OPGP Inks Television Deals


The Offshore Powerboat Grand Prix has reached a multimedia, multi-year agreement with Torque.TV—a new online destination for motorsports and the high performance lifestyle—to air the Offshore Powerboat Grand Prix Series starting in 2015 on television and digital platforms. The announcement was made in a press release sent out by OPGP, which is headquartered in Orlando, Fla., this morning.

As part of a multi-year agreement announced earlier this year between Torque.TV and CBS Sports Network, OPGP programming will air on CBS Sports Network in one-hour highlight shows weekdays in primetime or on weekend afternoons, according to the release

“Offshore Powerboat racing is one of the most exciting and technically challenging forms of motorsport today,” said Roger Werner, Chairman and Founder of Torque, in the release “With helicopters, drones and a significant number of on-boat cameras, we expect that this series—and the state-of-the-art production qualities that come with it—will rekindle America’s fascination with this exciting sport.

Motorsport Mundial, the world’s most widely distributed weekly motorsports magazine television show with a weekly global reach 600 million households, will provide coverage of all OPGP events.

“This is going to give much deserved, North American and worldwide exposure to the sport of offshore powerboat racing ” commented Jason Miller, the general manager of OPGP, in the release. ” The racers who put their heart and soul into this sport are
going to reap the benefits of this exposure, reaching fans who can’t make the races, as well as new fans worldwide ”

Miller added that in 2015 the series will consist of a five-race championship that is affiliated with the American Power Boat Association and Union Internationale Motonautique. OPGP will run on-water and technical activities. Specific race dates and locations will be announced in the near future, he said.