Sky has announced it has invested $1 million in the Drone Racing League (DRL) and agreed on a deal that will bring the new sport of drone racing to the Sky Sports Mix channel. Sky Sports Mix is free for all Sky TV customers and shows a mixture of live football, golf, cricket, tennis and more.
Drone racing sees pilots fly identical drones around 3D racecourses and all shot in first person view (FPV). Races will be shown across ten, one hour episodes, with a final race that will crown the overall champion. Races will be shown on the Sky Sports Mix channel from October this year.
Sky Sports and DRL have also said one of the races will be held at an “iconic venue” in London.
DRL CEO Nicholas Horbaczewski said: "This is an incredible exciting day for DRL. Our team has worked tirelessly to develop the technology, racecourses, and sporting rules needed to deliver the most elite, competitive, and thrilling drone racing league on the planet. We can't wait to share it with fans around the world".