- NBC Sports activities stays unique house of NTT INDYCAR SERIES and Indianapolis 500
- 13 NTT INDYCAR SERIES races on NBC in 2022; remaining races on USA Community, Peacock
- Peacock to stream all races; house of qualifying, apply and Indy Lights
INDYCAR and NBC Sports activities at the moment introduced a multiyear extension of their media rights settlement.
NBC Sports activities will proceed to be the unique house of the Indianapolis 500 introduced by Gainbridge – “The Best Spectacle in Racing” – and can present protection of all NTT INDYCAR SERIES races, qualifying, practices and Indy Lights races throughout its linear, digital and streaming platforms, together with Peacock. Monetary phrases weren’t disclosed.
The NTT INDYCAR SERIES will see a big enhance in community publicity in 2022, with 13 races broadcast on NBC. USA Community and Peacock Premium will present the remaining races. Telemundo Deportes will present Spanish-language protection of the season-opening race, the Indianapolis 500 and the season finale.
Peacock will stream all races on NBC and USA Community and can proceed because the streaming house of NTT INDYCAR SERIES qualifying and practices periods, Indy Lights races and full-event replays. Peacock will stream two races completely, which might be introduced at a later date.
“NBC Sports activities is proud to increase its partnership with the NTT INDYCAR SERIES and proceed to function the unique house of probably the most aggressive open-wheel racing sequence on this planet and ‘The Best Spectacle in Racing,’” stated Jon Miller, NBC Sports activities. “Now we have demonstrated NBCUniversal’s capability to make massive occasions larger with our shows of the Indianapolis 500, we’ve got labored intently with Roger Penske, Mark Miles and your complete workforce to broaden INDYCAR’s attain throughout the U.S, and we’re thrilled to construct upon our collaborative successes of the previous few years.”
Stated Mark Miles, president and CEO, Penske Leisure Corp.: “NBC Sports activities has been the best companion for the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, bringing our daring and audacious model of racing to a considerably bigger home viewers and absolutely leveraging the ability and scale of the Indianapolis 500. This new deal represents a big enlargement of our community TV publicity and units us up for continued development and success alongside a dedicated, modern and world-class broadcast companion.”
The media rights extension comes on the heels of viewership milestones for NBC Sports’ coverage of both the Indianapolis 500 and the NTT INDYCAR SERIES. The 105th Operating of the Indianapolis 500 on NBC was the most-watched version of the race because the 100th Operating in 2016, and NBC Sports activities is off to its most-watched NTT INDYCAR SERIES season ever by way of the primary 9 races of 2021, with viewership up 30% vs. comparable protection in 2020.
The partnership between NBC Sports activities and the NTT INDYCAR SERIES dates again to 2009, when NBCSN (initially VERSUS) grew to become the cable house of the sequence and televised nearly all of its races every season. NBC Sports activities grew to become the unique house of INDYCAR in 2019, which additionally marked the 12 months of NBC’s inaugural Indianapolis 500 broadcast.
The total 2022 NTT INDYCAR SERIES protection schedule on NBC, USA Community and Peacock might be introduced within the coming months.
All protection of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES might be out there on Peacock Premium. Viewers can enroll and be taught extra here. Peacock is presently out there throughout units; extra particulars here. Peacock Premium is included at no further value for Comcast’s eligible Xfinity X1 and Flex clients and Cox Contour clients.
About NBC Sports activities
NBC Sports activities Group serves sports activities followers 24/7 with premier stay occasions, insightful studio exhibits, and compelling authentic programming. The sports activities media firm consists of NBC Sports activities, NBC Olympics, NBCSN, Golf Channel, Olympic Channel: Dwelling of Crew USA, NBC Sports activities Regional Networks, NBC Sports activities Audio Community and NBC Sports activities Digital, which incorporates NBCSports.com, NBCOlympics.com, GolfChannel.com, the digital property of the NBC Sports activities Regional Networks, NBC Sports activities EDGE, the NBC Sports activities Discuss franchise, a number of apps, and two transactional sports activities companies, GolfNow and SportsEngine, and two direct-to-consumer merchandise — NBC Sports activities Gold and GolfPass. NBC Sports activities Group possesses an unparalleled assortment of media rights agreements, partnering with a few of the most prestigious sports activities properties on this planet: the Worldwide 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.
INDYCAR is the Indianapolis-based governing physique for North America’s premier open-wheel auto racing sequence, the NTT INDYCAR SERIES. The sequence options a global discipline of the world’s most versatile drivers – together with six-time sequence champion Scott Dixon, two-time sequence champion Josef Newgarden and two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato – who compete on superspeedways, quick ovals, road circuits and everlasting highway programs. The 2021 season consists of 16 races in the USA and is highlighted by the historic Indianapolis 500 introduced by Gainbridge. The NTT INDYCAR SERIES, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and IMS Productions are owned by Penske Company, a world transportation, automotive and motorsports chief. For extra data on INDYCAR and the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, please go to www.indycar.com.
Peacock is NBCUniversal’s streaming service. Peacock delivers a world-class slate of unique originals, on-demand libraries of hit TV exhibits, plus critically acclaimed movies from the vaults of Common Footage, Focus Options, DreamWorks Animation, Illumination and Hollywood’s greatest studios. As well as, Peacock faucets into NBCUniversal’s unmatched capability to ship a broad vary of compelling topical content material throughout information, sports activities, late-night, Spanish-language and actuality. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Company. For extra data on Peacock, click on here.