New Motorsports Deal for Sky

Sky has revved up its post-lockdown sports coverage with a new multi-year Supercars deal.

Here’s the media release:

Supercars here to stay at Sky Sport for years and years …

The Supercars Championship roars into life this weekend thanks to careful planning and management across the ditch, and Sky Sport will be broadcasting and streaming all the action throughout.  But it doesn’t stop there.

Martin Stewart, Sky CEO, says, “It’s fantastic that we have one of the most exhilarating motorsports events back on our screens, and we’re also thrilled to have inked a five-year deal for Supercars, ensuring New Zealand fans can enjoy this sport for many seasons to come.

“Supercars really pulls in the Sky Sport viewers who love the adrenalin, personalities, the skill and rivalry always on show in this competition.

“Sky Sport has had a long history of showing motorsport across all its forms from Superbikes, the Dakar Rally and Moto GP to the Rally du Maroc, Indycar and NASCAR.  Confirming Supercars is here at Sky for the long-term, is great news for our customers.”

 Supercars CEO Sean Seamer says its great news to lock in a new deal with Sky Sport.

“We’re delighted to have reached a new agreement with Sky Sport and look forward to continuing our fantastic and enduring partnership,” Seamer said.

“Partnering with Sky Sport ensures the ultimate package for the fans, the sport, our teams and our invaluable partners. The agreement delivers full coverage of all races across the season. This was particularly imperative for us when we began discussions for the future.

Sky Sport plays a huge role in allowing us to showcase our sport to our ever-growing New Zealand fan base, which is incredibly important to us.”

There’s no denying the competition will look different for a while, and it’s disappointing there won’t be a New Zealand leg this year, but once the world gets a grip on Covid, the Sky Sport team expects there will be plenty to entertain fans in 2021 and beyond.

Greg Murphy, renowned Kiwi driver and Sky Speed presenter says, “I’m as excited as anyone to see Supercars back.  The changes which have been forced on the competition may well give us all the chance to rethink how we put on and present the sport.”

“Change is good.  I reckon we embrace it and make the circumstances work for us and the fans, ensuring the sport comes back in really good health and with a sustainable future in our sights.”

The Supercars Championship coverage starts Saturday 27 June with the V8 Supercars Championship live from Sydney Motorsport Park on Sky Sport 5 and streaming on Sky Sport Now*, with coverage on Sunday 28 from 12.30pm at the Sydney Supersprint.

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