Drone Racing League Raises $20 Million

 

The Drone Racing League (DRL) announced a $20 million round of funding led by U.K. satellite provider Sky, Liberty Media, and Lux Capital.

DRL launched about 1.5 years ago as the only global professional drone racing organization, hosting five professional races in its inaugural season.

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The DRL’s 2017 television broadcast season kicks off on June 20 on ESPN and will be broadcast in more than 75 countries with broadcast partners including Sky Sports, ProSiebenSat.1, Disney XD and OSN.

Check out the promo for the 2017 Drone Racing League season here.