NBC Gets Wings With Red Bull Deal

February 10, 2017

The NBC Sports division of NBCUniversal has acquired rights to the Red Bull Air Race World Championship.

The multi-year deal commences with the 2017 season, which got underway earlier today (Friday) with qualifying for the Abu Dhabi event.

NBC Sports Group will provide coverage across all platforms of each race, with NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app set to stream extensive live coverage of this year’s events and qualifying sessions.

The international competition spans eight races in seven countries, including two in the US. The first US race takes place in San Diego on April 16 before the season finale at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on October 15.