Thanks to the success of Netflix and other streaming products, we are slowly beginning to see the sports world venture into this space. At the end of last month, the WWE launched their own network which contains an endless amount of streaming content. Thus far, the WWE Network is doing well. NASCAR is hoping for big things this week when they launch their new online network.
Unlike the WWE Network, NASCAR’s network will only be available online. Although some race fans might see this as a negative, the fact that the cost of the network is free should help ease those minds.
NASCAR’s network is going to be provide exposure to some of their lower tier series. Additionally, this network will also be covering some of the lower tier series in other motorcycle and motorsports associations. NASCAR currently plans on using FANCHOICE.TV to stream some of its content. Given the fact that NASCAR owns part of FANCHOICE.TV, it was a natural fit.
The current plan is to stream K&N Pro Series and Modifieds from across the country. They will also be streaming AMA Pro motorcycle racing and various sports car series. Although the current plan is only to stream races, there is always the possibility of original programming down the line.
This new NASCAR network is set to launch on March 12 and will be available worldwide.