Supercars inks five-year NZ TV deal

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 27/06/2020
  • By Supercars.com

Supercars has secured a new five-year broadcast deal with New Zealand’s Sky Sport.

The agreement guarantees full coverage of all races across the season into the Kiwi market.

It has been announced as the season roars back to life at Sydney Motorsport Park this weekend.

Supercars CEO Sean Seamer says it's great news to lock in a new deal with Sky Sport.

“We’re delighted to have reached a new agreement with Sky Sport and look forward to continuing our fantastic and enduring partnership,” Seamer said.

“Partnering with Sky Sport ensures the ultimate package for the fans, the sport, our teams and our invaluable partners.

“The agreement delivers full coverage of all races across the season. This was particularly imperative for us when we began discussions for the future.

“Sky Sport plays a huge role in allowing us to showcase our sport to our ever-growing New Zealand fan base, which is incredibly important to us.”

Greg Murphy, renowned Kiwi driver and Sky Speed presenter, is not in Sydney this weekend, but is excited to see the category back racing.

“I’m as excited as anyone to see Supercars back,” he said. 

“The changes which have been forced on the competition may well give us all the chance to rethink how we put on and present the sport.

“Change is good. I reckon we embrace it and make the circumstances work for us and the fans, ensuring the sport comes back in really good health and with a sustainable future in our sights.”

Changes to the 2020 calendar forced by the COVID-19 pandemic mean there is no New Zealand Supercars event this season.

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