The NTT IndyCar Series broadcasting contract with NBC runs out at the end of this season following three seasons of the American broadcaster serving as the exclusive broadcasting partner to the series. At a time where sports broadcast rights are a hot commodity with the NFL having just sold their broadcasting rights to ESPN and other deals up for renewal what is next for IndyCar?
Formula One has teamed up with Netflix to produce a behind-the-scenes look at the sport, Drive To Survive returns for season three which launches on Friday, March 19.
Drive To Survive, season three was filmed COVID 19 last season with a film crew working with each team individually instead of the crews going between garages. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series have recently launched a situation comedy revolving around a NASCAR team called The Crew.
Formula One is reportedly in talks with Amazon to host F1TV on Amazon this season or next season. NBC Universal announced earlier this year that it will close NBCSN at the end of this season. NBC announced in January that IndyCar Series practice will move to the Peacock service.
This could open up IndyCar to the likes of Amazon Prime or Netflix.