- List of Indianapolis 500 broadcasters
=Full list of television broadcasters=
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From 1964-1970, the Indianapolis 500 was shown live on
closed-circuit televisionin theatres and other similar venues across the United States. All live closed circuit broadcasts were anchored by Charlie Brockman.
From 1971 to 1985, the Indianapolis 500 was shown on a same-day tape delay basis. Races were edited to a two or three hour broadcast, and shown in
prime time. It was also blacked out in the Indianapolis market.
In 2007, the race was televised as an
ESPN on ABCevent, under the new policies enacted September 1, 2006by the Walt Disney Company. Also for the 2007 race, Rusty Wallaceand Jamie Littlewere Indianapolis 500-only broadcasters, and would not work the other IndyCar Series races.
Radio coverage history
From 1939-1951, Mutual covered the Indianapolis 500 with live segments at the start, the finish, and live updates throughout the race. After losing its sponsor,
Perfect Circle Piston Rings, Mutual did not return. In 1952, the Speedway took radio broadcasting rights in-house, utilizing talent mostly from WIBC. Starting in 1953, the talent pool was extended to all stations in the area, and expanded to featured the first live flag-to-flag coverage.
Through 1985, the
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Networkwas the exclusive provider of live coverage of the Indianapolis 500. With the exception of MCA's closed-circuit television broadcasts from 1964-1970, there was no live television of the race until 1986.
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