Bigshot TV a World First

Media Release: Friday 4 September 2015 by Heidi Croxford

The Tour of Homewood mountain bike stage race will make technology history when it becomes the first mountain bike stage race to offer live-streaming coverage for the complete event on BIGSHOT TV a world first straight off the Bigshot TV Facebook page 

Action from the three-day race, which will be based at the Fancourt Golf Estate in the town of George in South Africa’s Western Cape province, will be able to be followed via a livestreaming feed on Bigshot TV

The technological breakthrough is as a result of months of testing by BigShot Live and showcased on Bighost TV, a division of BigShot Media, the production company that’s responsible for the TV coverage of many of South Africa’s most significant mountain bike and triathlon events, including the ABSA Cape Epic, Cape Pioneer Trek, DuToit Tankwa Trek and the Standard Bank Ironman.

The inaugural Tour of Homewood in South Africa will make technological history by becoming the first mountain bike stage race to offer livestreaming coverage throughout all three stages. Photo supplied.

BigShot Media, who are undoubtedly the leading endurance sports event TV production company in Africa. joined forces with Paparazzi and Majohi and is launching Bigshot TV on 10 October 2015 with a full program lineup they will stream live off the Bighsot TV facebook Page, another world first. They are all about combining creativity and technology to deliver quality viewing and we have no doubt they will make a success of this pioneering project at the Tour of Homewood,”

The Tour of Homewood

The Tour of Homewood starts on Friday 4 September and comprise of three stages with distances ranging from 55-76km per day with 1200–1700m of vertical ascent. Each stage will start and finish at Fancourt where special Tour of Homewood accommodation packages have be made available to ensure a luxury off-the-bike experience at South Africa’s premier golf resort.

Bigshot TV Plans

Bigshot TV is going into test mode with Bigshot LIVE today Friday 4 September 2015.  You can tune in to watch the Tour of Homewood (endurance mountain bike race in George) right here onBigshot TV Facebook – a FIRST in the world!

Simply click on the LIVE TV button on top of the Bigshot TV Facebook page (where you normally find the PHOTOS / FRIENDS etc. tabs) to view our LIVE TV – YOU CAN ALSO SHARE THE PAGE ONCE OPENED and the share buttons to various social media platforms are at the bottom of the LIVE TV page.


Sneak preview for the Bigshot TV launch

A sneak preview of the Bigshot TV Program Line-up promises cover across various topics showcasing West Coast talent and news with 5 categories including entertainment, music, movies, tourism, extreme events & sport, a Bigshot Car show, Bigshot Schools. a virtual property show, documentaries covering local Bigshot Stories, fashion, food and fame.

The official launch

The BIG launch of BIGSHOT TV will be Saturday 10 October 2015… and we will broadcast the entire event to the world LIVE from right here in Melkbos! Get ready to be part of the BIGSHOT TV launch and become a BIGSHOT with us as we showcase Melkbos and the West Coast to the world LIVE!!! so watch the Bigshot TV Facebook Page  for more exciting news as the story unfolds!

For moe information, contact or or visit the Bigshot TV Facebook page.