Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Schedule and TV News

Finally some 'semi-official' news about the TV Package, and schedule, it simply confirms what many of us knew for some time. CBS for six races, the rest on SPEED.

Link To ESPN Story.

CBS time-buy agreement
A source familiar with the negotiations revealed to that Champ Car management has reached a basic time-buy agreement with CBS that will see at least six races televised live on the network in 2005, growing to as many as thirteen races in 2007. The Long Beach Grand Prix may be added as a seventh network race if logistical differences can be ironed out. Scheduled on the final day of The Masters (a CBS institution), the Long Beach start could be moved up to as early as 11 a.m. to facilitate live coverage. The event could be shown on a tape-delay basis or shifted to Champ Car's cable partner, which is expected to be SPEED Channel. Champ Car's 2005 race schedule is slated for release on Oct. 21 while an announcement of the TV package is being planned for Nov. 1 in New York.