Extreme E, the electric SUV racing series has announced a new South African broadcasting deal. The SABC will air the live racing series on all its free-to-air channels including SABC Sport.
This deal will be a first for any international motorsport on the channel. The SABC has not broadcast live international racing for a few decades now and this Extreme E deal does bode well for motorsport lovers around the country. Up until now, any international motorsport was broadcast by DSTv with SABC curating highlights packs and news packages at best.
The Extreme E racing series officially kicked off last weekend in Saudi Arabia with Molly Taylor and Johan Kristofferson winning the final race for Nico Rosberg’s Rosberg Racing team. The race was broadcast on SABC 3 on Sunday 4 April and the newly announced deal will include all other channels going forward. In addition to the live racing, the SABC will also carry Extreme E magazine documentaries, BTS shows and shows on Climate Change, the latter being the very basis for which Extreme E exists – to shine a spotlight on environmental issues in the most affected areas of the world.
The next Extreme E race takes place on the African continent, in Senegal from 29 – 30 May 2021.