PRODUCTION
Editorial & Camera Plans
On the eve of the centenary of the event, an exceptional production for an exceptional race.
This year the HYPERPOLE on Thursday will benefit from additional means.
The ACO has decided to give the production all possible means to ensure a complete coverage of the event.

More than ever, the TV coverage will bring the race to the fans in the four corners of the world and for the first time since 2019 the spectators return without limitations.
Free Practice
The production starts Wednesday June 8 at 13.45 CET, to cover the Free Practice 1. Followed by the qualifications, an essential part of the day.

This session determine which of the 6 cars in each category will participate in the Hyperpole on Thursday. The TV coverage will cover the track from the start of the last section, the stands, and the track up to the beginning of the Hunaudières. The on-board cameras will be working as well, and specific motion graphics will allow to follow, in real time, which cars are qualified or not for the following day.
In the evening, from 21.45 to 24.10 CET, the Free Practice 2 will be covered in a similar way.

On Thursday, the Free Practice 3 will be filmed from 14.45 to 18.10 CET.

The Hyperpole will benefit from a specific approach, from 19.40 to 21.45 CET. Full coverage of the track and specific motion graphics will allow a real time experience of the 24 cars who battle it out to determine the grid order for the first 6 cars in each category.

At the end of this session, an official ceremony for the pole men will take place on the track and will be filmed with the same attention.

The Warm-Up for the 24H du Mans is produced using all the technical and human resources dedicated to the race. The production starts Saturday 11 at 10.15 CET and ends at 11.00. Before and after this slot, the Saturday morning support races are also filmed.
The Race: The international feed
Like the last editions, this feed does not include interviews, resumes or split images to allow broadcasters to personalize their program with their own interviews and stories. This signal starts Saturday 11 at 15.30 CET and ends Sunday 12 at 16.45 CET. It is the account of the action. 

The editorial team working on the international feed consider the fact that at Le Mans, you have 4 categories and an over-all result that plays out simultaneously. We choose the best action and the best angle, thanks to some 40 cameras along the track and in the pits. It is also possible to put on-air one of the 14 cars equipped with 3 or 4 on-board cameras. 

Two cinéflex, one onboard a helicopter and the other below a blimp, a travelling on a 400-meter cable along the pits as well as a mobile hyper-slowmo, allows us to include exceptional footage.

The motion graphics (already used during the World Endurance Championships) add a significant number of important information to ensure a better understanding of the race. 

A selection of radio communication from the teams and the race director will be on-air, to explain and humanize the race. 

Day and night over 300 people, who work in shifts during the 40 hours we produce, run this technical set-up to ensure that each broadcaster may offer their viewers all over the world a full coverage of the race. Producing at the 24H Le Mans means bearing in mind that anything can happen, at any moment. Therefore, we continuously record from over 75 different image sources to be able to use on air slightly offline if needed.
The 24H Le Mans is an exceptional human and sport endeavour. The story also plays out on the faces of the crew in the pits, therefore we have several cameras in the pits to capture the emotion and share the passion. 

This being said, the International Feed at the 24H Le Mans should remain as neutral as possible to enable those broadcasters who wish, to personalize their program. 

The 24H Le Mans is covered by 104 cameras and 44 of these cameras are on board 14 cars. For the 24H app, we have 2 Pit reporters who work in the pitlane, making a maximum of interviews and a team of one journalist and one editor who edits a highlight every two hours during the race. (Highlights are available for rights holders on a separate satellite channel). 
RACE DAY
Camera Plan
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WEDNESDAY
Camera Plan
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THURSDAY
Camera Plan
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RACE NIGHT
Camera Plan
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At the end of the race the podiums of each category will be thoroughly covered.

The waiting area will be situated below the podium and the teams will get on the podium in 30 sec intervals in a specific order (3rd, 1st, 2nd) to avoid meeting in the stairs or in corridors.

ACO TV production team will cover the entire ceremony up to 16.45 CET (end of the I.S.) and later, offline, if needed.
Graphic Chart
The « Sidebar », omnipresent, shows the ranking. Depending on the cars followed on air, it is animated and gives the identity of the drivers involved, the teams, the time differences and the position of the cars fighting on the track. All with several additional details to facilitate the comprehension of the race. A lot of additional information is displayed at the bottom of the screen: the history of the differences in time or distance between the cars, the drivers track time, the pit stop time, the positioning of the cars in relation to each other, statistics…are displayed at relevant times. All this information makes it possible to follow and anticipate the strategy of the teams.Graphically, the focus is on the screen layout to maximize the experience of the live images and create a modern and dynamic approach.

The design of the onboard cameras is engineered to allow for more immersion and information from the Race direction display top centre of the screen. The top left corner remains blank to allow broadcasters to inlay their logo.

The status of the track: the “Full Course Yellow”, the “Safety Car” are punctuated by full screen animations.

The slowmo sections are adapted to the colours of the concerned category to enhance the narrative by category.

Please find below the Graphics Guide including the main visuals.
Graphic Guide
The contenders
For all you should know about the categories, the teams and what’s at stake - just download the document below.
Contenders 2022
LIVE
SIGNALS
Wednesday, June 8
Thursday, June 9
Saturday, June 11
TRANSMISSION 
SCHEDULE
Please find below a pdf with a recap of all transmissions during the event.
Transmission Schedule 2022
NEWS
EDITS

MAGAZINES
ROAD TO LE MANS
26 MIN - MAGAZINE
Monday, JUNE 6 at 16:30 GMT
Road to Le Mans
26 min
Featuring previous WEC races, test day highlights, main contender’s profiles, interviews with drivers & team managers…

Full Mix English commentary – English transcript

Available on
✓ European Satellite
✓ American Satellite
✓ BT Tower
✓ FTP Server
HIGHLIGHT PROGRAM
52 MIN
Monday, JUNE 13 at 16:30 GMT
HIGHLIGHT PROGRAM
52 min
Race highlights with interviews, drivers & team manager analysis of the race

Full Mix English commentary – English transcript 

Available on
✓ European Satellite
✓ American Satellite
✓ BT Tower
✓ FTP Server