The official images of the 102nd Giro d’Italia, produced live by host broadcaster RAI for four and half hours each day, will be distributed worldwide to more than 200 territories, throughout 18 TV networks.
For the first time ever, RAI will guarantee the live broadcast on its different channels without any interruption.
The daily program dedicated to the Giro will begin with “Villaggio di Partenza” on RAI Sport+ HD, usually until 12.30. It will include the riders’ sign in session, pre-race and start line interviews, followed by “Anteprima Giro” until 14.30, still on the same channel as the first live images of the race.
The baton will then be passed onto RAI 2 for “Giro in diretta” until 16.15 and “Giro all’Arrivo” straight after, including the broadcast of the final phases of each stage until the finish scheduled at 17.15. Following that immediately will be the traditional post-race analysis of the “Processo alla Tappa” for approximatively 45 minutes, without changing channel.
Two evening programs will be on offer on RAI Sport+ HD with the “TGiro” starting at 20.00 with 30 minutes of highlights from the race and interviews; and “Giro Notte”, which is a 60-minute synthesis of the stage with original comments starting at 00.15.
ACROSS THE WORLD
In Italy, the race will be viewable also on Eurosport, the network that narrates cycling in 21 languages and in all European countries at the exception of France where La Chaîne L’Équipe holds the exclusive broadcasting rights, including in all French DOM-TOM.
Also, across Europe, there is free-to-air coverage by MVTA in Hungary, RSI in Ticino, EITB in the Basque Country, S4C in Wales and RTL in Luxemburg. On the other hand, NOS in The Netherlands and VTM Medialaan in Belgium will broadcast short daily highlights.
Fans of the Giro in the USA and Canada will be able to choose between two OTT platforms: Fubo.tv and Flobikes.com, who will offer all the stages live to their subscribers while ESPN will broadcast the race to the whole of South America as well as the Caribbean. In addition, Colombian cycling enthusiasts will receive the images free-to-air on Caracol TV while TDN will show the race live in Mexico and the rest of Central America.
In South Africa, the first Grand Tour of the year will be seen on Supersport whereas in Australia and South East Asia, it will again be on Eurosport. In Japan, live broadcast will be reachable via the OTT DAZN while New Zealanders will connect through Sky Sport. The event’s digital platform (www.giroditalia.it website and official app) and social media (YouTube, Dailymotion, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) will give space to daily race highlights, animated race profiles, interviews with protagonists and a contents from start and finish areas.
To cover the other regions of the world (Sub-Saharan Africa, Indian sub-continent and China) live streaming will be available for all the stages live on GCN – Global Cycling Network.
Images of the race will be distributed worldwide by news agencies SNTV, Thomson Reuters and Perform while Sport24 channel will showcase the emotions of the Corsa Rosa on aeroplanes and boats.
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