Sony acquires X1 Racing League media rights for Indian sub-continent

first_img TAGSArmaan EbrahimSony Pictures NetworksSonyLIVSPNISports Business NewsSports Business News IndiaX1 Racing eSportsX1 Racing League SHARE By Kunal Dhyani – November 14, 2019 Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Latest Sports NewsSportSports Business Cricket Sony acquires X1 Racing League media rights for Indian sub-continent Cricket Facebook Twitter Cricket Cricket BCCI to form committee to take call on compensating domestic cricketers Football Formula 1 WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsored Tokyo Olympics: Deepika Kumari to be sole entry to Tokyo Games as Indian women’s recurve team fails to qualify Cricket WTC Final LIVE: Devon Conway continues red-hot form, slams fifty to provide New Zealand dream start Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Shaqiri adds another as Switzerland lead 3-1; Follow Live Updates RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know Football Latest Sports News Sony Pictures Networks India Private Limited (SPN) has acquired the exclusive media rights for the world’s first professional franchise-based motorsport league, X1 Racing League and the X1 Racing eSports.The inaugural edition of X1 Racing League will be held in Delhi and Chennai over two weekends on November 30 and December 1 and December 7 and 8 respectively. X1 Racing eSports, which kicked off on October 7 and will continue till November 17, is also being held across six cities – Mumbai, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Pune and Delhi Previous articleIPL 2020: Delhi Capitals strengthen batting with Rahane’s inductionNext articleRijiju felicitates Wushu World Championships medal winners Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. F1 French GP 2021: Max Verstappen pips Lewis Hamilton to win French GP, Perez finishes 3rd by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeCBS NewsThink Your Commute Is Safe? You Need To See This.CBS NewsPhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickGeorgetown UniversityLearn from Anywhere This Summer with Georgetown’s Online Summer CoursesGeorgetown UniversityThe agreement with RACING PROMOTIONS PRIVATE LIMITED will cover the territories in the Indian subcontinent for the duration of 3 years (i.e. 2019, 2020, 2021 seasons). All the races of X1 Racing League will be telecast on SPN’s sports channels from November 30, 2019 onwards. SPN’s premium video on demand (VOD) service, SonyLIV, will also livestream the X1 Racing League races as well as feature X1 Racing eSports. With 50+ hours of programming content, X1 Racing League and X1 Racing eSports is all set to enthrall the Indian audiences, Sony Pictures Network India has stated in a Press release.Also Read: Sony Pictures Network India reports ₹6,309 cr revenueLaunched in November 2019 and founded by Indian race drivers Aditya Patel and Armaan Ebrahim, the X1 Racing League is the world’s first city-based motorsport league and has been sanctioned by the FMSCI. The X1 Racing League will see city-based teams comprising four drivers per team that will have 1 international male, 1 international female, 1 Indian international and 1 Indian domestic participate in three unique team-based race formats per day in 30 min races. To further engage motorsport enthusiasts in the country, the X1 Racing eSports is being held in six cities featuring simulator-based virtual racing competitions in colleges and popular malls across the country’s top metros.“Motorsport is a great televised sport and has a niche but dedicated following in India that has been growing steadily over the past few years. We are the official broadcasters of premier international motorsport properties like MotoGP and Formula E and the addition of the X1 Racing League, an Indian motorsport league, to Sony Pictures Networks’ portfolio will give audiences a strong local connect. Adding to this, X1 Racing League and X1 Racing eSports have a unique format that is designed to appeal to our audiences,” said Rajesh Kaul, Chief Revenue Officer, Distribution and Head – Sports Business, Sony Pictures Networks India Private Limited.Armaan Ebrahim, Co-Founder, X1 Racing, added: “We are thrilled to have Sony Pictures Networks India Private Limited on board as our broadcast partners. Over the years they have had a great head start in effectively showcasing some of the best in sports from across unique formats. Motorsport and esport are fast-growing niche sectors seeing a brand new level of interest in India. The response so far to the X1 Racing eSports debut season has been highly encouraging and with this partnership with Sony Pictures Networks India Private Limited we have a wonderful opportunity to further fulfill our vision to make motorsport more accessible.”WWE SmackDown LIVE: Sony Pictures Sports announces new timingsMotorsport is widely viewed and enjoyed by audiences across the globe for the high-speed action. Racers display their athleticism and skills via top-notch technology, provided by the biggest names in the auto industry. In India, motorsport have a passionate and dedicated fan base that has been growing steadily over the years. Several Indian drivers like Narain Karthikeyan, Jehan Daruvala, Arjun Maini, Kush Maini and Krishna Mahdek to name a few have made their mark on a global scale that has further contributed to the growth of this category.Also Read: Sony Pictures Sports to be sports lovers’ destination this monsoon Latest Sports News WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: South Africa lose early wickets; SA 35/2 (11 ov)- Follow Live Updates last_img read more