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Bloomberg Television picks up Clipper race rights

The Bloomberg Television division of international business news service Bloomberg has acquired rights for the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.

The rights comprise sports news and long-form programming of the world’s longest ocean race, with the current campaign running until July 2016.

Season two of Bloomberg Television’s ‘Race of Their Lives’ series started at the weekend and will offer seven one-hour shows featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the 10th edition of the Clipper race.

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

UK-based production company 1080 Media TV has been retained for a second season to produce and distribute the series as well as live feeds, news and social media packages. The company was appointed by Clipper Ventures, which operates the race.