Sky Sports takes exclusive Formula 1 rights

Sky has taken exclusive UK and Ireland rights to Forumla 1 racing for five years from 2019 to 2024. The deal, agreed with Formula One Managament, sees Sky strengthen its sports rights portfolio, with F1 to leave terrestrial television. Currently, Sky shares F1rights with Channel 4 after the BBC ended its contract to broadcast the […]

Sky Italia launches F1 channel

Italian pay TV operator Sky has launched a dedicated Formula 1 channel, Sky Sport F1 HD. Taking its lead from its sister BSkyB service in the UK, Sky Italia has launched a service that will show live races and a raft of magazine and wraparound programming. A Sky Italia spokesman told TBI that Sky Italia […]

Formula 1 viewing slows down

Formula One’s global audience declined in 2012, pushed down by a 34% drop in viewing in China, according to the motorsport organisation’s annual broadcasting report. The decline in China was attributed in part to Grands Prix clashing with local sporting events. A number of territories, including Brazil,where viewing was up 8.9%, Spain, where it was […]

Canal+ takes F1 rights

Canal+ has acquired exclusive rights to the Formula 1 motor racing series. The French premium pay TV operator has taken rights to all of the races in the 2013 F1 Championship, which starts with the Australian Grand Prix on March 17 in Melbourne. The F1 deal means Canal+ can transmit live coverage of races as […]

Sky starts 3D Formula 1 coverage

UK pay TV broadcaster BSkyB will start covering Formula 1 in 3D later this month, marking the first time the motor racing series has been seen in 3D. Sky has launched an F1 channel, Sky Sports F1, after securing rights to the motor racing series. It said today that it will cover the upcoming testing […]