INDYCAR, NBC Sports Conform to Multiyear Media Rights Extension

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Key Points:

  • NBC Sports stays unique house of NTT INDYCAR SERIES and Indianapolis 500
  • 13 NTT INDYCAR SERIES races on NBC in 2022; ultimate races on USA Network, Peacock
  • Peacock to movement all races; house of qualifying, apply and Indy Lights

INDYCAR and NBC Sports these days introduced a multiyear extension in their media rights settlement.

NBC Sports will proceed to be the unique house of the Indianapolis 500 introduced by way of Gainbridge – “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” – and can supply protection of all NTT INDYCAR SERIES races, qualifying, practices and Indy Lights races throughout its linear, virtual and streaming platforms, together with Peacock. Financial phrases weren’t disclosed.

The NTT INDYCAR SERIES will see a vital build up in community publicity in 2022, with 13 races broadcast on NBC. USA Network and Peacock Premium will display the remainder races. Telemundo Deportes will supply Spanish-language protection of the season-opening race, the Indianapolis 500 and the season finale.

Peacock will movement all races on NBC and USA Network and can proceed because the streaming house of NTT INDYCAR SERIES qualifying and practices classes, Indy Lights races and full-event replays. Peacock will movement two races completely, which can be introduced at a later date.

“NBC Sports is proud to extend its partnership with the NTT INDYCAR SERIES and continue to serve as the exclusive home of the most competitive open-wheel racing series in the world and ‘The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,’” mentioned Jon Miller, NBC Sports. “We have demonstrated NBCUniversal’s ability to make big events bigger with our presentations of the Indianapolis 500, we have worked closely with Roger Penske, Mark Miles and the entire team to expand INDYCAR’s reach across the U.S, and we are thrilled to build upon our collaborative successes of the past few years.”

Said Mark Miles, president and CEO, Penske Entertainment Corp.: “NBC Sports has been the ideal partner for the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, bringing our bold and audacious style of racing to a significantly larger domestic audience and fully leveraging the power and scale of the Indianapolis 500. This new deal represents a significant expansion of our network TV exposure and sets us up for continued growth and success alongside a committed, innovative and world-class broadcast partner.”

The media rights extension comes at the heels of viewership milestones for NBC Sports’ protection of each the Indianapolis 500 and the NTT INDYCAR SERIES. The 105th Running of the Indianapolis 500 on NBC used to be the most-watched version of the race because the 100th Running in 2016, and NBC Sports is off to its most-watched NTT INDYCAR SERIES season ever during the first 9 races of 2021, with viewership up 30% vs. similar protection in 2020.

The partnership between NBC Sports and the NTT INDYCAR SERIES dates again to 2009, when NBCSN (initially VERSUS) changed into the cable house of the collection and televised nearly all of its races each and every season. NBC Sports changed into the unique house of INDYCAR in 2019, which additionally marked the 12 months of NBC’s inaugural Indianapolis 500 broadcast.

The complete 2022 NTT INDYCAR SERIES protection time table on NBC, USA Network and Peacock can be introduced within the coming months.

All protection of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES can be to be had on Peacock Premium. Viewers can join and be told extra right here. Peacock is lately to be had throughout units; extra main points right here. Peacock Premium is incorporated at no further price for Comcast’s eligible Xfinity X1 and Flex consumers and Cox Contour consumers.

About NBC Sports

NBC Sports Group serves sports activities enthusiasts 24/7 with premier are living occasions, insightful studio displays, and compelling authentic programming. The sports activities media corporate is composed of NBC Sports, NBC Olympics, NBCSN, Golf Channel, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, NBC Sports Regional Networks, NBC Sports Audio Network and NBC Sports Digital, which incorporates NBCSports.com, NBCOlympics.com, GolfChannel.com, the virtual property of the NBC Sports Regional Networks, NBC Sports EDGE, the NBC Sports Talk franchise, a couple of apps, and two transactional sports activities companies, GolfNow and SportsEngine, and two direct-to-consumer merchandise — NBC Sports Gold and GolfCross. NBC Sports Group possesses an extraordinary choice of media rights agreements, partnering with one of the maximum prestigious sports activities houses on the planet: the International Olympic Committee and United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee, the NFL, NASCAR, INDYCAR, PGA TOUR, The R&A, PGA of America, USGA, Churchill Downs, Premier League, Tour de France, French Open, and lots of extra.

About INDYCAR

INDYCAR is the Indianapolis-based governing frame for North America’s premier open-wheel auto racing collection, the NTT INDYCAR SERIES. The collection options a world box of the sector’s maximum flexible drivers – together with six-time collection champion Scott Dixon, two-time collection champion Josef Newgarden and two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato – who compete on superspeedways, quick ovals, boulevard circuits and everlasting street classes. The 2021 season is composed of 16 races within the United States and is highlighted by way of the ancient Indianapolis 500 introduced by way of Gainbridge. The NTT INDYCAR SERIES, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and IMS Productions are owned by way of Penske Corporation, a world transportation, automobile and motorsports chief. For additional info on INDYCAR and the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, please seek advice from www.indycar.com.

About Peacock

Peacock is NBCUniversal’s streaming provider. Peacock delivers a world-class slate of unique originals, on-demand libraries of hit TV displays, plus significantly acclaimed movies from the vaults of Universal Pictures, Focus Features, DreamWorks Animation, Illumination and Hollywood’s greatest studios. In addition, Peacock faucets into NBCUniversal’s unrivaled skill to ship a huge vary of compelling topical content material throughout information, sports activities, late-night, Spanish-language and truth. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation. For additional info on Peacock, click on right here.




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