14 Nov 2019, 18:13 IST
Sony Photos Networks India Personal Restricted (SPN) has acquired the unique media rights for the world’s first skilled franchise-based motorsport league, X1 Racing League together with the media rights for X1 Racing eSports. The inaugural version of X1 Racing League can be held in Delhi and Chennai over two weekends – Weekend 1 from November 30 to December 1, 2019 and Weekend 2 from December 7 to eight, 2019. X1 Racing eSports, which kicked off on October 7 and can proceed until November 17, 2019, can be being held throughout six cities – Mumbai, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Pune and Delhi
The settlement with RACING PROMOTIONS PRIVATE LIMITED will cowl the territories within the Indian subcontinent throughout three years (i.e. 2019, 2020, 2021 seasons). All of the races of X1 Racing League can be telecast on SPN’s sports activities channels from November 30, 2019 onwards. SPN’s premium video on demand (VOD) service, SonyLIV, may even livestream the X1 Racing League races in addition to characteristic X1 Racing eSports. With 50+ hours of programming content material, X1 Racing League and X1 Racing eSports is all set to enthrall the Indian audiences.
Launched in November 2019 and based by Indian race drivers Aditya Patel and Armaan Ebrahim, the X1 Racing League is the world’s first city-based motorsport league and has been sanctioned by the FMSCI. The X1 Racing League will see city-based groups comprising 4 drivers per crew that may have 1 worldwide male, 1 worldwide feminine, 1 Indian worldwide and 1 Indian home take part in three distinctive team-based race codecs per day in 30 min races. To additional have interaction motorsport lovers within the nation, the X1 Racing eSports is being held in six cities that includes simulator-based digital racing competitions in faculties and common malls throughout the nation’s high metros.
Motorsport is extensively seen and loved by audiences throughout the globe for the high-speed motion. Racers show their athleticism and expertise through top-notch know-how, supplied by the most important names within the auto trade. In India, motorsport have a passionate and devoted fan base that has been rising steadily over time. A number of Indian drivers like Narain Karthikeyan, Jehan Daruvala, Arjun Maini, Kush Maini and Krishna Mahdek to call a couple of have made their mark on a world scale that has additional contributed to the expansion of this class.
Rajesh Kaul, Chief Income Officer, Distribution and Head – Sports activities Enterprise, Sony Photos Networks India Personal Restricted:
“Motorsport is a superb televised sport and has a distinct segment however devoted following in India that has been rising steadily over the previous few years. We’re the official broadcasters of premier worldwide motorsport properties like MotoGP and Components E and the addition of the X1 Racing League, an Indian motorsport league, to Sony Photos Networks’ portfolio will give audiences a robust native join. Including to this, X1 Racing League and X1 Racing eSports have a singular format that’s designed to enchantment to our audiences.”
Mr. Armaan Ebrahim, Co-Founder, X1 Racing
“We’re thrilled to have Sony Photos Networks India Personal Restricted on board as our broadcast companions. Over time they’ve had an excellent head begin in successfully showcasing a number of the greatest in sports activities from throughout distinctive codecs. Motorsport and esport are fast-growing area of interest sectors seeing a model new degree of curiosity in India. The response thus far to the X1 Racing eSports debut season has been extremely encouraging and with this partnership with Sony Photos Networks India Personal Restricted now we have an exquisite alternative to additional fulfill our imaginative and prescient to make motorsport extra accessible.”
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