Saturday, April 20, 2019

NBC Sports Launches INDYCAR Pass Subscription

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The NBC Sports Gold subscription package that will provide fans with more than 200 hours of INDYCAR coverage has been launched by NBC Sports with a discounted price through the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

Dubbed INDYCAR Pass, the subscription will provide livestreams of each NTT IndyCar Series practice and qualifying session throughout the 2019 season. Sessions shown on television will also be available on NBC Sports Gold.

In a departure from the series’ free streaming model utilized in prior years, the streams on NBC Sports Gold will maintain the same production quality as race broadcasts and utilize familiar on-air talent to call the action.

“Having NBC Sports Gold as an option for INDYCAR fans who want to consume all of INDYCAR and engage more deeply with the sport is really exciting for us this year, particularly given the high-quality production NBC Sports will bring to it,” said INDYCAR CEO Mark Miles. “This is our first opportunity to present the sport this way.”

Beyond IndyCar practice and qualifying livestreams, the INDYCAR Pass will enable access to live Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires races. Same-day replays of IndyCar races as well as edited cutdowns of both series’ races will also be available.

The addition of NBC Sports Gold to INDYCAR’s media offerings is part of the sanctioning body’s larger agreement with NBC Sports as its sole broadcast partner in the United States.

Pricing for the package at launch is $49.99 for the season with subscriptions available now on the NBC Sports Gold website and app. The discounted rate will be offered until March 10, after which the subscription’s price will increase to $54.99.

NBC Sports Gold’s streaming of pre-race sessions will begin March 8 when cars take to the streets of St. Petersburg for the first practice session of 2019.

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    • I don’t expect any changes to INDYCAR’s live timing & scoring beyond the removal of the embedded YouTube player. Perhaps it will direct visitors to the INDYCAR Pass subscription for video instead.

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