Discovery's Eurosport signs on for televised drone racing

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Eurosport, Discovery Communications Inc's European sports broadcaster, announced on Monday it has signed a deal to broadcast drone races, joining a number of networks to televise the fledgeling sport in which pilots navigate remote-controlled aircrafts at high speeds through aerial obstacle courses.

Eurosport has signed a one-year deal with DR1 Racing, a Los Angeles-based drone racing organisation, to broadcast the Drone Racing Invitationals on Nov. 8 as well as three additional races next year in 70 countries.

The pan-European sports media group, which Discovery bought last year, has 228 million subscribers in 93 countries in Europe, Asia and Australia.

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