Eurosport Drone Races will Be Televised Starting This November
Drone racing is gradually growing in popularity. As a result Eurosport has entered into a partnership with DR1 to broadcast a series of drone races. Eurosport will start broadcasting with the first episode in Los Angeles on November 8. The Eurosport TV channel will broadcast the events to more than 70 countries.
Eurosport will also be airing DR1’s series that will begin in Summer 2017. “Eurosport will televise three additional racing series next year,” the broadcaster said in a statement.
The races are sponsored by the energy drink Mountain Dew. The new series of races have a serious line up of famous flyers of drones.: Tommy “Ummagawd” Tabajia, from the US, Luke “BanniUK” Bannister, UK, and Australia’s Chad “FinalGlideAUS” Nowak. Haven’t heard of them? Well apparently these drone flyers are some of the best in the industry.
“Eurosport showed a genuine appetite to not only broadcast drone racing through its linear broadcast channels but also play an important part in growing the sport via its social and digital platforms too,” said Brad Foxhoven, founder of DR1 Racing.
That’s not all for the drone racing fans as there is more good news. There is another broadcaster who is making a serious investment in the popularisation of drone racing. Sky have announced that it will air the Drone Racing Leave (DRL) as part of a £760,000 investment.
The drone racing series (10 parts), which has already begun in October is currently broadcasting on Sky Sports Mix, TV Channel that shows also golf, cricket and women’s football.
Sky has big dreams in regards to the drone racing, the broadcasting company has partnered with DRL to bring the first-ever live drone races to the UK. The venue is to be announced and so far we only know that it is an ‘iconic’ London venue. I guess all we can do is to wait and see, while watching the drone races from our living room until then.