Drone Racing League pilots
Some of the Drone Racing League pilots coming to ESPN. Photo Credit: Drone Racing League

Drone racing to begin airing on ESPN

While drones are perfect for uses like surveillance and delivery service, they can also be a whole lot of fun. And now pilots who have been known to fly their drones at speeds of up to 120 mph will show the world just how fun they can be when the Drone Racing League comes to ESPN.

The DRL and the sports network recently reached an agreement to broadcast episodes of the league races culminating in the DRL World Championship on Nov. 20.

"Coverage of DRL lets us merge storytelling, technology and competition into compelling weekly content that we believe will appeal to a growing audience," said Matthew Volk, ESPN's director of programming and acquisitions.

ESPN2 will air an “Intro to Drone Racing” on Sept. 15 at 11 p.m. and the season begins on Oct. 23.

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