Tuesday, December 3, 2013

INDYCAR Announces TV Schedule

INDYCAR announced today the television schedule for the 2014 IndyCar Series season. 

The year kicks off in St. Petersburg on ABC before NBCSN takes over coverage leading into Indianapolis televising both the Long Beach and Barber Motorsports Park GPs.

Open-wheel returns to ABC for the Inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis, both Indianapolis 500 qualifying days, The Indy 500, back-to-back events at Belle Isle. NBCSN picks back up at Texas and carries the series for the remaining 11 events.

"The Indianapolis 500 has been an important property for our company for many years and the milestone of the 50th consecutive race on ABC is one that we plan to celebrate," said Julie Sobieski, ESPN vice president, league sports programming. "It's only fitting that our celebration also will include the new race on the Indianapolis road course and the drama of qualifications.

"At the same time, we're also very happy to again be able to air the season opener from St. Petersburg as well as the doubleheader from Detroit. We look forward to an exciting season with the IndyCar Series and the Month of May at Indianapolis."

In addition to the 13 races covered by NBCSN, the station will also air LIVE from IMS on Carb day. The group also announced that all races will be streamed live via NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets.

About NBC Sports Live Extra: 
NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will stream coverage of the 2014 IndyCar season via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to authenticated customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. 
For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play. 
Coverage airing on NBCSN will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere,” which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs.


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