NBC & American Flat Track Extend TV Pact

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NBC and American Flat Track have extended their television partnership. (Scott Hunter/AFT Photo)
NBC and American Flat Track have extended their television partnership. (Scott Hunter/AFT Photo)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – American Flat Track and NBCSN have announced a multi-year renewal of their broadcast partnership.

The agreement includes two race day telecasts and the remaining events to be aired within one week. All events will be featured in one-hour telecasts with race coverage of AFT Singles, AFT Production Twins and flag-to-flag race coverage of the revamped AFT SuperTwins class.

For the first time in the history of the sport, two of AFT’s most-acclaimed events – the Daytona TT and Buffalo Chip TT – will air race day on NBCSN. American Flat Track’s coverage on NBCSN is produced in-house in conjunction with NASCAR Productions, LLC.

Telecasts from all 18 events will feature extensive coverage of all racing classes. Exclusive features and editorial content highlight the triumphs and tribulations of the world’s elite dirt track motorcycle racers as they battle for glory. Cutting-edge technology, including aerial drone footage and onboard cameras will once again put viewers on the edge of their seats as the riders slide through the corners and draft each other down the straights at speeds of more than 130 mph.

Fans looking to stream races in real time will be presented with a wide array of viewing options. For the enthusiast geared up to watch flag-to-flag coverage of all 18 rounds, from the moment engines fire to the second the final checkered flags are waved, NASCAR and NBC Sports Gold have teamed up to include AFT as part of TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold. Set to be the largest motorsports offering on the domestic digital marketplace, TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold will give fans access to live AFT races for a monthly fee of $1.99 or $10.99 annually.

“American Flat Track is recognized as the fastest-growing motorcycle racing series,” said Michael Lock, CEO of American Flat Track. “Our viewership on NBCSN has grown steadily, and live streaming numbers have increased exponentially in the last two years. The progression to same day coverage of our two most exciting events will allow us to expand our audience and deliver an even more impactful show in 2020.”

“We’re thrilled to extend our relationship with American Flat Track into the next decade,” said Jeff Macaluso, Senior Director, Programming of NBC Sports Group. “From race telecasts on NBCSN, including same day coverage for two of AFT’s most iconic events, to comprehensive live streaming coverage on TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold, fans will have more access than ever to watch American Flat Track racing across all platforms.”