TORONTO – Anthem Sports & Entertainment announced today that its Game+ network has signed a three-year deal with the Drone Champions League to broadcast upcoming live events across the U.S. and Canada.
Formerly known as FNTSY Sports Network, Game+ remains the home for fantasy sports gaming news and information, and also features wagering information programming, Esports, high stakes poker, live action sports, wrestling and other fast-paced, action-adventure driven shows and lifestyle programming.
“We are thrilled to finalize our partnership with the world’s first league in drone motorsport,” said Chad Midgley, VP of Game+. “Since rebranding the network, we have increased our focus on specialty live events and unique content that serve passionate communities. The drone racing revolution is already in full swing with tournaments held all over the world and we look forward to bringing coverage of these events to our viewers across North America.”
“Every year, the DCL unites the world’s best drone pilots in eight international teams to compete on spectacular tracks all around the world,” said Benedikt Brandmeier, head of sales and strategy at DCL. “With a maximum speed of more than 160 km/h, even the smallest mistake can make the difference between winning and losing. Since drone racing combines and refines modern technologies like no other sport, the events provide all the right ingredients for ultimate excitement – and Game+, the new destination for premier sports, is the perfect partner to broadcast these truly immersive experiences in Canada and the U.S.”
The Drone Champions League 2019 season continues on July 11-13 in Turn, Italy. The remaining 2019 schedule includes:
• July 11-13 – Turin, Italy
• Sept. 13-15 – Saudi Arabia
• Oct. 18-20 – Liechtenstein
• Nov. 15-17 – Singapore
• Dec. 13-15 – Las Vegas
Game+ will also broadcast events from previous seasons as a lead-in to the upcoming live events.
Game+ is available on cable, satellite and IPTV platforms in the U.S. and Canada, as well as streaming subscription services such as KlowdTV and Xumo, and globally on digital and social platforms.
The Drone Champions League (DCL) takes on the challenge of establishing drone racing as a world sport. In order to reach that goal, DCL pursues attractive live events at stunning locations with broad media coverage and the best pilots in the world. The racing format is designed to better serve fans, pilots and teams – more excitement, more presence, more strategy and more energy.
For more information on Game+ or Drone Champions League, visit www.gameplusnetwork.com.
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Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp.
Game+ (www.gameplusnetwork.com) is the home for fantasy sports gaming news and information, wagering information programming, Esports, high stakes poker, live action sports, wrestling and other fast-paced, action-adventure driven shows and lifestyle programming. The channel is available on IPTV, cable, satellite systems and subscription streaming services across North America. Game+ is a subsidiary of Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp., a leading global sports media company. For more information, visit www.gameplusnetwork.com and @GamePlusNetwork on Twitter.
About Drone Champions League
Since 2016, the Drone Champions League (DCL) has each season brought together the world’s best drone pilots who compete in eight international teams on race tracks around the world. Among others, events have taken place in France, Germany, Belgium, Romania, Liechtenstein, Spain, China and Switzerland. Each DCL race is broadcast live and worldwide on TV and can also be viewed online. DCL partners include Red Bull, Breitling, Tencent Sports and McDonald’s. More information on www.dcl.aero and www.game.dcl.aero