February saw the return of the fastest motorsport show on television as 106 broadcasters around the world tuned in for the opening episode of a new series of Mobil 1 The Grid.
For the last 12 years Sunset+Vine’s flagship branded content property has been setting the benchmark for sponsored motorsport on TV and online. Thanks to Mobil 1, the production team have access to some of the sport’s biggest teams and drivers including Red Bull Formula 1, NASCAR’s Stewart Haas-Racing, Porsche, Corvette and Toyota Gazoo Racing. Thanks to Covid the racing is a bit different this year – or at least filming it is.
Calendars and schedules are still being changed, while crews are limited to where and who they can film with at race tracks due to the various protocols and restrictions put in place by individual championships.
Despite the challenges, 2021 has got off to its customary high octane start, complete with all-new titles and graphics. The show has already covered the Dakar rally, 12 hours of Sebring, Arctic rally and the new Porsche Carrera Cup Series in North America. We’ve spoken to Red Bull new boy Sergio Perez, taken an exclusive look at Toyota’s new WEC Hypercar and got the drivers at SHR to give us an exclusive preview to the Daytona 500 and NASCAR’s first dirt race since 1970. The team now has its sights set on races in South Africa, Texas, Colorado and Europe. If there’s racing on, they’ll cover it. Somehow.
UEFA has tasked Sunset+Vine’s football production team to play a key role at this year’s EURO, in providing coverage for matches in EURO 2020.
Sunset+Vine has been named as one of European Professional Club Rugby's (EPCR) digital content partners for this and next season.
Sunset+Vine is pleased to announce the appointment of David Tippett as Managing Director of Sunset+Vine, effective immediately.
Sunset+Vine appointed as Host Broadcaster for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, held between 28 July - 8 August 2022.
Sunset+Vine & Sky Sports win the Sports Programme RTS Award for the ICC Cricket World Cup Final between England and New Zealand.
Sunset+Vine & Sky Sports's coverage of the ICC Cricket World Cup Final between England and New Zealand wins the Best Sports Programme Award.
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Sunset+Vine’s ground-breaking production of Channel 4 Cricket saw the company winning 4 BAFTAs including the Academy’s Special Award in 2005. Coverage of the 2012 Paralympic Games for Channel 4 was a BAFTA winner for Best Sports Programme and Channel 5’s children’s extreme sports series, RAD won a BAFTA for Best Children’s Entertainment Programme.
Royal Television Society Awards have been won for Sunset+Vine’s coverage of 2017 World Athletics Championships; 2016 Rio Paralympic Games; 2012 London Paralympic Games (Special Judges Award); and for the Channel 4 Cricket output.