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Motorsport TV goes online-only

A new era for a frequently troubled station: Motorsport TV is going online-only.

From the start of next month, the channel will only be available via motorsport.tv as well as Apple TV, Android and iOS apps. Crucially, following a free period, the service will only be available via a seperate subscription.

Previously known as Motors TV, the channel has over the years had a turbulent history, with the channel crashing off various TV platforms on a number of occasions.

Following its takeover by Motorsport Network, and rebrand to Motorsport TV, an HD channel was promised but never materialised.

The move to come off Sky, Freesat and Virgin Media follows last month's announcement of the continental version of the channel being withdrawn from France's Canal+, in what proved to be an early sign of a wider withdrawal from traditional TV platforms.