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ESPN Player to showcase IndyCar in EMEA region

Sports broadcaster ESPN will show live and on-demand coverage of the 2015 IndyCar motor racing series in Europe, the Middle East and Africa via a new channel on its digital subscription service ESPN Player.

The deal excludes the UK, France, Italy and South Africa.

All races, qualifying sessions and highlights coverage from the 16 race meetings, including the Indianapolis 500, will be available on ESPN Player.

Mark Miles, chief executive of Hulman & Company, the parent of IndyCar and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, said: “ESPN Player is a positive step forward to both the digital and international distribution of Verizon IndyCar Series events. The increase in both live and on-demand coverage will be valuable in showcasing the IndyCar brand, and the excitement of our on-track product, to fans across the world.”

Subscription packages include an IndyCar race pass, month pass and season pass, with prices starting from €6.99 ($7.39).