London– Extreme E has today announced that FOX Sports, one of the world’s largest sports media companies, has signed a multi-year deal with the ground-breaking new electric SUV off-road racing series.
The championship, set to revolutionise motorsport and entertainment, will see E-SUVs racing head-to-head in some of the world’s most remote and extreme environments that have been damaged by climate change, whilst raising awareness and inspiring action.
Extreme E’s five-race global voyage, starting with Season 1 in early 2021, will be screened across the United States, Canada and the Caribbean on FS1, FS2 and the FOX Sports app for each of its first three campaigns.
Ali Russell, Media & Business Development Director at Formula E – operating partner of Extreme E – said: “We’re proud and delighted to announce this major partnership between FOX Sports and Extreme E for the new series’ opening three seasons.
“The deal is a major commitment by a sports broadcasting powerhouse – one that will bring the championship to millions of households, and ensure that viewers across North America and the Caribbean will receive the very best live coverage of Extreme E right from its inception.”
“FOX Sports is excited to add Extreme E to its programming lineup in 2021,” said Bill Wanger, FOX Sports EVP and Head of Programming. “Extreme racing in extreme environments, all using the latest electric technology makes for inviting programming across multiple audiences.”
The next important Extreme E update is the unveiling of the specially-designed E-SUV, which will be launched for the first time at Goodwood Festival of Speed at 11am tomorrow, 5 July.
About Extreme E:
Extreme E is a radical new racing series, which will see electric SUVs competing in extreme environments around the world. The five-race global voyage highlights the impact of climate change on some of the world’s most fragile ecosystems and promotes the adoption of electric vehicles to help preserve the environment and protect the planet.
Extreme E is operated in association with Formula E – the organiser of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. Extreme E is committed to sustainability and minimising environmental impact – as well as playing its part in re-building and restoring areas already impacted by climate change.
About FOX Sports:
FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing Fox Corporation’s wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets. Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, the business has ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing relationships. FOX Sports includes the sports arm of the FOX Network as well as FS1, FS2, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Deportes. FOX Sports’ digital properties include http://FOXSports.com and the FOX Sports App, which provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content, instant scores, stats and alerts to iOS and Android devices. Additionally, FOX Sports and social broadcasting platform, Caffeine, jointly own Caffeine Studios, which creates exclusive eSports, sports and live entertainment content. Also included in FOX Sports’ portfolio are FOX’s interests in joint-venture businesses Big Ten Network and BTN 2Go, as well as a licensing agreement that established the FOX Sports Radio Network.