TEN to stream Le Mans online

By David Knox on June 15, 2012 / Filed Under Programming 12

TEN will be streaming the 24hr Le Mans race Live in France from 10.30pm on Saturday, June 16 at tensport.com.au

The online stream this weekend is the first time TEN has shown a Live sporting event exclusively online and not on TV.

TEN is  also the only broadcaster showing the race in its entirety, -a whopping 24hrs.

A one hour highlights show airs on TEN on June 30th at 5.00pm.


  1. JM June 17, 2012 at 2:55 pm -

    Must have just been when i was watching. There was no commentary this morning when i woke up. I checked on it for about an hour.

  2. Secret Squirrel June 17, 2012 at 12:20 pm -

    @JM – The English commentary on the Ten stream takes a break every now and then for about 15 mins. I listen to radiolemans.com during those times.

  3. JM June 17, 2012 at 8:23 am -

    Great that they have pictures and car sounds….. but i think Ten forgot to pay for commentary….. either that or I’m just watching at the wrong time…. But Eurosport have commentators

  4. William June 16, 2012 at 12:25 pm -

    JM- Eurosport is showing it

    They surely can stretch it out into like a 3 hour block because 1 hour block is not enough to cover it all on the same day but in a different timeslot in the lead up to the Dutch TT Race is on a Saturday instead of a Sunday.

    I don’t think One are covering it because Ten can show it Live just like the other Round ie. Commercialbank Grand Prix of Qatar. Moto3 starts at 5pm so David can you follow it up for Perth viewers.

  5. JM June 16, 2012 at 7:27 am -

    Is Speed showing it too? They did last year with Leigh Diffey commentating.

    Maybe Ten can start showing the Practise of the F1 online too….. although i won’t hold my breath!

    Cant wait till F1 bring in there own season pass…. won’t be long i think.

    But congrats to Ten for trying something different

  6. Donut June 15, 2012 at 9:43 pm -

    Thank goodness it is available somewhere. A few years back, I paid to watch it on Foxtel. It was exhausting but great.

  7. Josh777 June 15, 2012 at 1:18 pm -

    @ Batterstyle – they won’t. Regional affilitiates are damned in that they pay to broadcast basically the same content with none of the debt associated with production costs, which also results in them missing out of programming that is not shown on one of their channels. WIN Television have tried to maximise their footprint by changing the GO! and Gem on-screen indent’s to include “WIN” above each logo, but all online catch-services are only available on the primary networks website. Affiliates are slowly dying off, with that little original programming in Australia it is rediculous. And it’s programming such as this online Le Mans broadcast that shows just how much they are missing out on. If Australia were more like the U.S. where some affiliates create their own programming and brought programming that differs from the main channel then they atleast have more possibilites of increasing their footprint and bottom line, but as it currently stands they are doomed.

  8. Secret Squirrel June 15, 2012 at 12:42 pm -

    I know that there isn’t a huge audience for this but, seriously, how many people are going to be watching “Al Murray’s Compete for the Meat” at 1am or a repeat of a 6th round FA Cup match from 4 years ago at 2:30am?

    Put Moto GP quali on Ten and give us the first 6 hours until dark on One, then pick it up again from dawn. It’s once a year FFS.

  9. Batterstyle June 15, 2012 at 11:29 am -

    That is great for the viewers and national advertisers but how will regional advertisers with Southerncross Ten be able to get their services seen on the online stream?

  10. bill June 15, 2012 at 10:01 am -

    The Indy 500 was on Speed in HD, looked great too

  11. Josh777 June 15, 2012 at 9:21 am -

    Brilliant idea by TEN Sports. No one wants to waste a full day of programming on this globally known event, so having it shown online is the next best thing (with an article on TV Tonight only yesterday about the increase in online viewers). Not only does it increase the viewers of TEN Sports, but it reduces internet piracy with online streaming sites slowing regaining power since the FBI closure of multiple sites (the main one being Megavideo) earlier this year. I wonder if this will get all the TEN Sport haters off their backs for a while, with an ever increasing amount of abuse from NBL fans for TEN’s delayed and minimal coverage (which is equally due to the NBL but the fans seem to focus all their blame onto TEN).

  12. Ed June 15, 2012 at 9:00 am -

    Well done Channel Ten! I was assuming with One having changed agendas since 2011 that this would drop by the wayside, but I’m happy to be proven wrong.

    It’s quite incredible we get 22.5 hours live on Eurosport and now 24 hours live online on Ten when four years ago there was not one minute of Le Mans TV coverage.

  13. Craig June 15, 2012 at 8:30 am -

    Thanks a lot TEN, so we have to use up a lot of data to watch this live when they have ONE sitting there, surely they could suspend the normal programing for 24 hours?

    And what happened to the Indy 500 on a few weeks ago, who had the rights to that race?

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