Of the many pieces of information to come out of the PRI Trade Show in Indianapolis this past weekend, one that most intrigued me was the announcement that Lucas Oil will start a TV network solely dedicated to racing that will stream over the internet 24/7. Of course, that company has had MavTV for some time, but the cable network can be difficult to find considering that relatively few providers offer it as a sports channel option.
For a long time, this writer has been hoping that MavTV would stream its content over the internet since my cable provider, AT&T U-verse, does not have it as part of their channel lineup in my area. The offerings of ‘The Dave Despain Show’ as well as tape delayed broadcasts of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing would definitely be programs I would want to watch. Now with LucasOilRacing.TV, that looks as if it will be possible.
Also, the new internet based network appears set to offer some live broadcasts of various racing events, although the exact number and nature of those has yet to be announced. The famed ‘Chili Bowl Nationals’ midget sprint car race will indeed be aired live on January 16th. In all, a number of racing series sponsored by Lucas Oil will be part of the content slated to be shown.
LucasOilRacing.TV is set to begin broadcasting on January 1, 2016 and will cost $4.99 per month for yearly subscribers or $6.99 on a month-to-month basis.