Sport 1 and DAZN lead new international broadcasters for IndyCar Series
US motor racing’s IndyCar Series has clinched further international broadcast rights deals ahead of the new season starting this weekend.
New TV partners announced today include dedicated sports broadcaster Sport 1 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, where the racing will be shown live on premium service Sport1+.
In addition, DAZN, the over-the-top sports streaming platform is to show the racing in Italy, and on its new global service in more than 60 countries across Europe, Asia, Australasia, the Caribbean, South and Central America, North Africa and the Middle East.
Meanwhile, renowned sports broadcaster Eurosport has acquired rights to IndyCar in Poland and the Indian subcontinent, while TV Arena will offer coverage in Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Slovenia.
IndyCar has also confirmed the new deal with Brazilian free-to-air broadcaster TV Cultura.
Elsewhere, Arena 4 in Hungary and Sport Extra in Romania are back for this year, having shown the series in 2020, and Fox Sports will provide live coverage in more than 12 countries in Asia, including mainland China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea and North Korea.
As a result of these agreements, the 2021 IndyCar Series, which starts with the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama on Sunday, will be available via 26 networks in 209 countries.
National network NBC holds exclusive rights to the series in USA in a three-year deal that expires at the end of this year.