ESPN upgrades its drone coverage with new race season starting October 23rd

Back in September, ESPN dipped its toe into the waters of FPV drone racing with a live-stream of a three day event in New York followed by an edited one-hour broadcast. The experiment seems to have been a success, and the network has now announced a multi-year deal with one of the sport's fledgling organizing bodies, the Drone Racing League (DRL), to broadcast ten one-hour shows on ESPN and ESPN2.

These ten episodes will cover what DRL is calling its 2016 season — a series of five races around different courses, leading up to a winner-takes-all "world championship" final. An hour-long introduction to the sport will also be broadcast on ESPN2 on Thursday September 15th, then repeated on October 23rd, followed by races every subsequent…

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