beIN seized exclusive rights to NTT IndyCar series in MENA

Pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports has seized exclusive rights to motor racing’s IndyCar series in 24 territories across the Middle East and North Africa.

The two-year agreements cover the 2020 and 2021 seasons and offer the broadcaster with exclusive rights across all platforms and for all IndyCar Series events.

The 2020 IndyCar Series season will begin on June 7 and will be aired by beIN with both English- and Arabic-language commentary.

IndyCar has formerly held deals in Mena with global sports broadcaster ESPN and OSN, which removed its sports channels last year.

IndyCar went without a broadcaster in the region in 2019. Fans in countries without a broadcast deal can have access via the IndyCar app, which provides live in-car camera feeds, live audio and timing and scoring updates.

The Head of Sports for beIN MENA, Jonathan Whitehead, expressed, “As live sport return across the world, beIN is delighted to be at the heart of all the action, having secured the media rights to the NTT IndyCar Series for the next two seasons in 24 territories across MENA. beIN Sports will exclusively broadcast these thrilling races to its fans and subscribers in the region, demonstrating our commitment to becoming the leading global sport and entertainment network with such a diverse portfolio of premium global events.”