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Posted on April 13 2016

It's official: drone racing is a nationally televised sport.

The International Drone Racing Association (IDRA), the leading global organization in first-person-view drone racing, announced today it has signed a multi-year, international media distribution deal with ESPN, bringing the new sport of drone racing to the worldwide leader in sports.

The 2016 National Drone Racing Championship will crown the fastest drone racer in the United States. The event will be held on Governor's Island in New York City, and will be aired August 5-7. It will have a festival atmosphere with drone vendors, food, drinks, and activities for for the younger drone enthusiasts.

Peabody and Emmy award winner David Gavant has signed on as Executive Producer for the events. Most recently, Gavant served as Vice President, Executive In Charge of Production and Executive Producer for MLB Productions. Under his direction, MLB Productions has been honored with more than 30 Emmy Awards. David’s vast experience includes producing shows for ESPN, NBC Sports, and winning two National Emmy Awards as a live events Producer for both the 1992 Barcelona and 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics.

For more information about the International Drone Racing Assoiation, visit

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