More IndyCar races for basic cable in Canada

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More IndyCar races for basic cable in Canada

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More IndyCar races for basic cable in Canada

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A significant change to NTT IndyCar Series coverage in Canada has been made to restore some of what was lost during the 2019 season.

While only two races — the Indianapolis 500 and the Honda Indy Toronto — were carried live last year on the Rogers SportsNet 360 cable channel, the series and Rogers will make 10 of the 17 events on the 2020 calendar available on the SportsNet 360 basic cable outlet.

The new SportsNet 360 IndyCar broadcast plan includes St. Petersburg, the Indy 500, Texas, Road America (pictured), Richmond, Toronto, Iowa, Gateway, Portland, and Monterey.

Last year, diehard Canadian fans were forced to pay for the SportsNet 360 channel, a premium option, and a secondary channel, SportsNet World, for the bulk of the races at a price of $19.99 per month. The remaining races from Barber, Long Beach, Circuit of The Americas, the Indy GP, Detroit, Mid-Ohio, can be seen on SportsNet World. With the extra SportsNet World tier added in 2019, live streaming was made available.

The NBC Gold IndyCar live streaming service is not available to Canadian residents.

“To better serve our Canadian fans, we have worked with our media partner, Rogers SportsNet, to increase the 2020 coverage of the NTT IndyCar Series in Canada and to ensure more economical access to viewers,” said Stephen Starks, IndyCar’s VP of promoter & media partner relations.

“This season 10 of our 17 races can be viewed live via a basic cable package on SportsNet 360. This is a significant improvement over 2019 when only the Indy 500 and Honda Indy Toronto aired on the basic cable SportsNet channels. Importantly, six of the nine races that will be broadcast on NBCSN in the U.S. – the St. Petersburg season opener, Texas, Richmond, Toronto, Iowa, and Gateway – will air on SportsNet 360 this season. We are thankful for our partnership with SportsNet and are excited that one of our most dedicated fan bases will have better access to our racing this season.”

Full 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES schedule on Sportsnet 360, Sportsnet World and Sportsnet NOW+:

 

DATE RACE

CHANNEL

Sun, Mar 15
2:30 p.m. ET
FIRESTONE GP OF ST. PETERSBURG
Streets of St. Petersburg

SN360/SNWORLD/SN NOW+

Sun, Apr 5
4 p.m. ET
HONDA INDY GP OF ALABAMA
Barber Motorsports Park

SNWORLD/SN NOW+

Sun, Apr 19
4 p.m. ET
ACURA GP AT LONG BEACH
Streets of Long Beach

SNWORLD/SN NOW+

Sun, Apr 26
3:30 p.m. ET
AUTONATION INDYCAR CHALLENGE
Circuit of The Americas

SNWORLD/SN NOW+

Sat, May 9
3 p.m. ET
GMR GP
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course

SNWORLD/SN NOW+

Sun, May 24
11 a.m. ET
INDIANAPOLIS 500
Indianapolis Motor Speedway

SN360/SNWORLD/SN NOW+

Sat, May 30
3 p.m. ET
CHEVROLET DUAL IN DETROIT – RACE 1
Detroit Street Circuit

SNWORLD/SN NOW+

Sun, May 31
3 p.m. ET
CHEVROLET DUAL IN DETROIT – RACE 2
Detroit Street Circuit

SNWORLD/SN NOW+

Sat, Jun 6
8 p.m. ET
GENESYS 600
Texas Motor Speedway

SN360/SNWORLD/SN NOW+

Sun, Jun 21
12 p.m. ET
REV GROUP GP AT ROAD AMERICA
Road America

SN360/SNWORLD/SN NOW+

Sat, Jun 27
8 p.m. ET
INDY RICHMOND 300
Richmond International Raceway

SN360/SNWORLD/SN NOW+

Sun, Jul 12
3 p.m. ET
HONDA INDY TORONTO
Streets of Toronto

SN360/SNWORLD/SN NOW+

Sat, Jul 18
8:30 p.m. ET
IOWA 300
Iowa Speedway

SN360/SNWORLD/SN NOW+

Sun, Aug 16
12:30 p.m. ET
HONDA INDY 200
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

SNWORLD/SN NOW+

Sat, Aug 22
8 p.m. ET
BOMMARITO AUTOMOTIVE GROUP 500
World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway

SN360/SNWORLD/SN NOW+

Sun, Sep 6
3 p.m. ET
GP OF PORTLAND
Portland International Raceway

SN360/SNWORLD/SN NOW+

Sun, Sep 20
2:30 p.m. ET
FIRESTONE GP OF MONTEREY
WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca

SN360/SNWORLD/SN NOW+

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