Bloomberg Television to air Clipper Round The World Yacht Race show

US channel to show news and long-form programming of international yacht race.

Bloomberg Television to air Clipper Round The World Yacht Race show

Bloomberg Television, the TV division of international business news service Bloomberg, has acquired the rights to sports news and long-form programming for the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race.

As a result of the deal, Bloomberg Television will air the second season of the ‘Race of Their Lives’ series on the Clipper Round The World Yacht race.

The series, the first episode of which aired over on Bloomberg Television over the weekend, offers a total of seven one-hour shows with an exclusive 'access-all-areas' pass to the tenth edition of the biennial endurance challenge for amateur sailors.

The series will be shown across the UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa.

UK-based production company 1080 Media TV signed on with Clipper Ventures, the company which organises the race, and it will once again produce and distribute the series, together with live feeds, news and social media packages.

"The reappointment of 1080 Media TV reflects the growing demand and diversity of requirements for our high-energy content as every-day people take on this remarkable challenge," said Clipper Ventures global business and communications director, and executive producer, Jonathan Levy.

The Clipper 2015/16 Race got underway at the end of August and will run until July 2016.