Global Champions, the pinnacle of show jumping, today announces the launch of the Longines Global Champions Tour, GCL and Tops International Arena platform GCTV, an innovative hub for supporters to enhance their show jumping viewing experience. Fans will have the opportunity to sign up for a GCTV Pro, Live or Access pass which forms part of GC’s latest digital strategy bringing a new and exciting experience for fans and how they engage with show jumping worldwide.
Equestrian fans can book a front-row seat to watch the best show jumping action in the world and be able to watch full live streams of all classes at Longines Global Champions Tour and Tops International Arena events with multi-language commentary during LGCT Grand Prix and GCL classes including English, Chinese, French and Spanish. On the brand new over the top (OTT) platform, there will be extensive backstage coverage, analysis and interviews as well as access to unique archive footage, exclusive masterclass sessions and the brand new in-depth series LGCT Grand Prix Analysis from GC's creative studio.
Jan Tops, President and Founder, Longines Global Champions and GCL, said:
“With the launch of GCTV, we are starting our digital transformation journey. We have always been pioneers in show jumping and GCTV will innovate and entertain in this exciting new era. We have invested significantly in our new OTT platform GCTV to offer greater enjoyment of this incredible sport and to give fans the power to create their own unique viewing experiences."
Evolving towards a global entertainment brand
GCTV enables Global Champions to realise its vision for a brand new digital strategy. The passionate worldwide community of equestrian fans will be able to watch all the sporting drama unfold on GCTV which will continue to innovate with industry-leading technology and interactive graphics taking fans backstage with the stars at the extraordinary events while enhancing engagement with the sport. Global Champions’ new digital service will be available worldwide via the website on PC, tablet, mobile and television using cast technology. There will find more than 600 hours of live streaming which can also be viewed on-demand straight after each class.
‘GCTV Live & Pro Pass’, privileged access to Global Champions digital ecosystem
The GCTV Live Pass brings together fans who have a passion for show jumping offering special access to all of GC’s digital content including in-depth, studio discussions and analysis, archive footage of past events and insider information on riders and teams. By upgrading to the GCTV Pro Pass, subscribers will get exclusive and premium content along with all competition coverage from LGCT, GCL and Tops International Arena. Another highlight feature includes the ability to view results clips from all classes and riders.
GCTV Access Pass will be available for free by simply registering on the website. It offers exciting content, including a range of on-demand videos such as the 20Q series, Tips & Tricks and In The Saddle. Subscribers will also have access to the world class GCTV studio which will give extensive coverage of live broadcasts pre and post event, analysis and post event interviews. This plan will also offer an innovative 3D course plan, news, travel and lifestyle features, as well as rider and team profiles, start lists, live results and rankings.