A strong group of international broadcast partnerships will connect 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 North America’s first open-wheel racing series to many markets. Europe, Asia and more.
Existing and renewed partnerships will take the series and United Athletes to Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the Nordic countries, Latin America, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, and bring in the Sahara. Africa, Spain, UK, and Vietnam. New broadcast partners in other countries and regions will be announced soon.
Coverage will also increase in some countries such as Fox Sports Australia and Kayo and will broadcast training, qualification and live broadcasts of each race to fans interested in New Zealand’s Will Power and three-time Australian V8 Supercars champion Scott McLaughlin. New Zealand wants to continue. .
Sky Sport remains New Zealand’s broadcast partner, targeting the Kiwi sport legend and six-time champ in Scott Dickson’s Chip Ganassi Racing series.
“The new commitment is huge,” said rookie Pinsky McLaughlin. “I have a lot of support at home and not just me, but also Will Power and Scott Dixon. Watching each session is great for our friends and fans. That would be amazing.”
Canadian Sportsnet is returning to broadcast the NTT INDYCAR series on TV, putting Canadians James Henschliffe of Andretti Steinbrenner Autosport and Dalton Kellett of AJ Foyt Racing in the spotlight.
“The support we received from Canada has been amazing,” said Henschcliffe from Toronto. “Fans are cheering. They will be excited to see where they can see NTT INDYCAR this year.”
GAORA SPORTS will continue to provide coverage in Japan, which has a passionate fan base in INDYCAR that has followed the Indianapolis 500 twice as presented by Janbridge Letterman Lanegan Racing winner Takuma Sato.
Our fans always wanted more information, Sato said. “GAORA provides such great support. I’m really grateful to you.”
French channels CANAL +, Ziggo Sport and Viaplay in the Nordic countries are also back in support of their citizens who join the series.
“It’s difficult for fans in the Netherlands to follow the series without Ziggo Sport,” said the Dutch 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 Rosenkvist, who competes with Arrow McLaren SP, said: “We have had many INDYCAR fans in Sweden since Kenny Brack (1996-2005) drove. You can really see that interest wake up again when Marcus (Ericsson) and I joined. The Viaplay series has good platform and good reviews, and it is extremely important for young drivers to help develop passion in our country. “
Sky Sports F1 broadcasts NTT INDYCAR Series in the UK and is hotbed for passionate racing fans.
“It’s huge,” said Jack Harvey of England, who drives the race car Mayer Shank. “For the fans in England to know just how high and premium the NTT INDYCAR series really is, this is crucial.”
Additional extensions 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.
Broadcast partners providing ongoing coverage of NTT INDYCAR Series in 2021 are listed below and available here.
Zones – Canal
Australia – Fox Sports Australia
Belgium – VOOsport
Canada – Sportsnet
France – CANAL +
Japan – Jura Sports
Mexico – Claro
Myanmar – Channel +
Netherlands – Ziggo Sport
New Zealand – Sky Sports
Nordic countries – V Sport and Viaplay
Pan Latam – Claro Video
Portugal – Sport TV
Russia – Viasat Sport East
South Africa and the SSA – Supersport
Sub-Saharan Africa – Canal +
Spain – Movistar
United Kingdom – Sky Sports F1
Vietnam – VSTV