At the start of the new DTM season, series organiser ITR and production partner _wige MEDIA AG renewed their cooperation for three further years. The corresponding agreement covers extensive technical and media services. _wige has been active on behalf of ITR since 1992, boosting the strong international profile of the series ever since the start of the new DTM in 2000.
_wige will also continue to provide moving image production and merchandising for the ADAC GT Masters for the next three years.
_wige procides high-quality image production from all races (including qualifying) in HD quality. TV partners worldwide receive the live signal along with detailed on-air graphics via satellite and are able to use editorially prepared highlights for their coverage. Viewers can watch the races in selected scenes from the drivers’ perspective through on-board cameras provided by _wige. Additionally, moving image material aired on all DTM media channels is designed and rendered by _wige.
Technically speaking _wige operates the timekeeping service, the Fan TV which is transmitted around the entire event area, and the event and race safety technology. _wige attends every DTM race with a crew of approximately 150, up to 50 cameras, and multiple production vehicles. The purpose-built devices for on-board images, graphics services, and timekeeping are brought from Germany to events at overseas circuits too.
In addition to the DTM agreement, _wige’s commission for the production and merchandising of moving images for the ADAC GT Masters was extended for three years. The first GT Masters race of the season in Oschersleben from 24 to 26 April has already been successfully produced. _wige was first commissioned by ADAC to produce the TV images in 2007, meaning that it has accompanied the ‘league of super sports cars’ since its debut year.
The ADAC GT Masters benefits from an expanded national and international TV package for the 2015 season. New television partner SPORT1 will broadcast all races in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland live on Saturdays and Sundays (13.00 CET), and more than 100 TV channels will air images from the ADAC GT Masters in 210 countries.