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IndyCar announces international broadcast rights

IndyCar is expanding its global reach by announcing it most ambitious international broadcast rights package in history.

The unprecedented access will provide IndyCar coverage to 223 markets in 142 countries in 2023.

IndyCar Live will be IndyCar’s direct to consumer streaming service and will provide practice, qualifying and race coverage in territories not covered by an international broadcast partner.

All international markets will have access to IndyCar Live’s complementary coverage of the NTT IndyCar Series practices and qualifying.

“We are pleased to see the expansion of our international partners and offerings mirroring the impressive growth of the NTT IndyCar Series,” said Penske Entertainment Corp. President and CEO Mark Miles. “This season, 15 nations are represented by our full-time field of 27 entries, which is the most since 2011. The global reach of IndyCar is as important as ever as we reach new audiences with an expanding fan base.

“It’s very gratifying to continue our relationships with existing partners and increase visibility with our new ones.”

One of stars of IndyCar is 2022 Indianapolis 500 winner Marcus Ericsson of Kumla, Sweden.

“IndyCar is a tremendous global series,” said Ericsson, driver of the No. 8 Honda for

Chip Ganassi Racing. “That really hit home when I returned to Sweden last year to celebrate my Indianapolis 500 win. This lineup of international broadcasters will bring fans around the world closer to the action as they will be engaged with the series’ intense competition unlike ever before.”

Romain Grosjean of Andretti Autosport spent 10 years in Formula One before coming to the United States in 2021. He understands the value of a strong international broadcast package.

“I know, firsthand, the impact of IndyCar’s global partnerships and the importance of the international broadcasters,” Grosjean said. “It is gratifying that so many of my fans in France and Switzerland can follow my progress. 2023 will be a special year of growth for the NTT IndyCar Series, and I cannot wait to get started.” Forbes

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