FOX expands digital rights, in 8-year NASCAR broadcast deal
Michelle Clancy | 16-10-2012
Fox Sports Media Group has signed an eight-year multiplatform broadcast rights deal with NASCAR, which keeps NASCAR on FOX in the United States through 2022.
The new deal is an extension of the existing contract, and expands digital rights to include TV Everywhere live race streaming of its portion of the season beginning in 2013, before the full contract kicks in.
FOX retains the TV rights to 13 consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points races, including the Daytona 500. It also retains the rights to the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, the Daytona Shootout, the Duel at Daytona, the entire NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season and practice and qualifying for both the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races that FSMG broadcasts.
"We're extremely happy to have worked closely with Brian and his team at NASCAR over the last few months to expand and extend our relationship for what is without question the most popular motorsport in the country," said FSMG co-presidents and CEOs, Eric Shanks and Randy Freer, in a statement. "NASCAR has been a staple at FOX for more than a decade, and we consider it one of the signature sports we cover. With our commitment renewed, we look forward to presenting NASCAR thoroughly, professionally and creatively for many years to come."