Press Release from Dream Racer TV: Riding Morocco: Chasing the Dakar follows Christophe Barriere-Varju from the Multi-Award Winning film Dream Racer and fellow Australian, TV presenter & former Miss World and Miss Universe Australia Laura Csortan, as they ride the new Honda Africa Twin from Marrakech in Morocco through mountains, gorges, rivers and deserts to reach the Moroccan Sahara following the route of the original Dakar Rally.
Riding Morocco: Chasing the Dakar has been broadcast on National Geographic across 170 countries worldwide last June and if you have missed it, you will be able to watch it – free of charge on Friday 30 September 2016 – on Dream Racer Television (https://ondemand.dreamracer.
The Dream Racer Television Video-On-Demand platform has already reached viewers from over 35 countries in its short 80 days since its launch. The platform content is protected with best-in-class DRM protection and 256k encryption levels. The platform uses dynamic adaptive streaming, which means the quality (and the size) changes dynamically based upon the speed of the user’s internet connection and automatically switches based on the user’s bandwidth.
“We are pleased to be working once again with National Geographic and greatly value the trust placed in our newly launched Video-On-Demand platform to show this film worldwide. This would not have been possible without the continued support from Fox, National Geographic and Honda. Having Riding Morocco: Chasing the Dakar fits our strategy perfectly as our goal is to provide more content to viewers on the themes of adventure, discovery, dreams, determination, resilience, to inspire people to get out there and experience the beautiful things the world has to offer. Having a film produced by National Geographic on our platform is a great honour“, says Christophe Barriere-Varju.
Story Plot: Two adventure bikers take on the journey of a lifetime travelling through Morocco, North Africa, on the trail of the ultimate biking challenge, the Dakar Rally. One rider, Christophe Barriere-Varju, has competed in the Dakar Rally four times. The other, Laura Csortan, has never set a wheel off road before. Starting in Marrakech, Morocco, they must make their way through mountains, gorges, rivers and deserts to reach the Moroccan Sahara. Christophe will be sharing his knowledge of what it takes to be an off-road adventurer whilst Laura will be pushing her biking skills to the limits and experiencing a journey like never before. Will they make it to their final destination of the Sahara Desert or will the journey of a lifetime be too much for an off-road novice?