The list continues to grow for requests to broadcast the ASA Transcontinental Series Free State 500 event that was ran on Sunday, January 31, 2010 at the Phakisa Freeway Circuit in Welkom, Free State, South Africa. The race will now be available to over 100 million households worldwide.
"We've added a huge network, InCountry TV, which is exclusively on DirecTV CH 345 and Dish Network CH 230...adding 32 million households," Rick Benjamin, President of Carolina Production Group Inc. said. "As you can see we're above 100 million households for this historic telecast. That's a new record for us."
Benjamin is still waiting for confirmation on the air dates on those channels.
The two-hour program will air around the world in national syndication and internationally in partnership with ESPN International. Which will also include it to be aired on ESPN UK (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland), the home country of ASA Free State 500 winner John Mickel.
Here is an updated listing of tentative air dates (dates and times are subject to change, ALL TIMES ARE EASTERN STANDARD TIME):
SportsSouth (Atlanta, Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, Charlotte, Greensboro, Birmingham, Greenville-Spartanburg) - February 26 @ 4 p.m.
Sun Sports Network (Florida) - February 22 @ 9 p.m.
Altitude Sports & Entertainment (Denver, Salt Lake City) - February 22 @ 10 p.m.
Fox Sports Pittsburgh (PA, WV, OH, MD) - February 22 @ 10 p.m.
Fox Sports North (MN, IA, ND, SD) - February 22 @ 8 p.m.
Fox Sports Wisconsin (WI) - February 22 @ 8 p.m.
Time Warner Cable SportsNet (Rochester, NY) - March 7 @ 7 p.m.
Time Warner Cable SportsNet (Buffalo, NY) - February 25 @ 8:30 p.m.
Time Warner Sports 26 (Central New York) - February 22 @ 6 p.m.
KC Metro Sports (Kansas City, MO) - March 4 @ 8 p.m.
The Texas Channel (Texas) - March 1 @ 7 p.m.
WGSR TV 47 (Greensboro, NC) - February 27 @ 7 p.m.
WDRL TV 24 (Roanoke, VA) - March 15 @ 8 p.m.
Tuff TV Network (National Digital Broadcast Network) - February 28 @ 2 p.m.
These affiliates will also broadcast the race and will announce an airdate soon.
MASN (Washington D.C., Baltimore, Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro, Norfolk, Richmond)
Comcast SportsNet, Chicago (Chicago)
Time Warner Cable 3 (Albany, NY)
Cox Sports Television, New England (CT & RI)
Comcast Entertainment 900 (Michigan)
Cox 3, OC (Orange County, CA)
In Country Television Network (National Cable Network DISH/DIRECTV)
Dish Multi Sports Package (National)
DIRECTv SportsPak (National)
AT&T U-Verse (National)
RaceFanTV (Broadband Network)
VIA ESPN International...
ESPN UK (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland)
ESPN Israel (Israel)
ESPN Middle East (North Africa/Middle East - 20 countries)
ESPN Atlantic (Africa - 26 countries)
ESPN Pac Rim (Australia, New Zealand, Islands - 8 countries)
There are also two air dates still scheduled in the Republic of South Africa.
February 16 @ 3:30 p.m. on SuperSport Seven, SuperSport Seven Africa and SuperSport (Ten)
February 17 @ 10 p.m. on SuperSport Five and SuperSport Five Africa
We will announce more dates as soon as they become available.
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