A strong set of international broadcast partnerships will connect the NTT INDYCAR SERIES to a growing global audience in 2021. A series of innovations and growing broadcast and live broadcast relationships will bring the stars of the first open wheel racing series in North America in many markets. Europe, Asia and more.
Existing and renewed partnerships will take the work of the series and united athletes to Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nordic countries, Latin America, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Sahara Bringing Africa, Spain, United Kingdom and Vietnam. New distribution partners in other countries and regions will be announced shortly.
Coverage will also increase in some countries such as Australia, while Fox Sports Australia and Kayo will broadcast practices, qualifiers and live broadcasts of each race for fans passionate about New Zealander Will Power and three-time Australian champion. V8 Supercars Scott McLaughlin. . .
Sky Sport remains New Zealand’s broadcast partner, targeting Kiwi sports legend and six-time Chip Ganassi Racing Series champion Scott Dickson.
“The new engagement is huge,” said Penske McLaughlin rookie. “I have a lot of support at home and not just myself, but Lowell Bauer and Scott Dixon as well. Watching each session is great for our friends and fans. That would be great.”
Canadian Sportsnet returns to broadcast the NTT INDYCAR series on television, featuring Canadians James Henschliffe of Andretti Steinbrenner Autosport and Dalton Kellett of AJ Foyt Racing.
“The support we have received from Canada has been tremendous,” said Henschcliffe of Toronto. “The fans are thrilled. They will be excited to see where they can watch NTT INDYCAR this year. “
GAORA SPORTS will continue to provide coverage in Japan, which has a passionate fan base in INDYCAR which has twice followed the Indianapolis 500 presented by Rahal Letterman Lanegan Racing winner Takuma Sato at Gainbridge.
“Our fans have always wanted more information,” Sato said. “GAORA provides such great support. I’m really grateful to you. “
The French channels CANAL +, Ziggo Sport and Viaplay in the Nordic countries are also back to support their fellow citizens joining the series.
“It’s hard for fans in the Netherlands to follow the series without Ziggo Sport,” said Dutchman and 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES Rookie of the Year Rinus VeeKay of Ed Carpenter Racing. “I can really see the interest growing. It’s cool and comfortable for all the fans at home. “
Swedish driver Felix Rosenqvist, who rivals Arrow McLaren SP, said: “We have had a lot of INDYCAR fans in Sweden since Kenny Brack drove the car (1996-2005). You can really see that interest kick in when Marcus (Ericsson) and I joined in. The Viaplay series has a good platform and good reviews, and it is extremely important for young pilots to help develop the passion in our country. “
Sky Sports F1 broadcasts the NTT INDYCAR series in the UK and is a hotbed for racing enthusiasts.
“It’s huge,” said Jack Harvey of England, who drives the Meyer Shank race car. “For fans in England it is crucial to see how high and premium the NTT INDYCAR SERIES is.”
Additional expansions for 2021 include Supersport, which covers South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa, and Viasat Sport East in Russia, which has been broadcasting INDYCAR events since 2013.
The 2021 NTT INDYCAR Series kicks off Sunday, April 18 at the Honda Indy Grand Prix in Alabama, presented by AmFirst at Barber Motorsports Park.
Partner broadcasters providing continuous coverage of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES in 2021 are listed below and available here.
Zones – Channel
Australia – Fox Sports Australia
Belgium – VOOsport
Canada – Sportsnet
France – CANAL +
Japan – Gora Sports
Mexico – Claro
MYANMAR – CANAL +
Netherlands – Ziggo Sport
New Zealand – Sky Sports
Nordic countries – V Sport and Viaplay
Pan LatAm – Video by Claro
Portugal – Sport TV
Russia – Viasat Sport East
South Africa and SSA – Supersport
Sub-Saharan Afrika – CANAL +
Spain – Movistar
United Kingdom – Sky Sports F1
Vietnam – VSTV