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Drone Racing Becomes ESPN’s Newest Televised Sport

clackey

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"First there was poker. Then there was the spelling bee, Scrabble and the recent emergence of e-sports.

Now ESPN is betting that speeding drones will be the next noncontact “sport” to find a mass audience.

The Drone Racing League announced on Wednesday that it had signed deals to broadcast a 10-episode season on ESPN and ESPN2, along with the European stations Sky Sports Mix and 7Sports. The schedule begins with an introduction to drone racing on Thursday at 11 p.m. on ESPN2.

Competition will begin on Oct. 23. ESPN2 will broadcast episodes on Thursday and Saturday nights, and ESPN will show the final episodes, including the two-hour championship on Nov. 20."

Full story from WSJ - http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/15/sports/drone-racing-espn-sky.html?_r=0
 

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That's awesome... but in future, i just think about something, maybe, the drones can fire or shoot, it could be more interesting...
 

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