ST. JOHN’S (June 24, 2016) – After several years of not having an annual review show, Targa Newfoundland will once again be hitting the airwaves with its highly popular review television show. Air dates are projected to be in early 2017 throughout North America and Europe.
A three year partnership with TV2GO Inc., a Toronto-based television sports production company, will allow Targa to once again reach national and international viewers. TV2GO Inc. has filmed eight Targa review shows to date, with professional film crews following the event, recording exciting action shots and conducting personal interviews of podium finishers for each of the shows.
TV2GO Inc. has won numerous awards for its filming and production capacities and has been involved with other motorsports events throughout North America and Europe to high regard. It has also been involved with film and production of advertising and shows for the Canadian Rally Championship, Global Rally Cross, Rally America, X Games rally, plus a long list of open wheel and sports car road racing events.
“Absolutely thrilled to be back on television, our greatest promotional tool,” an ecstatic Targa President Robert Giannou admitted when asked for his thoughts on the agreement. “We have worked with TV2GO Inc. over a large number of our review shows and have been very happy with their work. They know what the event is, how to film it properly and how to capture what Targa has to offer to competitors. Very happy to have them back filming our review show.”
Filming will commence on the Registration/Tech Day of the event, September 10th, and will continue through the competitive stages of the Targa, which covers 1,600 km’s of Newfoundland’s central and eastern coast. Filming will conclude at the Awards Gala, scheduled to be held at the Rooms, in St. John’s, on September 17th. Competitor interviews will be conducted at the conclusion of the event once winners are determined. Editing and production of the review show will take place over the fall and winter of 2016, with a release date of early 2017 anticipated.
Lawrence Partington, a partner in TV2GO Inc., will be on site to help with filming and ensuring the best possible shots are captured of the Targa.
“The Targa itself is a unique event to film. Interesting folks come from all over to compete in it, which makes getting to know them through the camera very special. And the scenery is absolutely breathtaking. The team and I have always enjoyed coming to Newfoundland to do the review show and we’re really glad we’re able to come back after a four year break. Very much looking forward to it!”
Owned and operated by Newfoundland International Motorsports Limited, Targa Newfoundland is one of three internationally recognized Targa motorsports events in the world. The 2016 competition will start in St. John’s on September 12th and concludes back in the capital on September 16th. The annual rally will cover more than 1,600 kilometers of the challenging, twisty roads of the central and eastern portion of Newfoundland, including over 440 kilometers of closed-road, flat-out Targa stages.