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NBC snaps up US rights to 2019 W Series motorsport competition

NBC Universal has acquired US rights to the inaugural 2019 season of W Series, the women’s motorsport championship.

The deal includes six, one-hour encore presentations of W Series races, which will be broadcast in HD on cable channel NBC Sports.

W Series has, so far, agreed deals covering almost 60 different territories through its international marketing partner, the Pitch agency.

The series is live-streaming on Facebook and Twitter in territories where it has no broadcast deal.

The competition features 18 drivers from 13 different countries, competing in identical Formula Three cars at six different race events held in Europe.

The season started at Hockenheim, Germany on May 4 and finishes at Brands Hatch, UK on August 11.