NENT Group acquires IndyCar rights for new streaming markets

Sweden-based streaming outfit Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) has extended its rights to show NTT Indycar Series motorsport until 2024.

The group’s Viaplay streaming service will continue showing every race from North America’s premier motorsport competition in Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway and Iceland, while adding Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania for the first time.

The extension and expansion of the Indycar deal to Viaplay’s new streaming markets outside of the Nordic region adds to a growth portfolio of motorsport rights that includes Formula 1, NASCAR, W Series, MotoGP, Nürburgring 24 Hours, Ferrari Challenge, DTM, Formula 2, Porsche Supercup and Formula Renault Eurocup rights.

Peter Nørrelund, NENT Group chief sports officer, said: “Every week, Viaplay gives fans a front-row view of the world’s best motorsport on two and four wheels. Indycar’s European following continues to grow and Marcus Ericsson’s success this season has turbocharged Nordic interest. Extending our partnership with Indycar for another three years is great news for Viaplay viewers in the Nordic region and our latest markets – and a perfect fit for one of the world’s fastest growing streaming companies.”

Mark Miles, Penske Entertainment Corp. president and CEO, said: “[Swedish driver] Marcus Ericsson’s breakthrough win in Detroit followed by his thrilling victory in the inaugural Music City Grand Prix became two of the sensational milestones of 2021. We are pleased to know that fans of Marcus and [fellow Swede] Felix Rosenqvist will be able to follow more of these stirring moments. The international following for the NTT Indycar Series is as substantial as ever. Drivers from a record eight different countries have won races this season. We look forward to Viaplay’s robust coverage showcasing our bold and daring athletes for years to come.”

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