IndyCar Secures Multiple International Broadcasting Deals
The NTT IndyCar Series have secured broadcasting contracts in multiple countries around the world ahead of the start of the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season this weekend at the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg.
Sky Sports F1HD will broadcast the series live in the UK. Sportsnet have secured the rights in Canada.
The series will also be broadcast live in Sweden, Russia, New Zealand, the Republic of Ireland (through Sky Sports F1), Japan, Spain to name but a few countries.
The full list of broadcasters is as follows:
Territories, Channel(s) – Check local listings for channel information:
Africa – Sub Saharan (French language), Canal+
Africa – South Africa/Sub Saharan (English language), SuperSport
Asia – Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Hong Kong, Guam, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, North Korea, Thailand, Vietnam and Mainland China (English language), Fox Sports/Star Sports
Australia, Fox Sports (one-hour version)
Brazil, Bandeirantes/Band Sports/DAZN
Canada, Sportsnet World and SN NOW+
Ireland, Sky Sports F1
Japan, NHK (Indianapolis 500 only)
New Zealand, Sky Sport
Portugal, Sport TV
Russia, Match TV/TV4 (one-hour version)
Russia, Viasat Sport East
Sweden, Viasat/TV3, TV10 (one-hour version)
Switzerland, DAZN (German language)/Canal+ (French language)
United Kingdom, Sky Sports F1
Worldwide, Mobil 1: The Grid (featured in the weekly motorsports program)
Speaking about the news, Stephen Starks, INDYCAR vice president of promoter and media partner relations who worked closely with London based Heather White, IndyCar Media’s licensing point of contact said:
We are pleased to offer this great content to so many people around the world,” “These deals represent partnerships between INDYCAR, the broadcast partners and the race fans they reach. We believe that through our media arrangements, more people around the world will now have the opportunity to see the NTT IndyCar Series as the fastest and most diverse racing series available and experience the international flavor of drivers such as five-time series champion Scott Dixon of New Zealand and the return of Fernando Alonso and McLaren Racing to the Indianapolis 500 in May.”