAC GT Masters is a stable showcase where carmakers can present and sell their GT3 sports cars. This innovative series is a consistent development of ADAC’s motor sport policy and adds diversity to German car racing – a highly attractive platform for ambitious drivers and professional teams. The ADAC GT Masters is dubbed the League of the Super Sports Cars. Which is not surprising, since the makes represented read like a Who is Who in car racing: Audi, Bentley, BMW, Corvette, Lamborghini, Mercedes-Benz AMG, Nissan and Porsche.

About _wige
_wige MEDIA AG is a leading communications company in sports and the automotive business, offering a broad palette of media services in the core sectors of technology and content. Among the distinctive competencies of _wige GROUP are the activation of brands through innovative and entertaining programmes, and the TV production of premium sports events like DTM, ADAC Zurich 24h-race, VELUX EHF Handball Champions League as well as the unilateral feed of Formula 1 for German host broadcaster RTL. _wige provides moving image production and TV rights marketing for the ADAC GT Masters since 2010 and recently renewed the cooperation for further three years.