DCL the World’s leading global FPV drone racing series has signed a multi-year broadcast and content deal with Tencent Sports to broadcast the fast growing DCL racing series to the Tencent community in China. As the exclusive digital broadcaster in China, Tencent Sports will stream live coverage all races of the 2018-2020 season live on its platforms in addition to bespoke short-form content from teams, pilots and fans. In addition, the highlights of the race weekends will also be distributed via Tencent platforms. In a significant shift for the sport in China, a race of the Drone Champions League (DCL) 2018 will take place in August on and around the Great Wall in Beijing with the “China Dragons” team and two wild-card Chinese teams featuring some of the best local pilots.
Herbert Weirather, DCL CEO mentioned: “In Tencent we have found the perfect partner to showcase the best FPV drone racing from around the world and to nurture and develop the most competitive local pilots and teams from China. We are excited to be adding the Great Wall later this year to our line-up of iconic locations like Madrid, Munich and Zurich for our races and bringing live Drone Racing at its best to the Chinese fans with our partner Tencent. “
Li Kejun, General Manager of Mingxin (DCL’s key partner in China): “Many local pilots are eager to earn an opportunity to fly in a DCL race, one of the best international series in the world. With Tencent, much more people in China can witness and share the joys and glories of our new generation Chinese pilots.”.
Ewell Zhao, General Manager of Tencent Sports: “The FPV drone racing is highly attractive. There has been a significant increase in FPV drone racing on Tencent Sports platforms over the last 12 months and we are excited to partner with DCL to bring the 2018 series to our community and look forward to seeing some strong performances from the China Dragons throughout the 2018 season. Hopefully more and more users will enjoy the passion for drone racing through the cooperation.”