FOX Sports reveals 2017 IMSA TV and streaming schedule

IMSA and FOX Sports have unveiled the complete TV and live streaming schedule for the 2017 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, which has “more than doubled” the number of hours of FOX Network coverage compared with 2016.

FOX Sports reveals 2017 IMSA TV and streaming schedule
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The 2017 season will open on Saturday, Jan. 28 with a live FOX Network telecast of the first three hours of the 55th Rolex 24 at Daytona. FOX Sports will provide 24 hours of live television coverage of the Rolex 24 across FOX, FS1 and FS2 with a one-hour window late Saturday evening that will not be televised.

The FOX Sports GO app will have 25 consecutive hours of Rolex 24 programming, kicking off live streaming in the U.S. of the entire 12-race WeatherTech Championship season in 2017. The app will simulcast all FOX Sports telecasts in their entirety and will have seven hours of exclusive coverage in 2017.

“We worked closely with our partners at FOX Sports to build an extremely strong schedule for WeatherTech Championship telecasts in 2017,” said David Pettit, IMSA vice president, marketing. “Together, we were able to ‘reimagine’ our television schedule to expand our presence on the FOX Network, reduce the number of channel changes during our Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup events and utilize the FOX Sports GO platform to provide a consistent platform for our most loyal race fans.

“We’ve more than doubled the number of hours of live FOX Network coverage over 2016, and are offering more live television coverage of the Rolex 24 at Daytona than we have at any time in recent history. At the same time, both of FOX Sports’ cable networks, FS1 and FS2, have grown substantially, and we are making FOX Sports GO a destination for fans to watch the season in its entirety.”

In addition to the first three hours of the Rolex 24, the Long Beach race will also be televised live on FOX Network.

Nine of 12 events, including all four Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup races will have FOX Sports GO streaming with authentication for all FS1 cable subscribers.

FS1 will feature more than 27 hours of coverage during the course of the season, including a nine-hour live block from the 12 Hours of Sebring and complete telecasts of the races at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Road America and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Meanwhile, FS2 will carry more than 37 hours of live coverage in 2017.

2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Television / Streaming Schedule

(all times ET)

Jan. 28-29, Rolex 24 at Daytona
Sat. 28th, FSGO* 2pm – Sun. 29th 3pm
Sat. 28th, FOX, 2 - 5pm
Sat. 28th FS2, 5 - 10pm
Sat. 28th FS2, 11pm– Sun. 29th 12:30pm
Sun. 29th FS1, 12:30–3pm

Mar. 18, Twelve Hours of Sebring
FSGO*, 10:30am – 11pm
FS1, 2pm – 11pm

Apr. 8, Long Beach, FOX, 4 – 6 pm

May 6, Circuit of The Americas, FS2, 6:30 – 9:30pm

June 3, Belle Isle, Detroit, FS2, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

July 2, Watkins Glen
FSGO*, 10am – 4:30pm
FS1, 10am – 1pm
FS2, 1 – 4:30pm

July 9, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, FS1, 5 – 8pm

July 22, Lime Rock Park, FS2, 3 – 6pm

Aug. 6, Road America, FS1, 2:30 – 5:30pm

Aug. 27, VIRginia International Raceway, FS1, 1:30 – 4:30pm

Sept. 24, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, FS1, 5 – 8pm

Oct. 7, Petit Le Mans, Road Atlanta
FSGO*, 10:30mm. – 9:30pm
FS1, 10:30 – 11:30am
FS2, 11:30am – 2:30pm
FS2, 5 – 9:30pm.

* - FOX Sports GO with FS1 authentication

Broadcast dates and times subject to change 

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