By: Tanner Watkins
March 6, 2019 | 1:00 PM
With the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg just days away, fans of the NTT IndyCar Series around the world were a bit uneasy while waiting to hear where they could and couldn’t watch the action in 2019. Much of the confusion has been cleared up after a release from INDYCAR today.
Brokering a deal through INDYCAR Media, the in-house global distribution arm of INDYCAR’s international media rights, the NTT IndyCar Series will be shown in nearly 100 countries in 2019. Notable countries include Canada, the United Kingdom, Japan, Spain, Sweden, France, New Zealand, and Brazil.
As mentioned last week, Sky Sports F1 will be the television partner airing races, practices and qualification sessions in the United Kingdom. In newer developments, the deal to broadcast the NTT IndyCar Series in Canada has been revealed as the full 17-race slate will be shown on Sportsnet.
Races and qualifying sessions will be available on the SN NOW+ platform, and all races with the exception of this weekend’s season opener in St. Petersburg will air in Canada on Sportsnet World. The Indianapolis 500 and Honda Indy Toronto will also air on Sportsnet 360 and Sportsnet ONE, respectively.
Noted by the release, INDYCAR will expand into the Nordics in 2019 with races being shown live on Viasat channels in Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway for fans of European rookies Marcus Ericsson and Felix Rosenqvist.
“We are pleased to offer this great content to so many people around the world,” said Stephen Starks, the INDYCAR vice president of promoter and media partner relations.
“These deals represent partnerships between INDYCAR, the broadcast partners and the race fans they reach. We believe that through our media arrangements, more people around the world will now have the opportunity to see the NTT IndyCar Series as the fastest and most diverse racing series available and experience the international flavor of drivers such as five-time series champion Scott Dixon of New Zealand and the return of Fernando Alonso and McLaren Racing to the Indianapolis 500 in May.”
Below is a full list of all INDYCAR International Broadcasters for the 2019 season.
Territories, Channel(s) – Check local listings for channel information:
Africa – Sub Saharan (French language), Canal+
Africa – South Africa/Sub Saharan (English language), SuperSport
Asia – Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Hong Kong, Guam, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, North Korea, Thailand, Vietnam and Mainland China (English language), Fox Sports/Star Sports
Australia, Fox Sports (one-hour version)
Brazil, Bandeirantes/Band Sports/DAZN
Canada, Sportsnet World and SN NOW+
Ireland, Sky Sports F1
Japan, NHK (Indianapolis 500 only)
New Zealand, Sky Sport
Portugal, Sport TV
Russia, Match TV/TV4 (one-hour version)
Russia, Viasat Sport East
Sweden, Viasat/TV3, TV10 (one-hour version)
Switzerland, DAZN (German language)/Canal+ (French language)
United Kingdom, Sky Sports F1
Worldwide, Mobil 1: The Grid (featured in the weekly motorsports program)
The 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season kicks off this weekend on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida is with Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. The race time is 12:30 p.m. Eastern and will be broadcast live by NBCSN and the IndyCar Radio Network.
Header image by Stephen King/INDYCAR.