BT Sport is to provide live coverage of 34 British Speedway events during 2017 as the channel becomes the sport’s exclusive new home.
All eight Premiership clubs will feature as the battle for a top four spot intensifies on BT Sport, which will also shows the FIM Speedway Grand Prix and Monster Energy FIM Speedway World Cup for a second season.
The presenting team will include Natalie Quirk and Suzi Perry presenting, Scott Nicholls as analyst for the Speedway Grand Prix and World Cup and former British and Commonwealth champion Kelvin Tatum as analyst and commentator along with Nigel Pearson.
Simon Green, head of BT Sport, said: “This is superb news for speedway fans. We’re thrilled to make BT Sport the home of British Speedway.
“We think fans will relish our coverage and we hope BT Sport will be able convert many more viewers into fans of the sport when they see how exciting and exhilarating it is.”
Keith Chapman, chairman of the British Speedway Promoters’ Association, said: “We’re delighted to welcome BT Sport as our broadcast partners for the 2017 season.
“They successfully hosted the Grand Prix and World Cup last year and we’re pleased to showcase Speedway on the same channel alongside those tournaments.
“This is great news for British TV viewers who will now be able to see regular speedway, both at league and international level.
“We’re expecting an exciting and entertaining season that will once again show a wider audience what a thrilling spectacle the sport is.”