Gfinity announces V10 R-League distribution rights
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Gfinity announces V10 R-League distribution rights

The deal grants broadcast coverage for up to 75 countries, making it one of the most widely available esports competitions in the world.

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The good news just keeps coming with the V10 R-League! Gfinity announced today that they have signed a deal with BT Sport, ESPN and STARZPLAY Arabia that will see the series broadcast to a total of 75 countries. Although the financial details of the contracts have not been disclosed, the agreement will make the esports competition one of the most widely available in the world.

You can read the press announcement here.

Hosts for the new series also confirmed

If the news about the distribution rights isn’t enough, Gfinity has also confirmed the hosts for the league – and they include some very popular faces from the motorsports world. Rachel Stringer is an experienced sports presenter and huge motorsports fan who is currently the pit lane reporter covering British Super Bikes for Eurosport.

She is joined by Nic Hamilton, brother of six-time F1 World Champion, Lewis Hamilton. Nic is also a racer in his own right, competing in the British Touring Car Championship this year. The final announcement is YouTube star Ben Daly, also known as Tiametmarduk. He is one of the most popular voices in sim racing, broadcasting to his 500,000+ followers almost daily.

Each presenter brings with them a wealth of knowledge and experience that should guarantee an entertaining and informative experience for fans.

Screaming V10s and professional coverage… I’m sold. When does it start?

Season 1 of the series will air on BT Sport 2 on September 7, then all racing will be made available for free the following morning. A highlights show will also air on btsport.com and the BT Sport App the following morning. The league promises a tight competition, with eight pro teams competing on seven circuits for a prize pool of £100,000.

If you want to learn even more about the teams, drivers and format of this thrilling series, check out our summary.

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