ESPN to Broadcast Drone Racing as Nascent Sport Gains Backers

  • Sky, ProSiebenSat.1 invest in league as well as programming
  • Networks schedule 10 episodes of mini-helicopter races

Drone Racing League, where contestants race small helicopters through empty malls, stadiums and subway tunnels, will debut Thursday on Walt Disney Co.’s ESPN 2 network as part of an international TV rollout of the fledgling sport.

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