NEW YORK (August 29, 2017) – The Drone Racing League (DRL), the global leader in professional drone racing, today announced FOX Sports Asia as a new broadcast distribution partner for the 2017 Season. The deal will bring high-speed drone competition to millions of households in Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Macau, Mongolia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia, startingSeptember 7, 2017. DRL programming will be broadcasted on Channel FM31.
“As the sport of drone racing continues to grow internationally, we are looking forward to working with our new partner, FOX Sports Asia, to introduce drone racing to millions of new fans in Asia,” says DRL CEO and Founder Nicholas Horbaczewski.
This is the first broadcast expansion into Asia since DRL launched in January 2016. Existing broadcast partners include ESPN, Sky Sports, ProSiebenSat.1, Disney XD and OSN. DRL will now reach millions of viewers in more than 87 countries across the globe. The 2017 season follows 16 professional pilots competing at six races in the US, Germany and the Drone Racing World Championship in London. Venues include NFL stadiums, a royal palace and abandoned buildings. The races feature the DRL Racer3, a custom built FPV (first person view) drone capable of racing the world’s most insane, three dimensional race courses at speeds more than 90 MPH.
The DRL broadcast schedule for FOX Sports Asia is as follows –
09/07/2017 Drone Racing League 2017 – Esports Tryouts
09/10/2017 Drone Racing League 2017 – Esports Tryouts
09/11/2017 Drone Racing League 2017 – Esports Tryouts
09/12/2017 Drone Racing League 2017 – Esports Tryouts
09/14/2017 Drone Racing League 2017 – Wild Card Race
09/16/2017 Drone Racing League 2017 – Wild Card Race
09/19/2017 Drone Racing League 2017 – Wild Card Race
09/21/2017 Drone Racing League 2017 – Miami Nights Semifinal
09/25/2017 Drone Racing League 2017 – Miami Nights Semifinal
09/28/2017 Drone Racing League 2017 – Miami Nights Final
Additional airdates for the remaining 2017 DRL episodes will be announced in October.
The Drone Racing League is the only global professional drone racing organization. DRL’s inaugural ’16 season reached more than 75 million fans around the world, including more than 33 million broadcast viewers and more than 45 million views of its digital content. In February, DRL introduced Allianz as the title sponsor of DRL’s elite race circuit, leveraging the insurance brand’s motor racing sponsorship heritage to bring the “Sport of the Future” to a rapidly growing worldwide audience. The broadcast partnership with FOX Sports Asia will help DRL to continue to reach new viewers, and build an even larger global fan base as the company introduces new events, media and brand partners in its second season.
DRL is the premier drone racing circuit for elite FPV pilots around the world. A technology, sports and media company, DRL combines world-class media and proprietary technology to create thrilling drone racing content with mass appeal. In 2017 DRL is hosting a global series of six races, the Allianz World Championship, to be broadcast on ESPN, Sky Sports, ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE, Disney XD, OSN and other leading broadcast channels around the world. Founded by Nicholas Horbaczewski in 2015, DRL is a privately held company headquartered in NYC. For more information on the 2017 race season, visit www.drl.io. To join the conversation, follow DRL on Facebook at facebook.com/thedroneracinglea