Netflix Will Start Streaming Live Sporting Events On November 14





Netflix Cup live sports event

Netflix said on Tuesday that it will premiere its first-ever live sports event. The Netflix Cup will pair off athletes from Formula 1: Drive to Survive and Full Swing in a match play tournament at the Wynn Golf Club in Las Vegas. The event will kick off the first ever Formula 1 Heineken Silver Las Vegas Grand Prix.

The Netflix Cup will stream live on Tuesday, November 14 at 3 p.m. PT/6 p.m. ET.

In The Netflix Cup, drivers and golfers will pair off to play an eight-hole match with two teams advancing to the final hole, according to Netflix, where they’ll compete to take home the first Netflix Cup title.

Competing athletes currently includes Formula 1 drivers Alex Albon, Pierre Gasly, Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz. On the golf side, the roster features Rickie Fowler, Max Homa, Collin Morikawa and Justin Thomas.

“We love to see how our sports series have brought increased fandom to sports leagues and competitions all over the world,” Gabe Spitzer, vice president of Netflix’s non-fiction sports said in a statement. “The Netflix Cup will take that energy to the next level with global stars from two popular hits competing in our first-ever live sports event.” 

Formula 1: Drive to Survive and Full Swing are two of the streaming giants’ sports programming breakouts. Formula 1: Drive to Survive is in prepping for its sixth season, and Full Swing just finished filming its second season.

“The continued success of Drive to Survive has played a significant role in the growth of Formula 1 in the US, which has ultimately led to the addition of a third American race,” Emily Prazer, chief communications officer for the Las Vegas Grand Prix Inc. said in a statement. “It’s only fitting that we kick off our inaugural race weekend with a fun event that can be streamed by F1 and PGA Tour fans around the globe.”

It was earlier reported that Netflix hopes this will be the first of many live sporting events to come.

Check out a teaser trailer for the event here:

Image credit: Netflix

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