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Drone Racing Hits The Mainstream

Drone Racing League

Several major sports broadcasters sign a deal to show action from the fledgling Drone Racing League. ESPN and Sky are already on board. The 5 races will take place in North America this fall with further races to be held in London and Germany next year.

DRL Founder and CEO Nick Horbaczewski said "It's fantastic because the racing's exciting, you can follow the action, you know who's winning, who's losing, you see the crashes. So it's very exciting. It just was a huge challenge to figure it out.

Drone Racing DRL

The DRL aims to combine the live event attraction of motorsport with the digital age appeal of e-gaming. So far the TV audience for drone races has been small.Only 223,000 people watched a recent amateur drone race on ESPN.