Formula 1

‘Senna’ scribe Manish Pandey drives Bernie Ecclestone F1 docuseries

Senna writer and producer Manish Pandey has partnered with Formula 1 and its former CEO with Bernie Ecclestone for an eight-part docuseries about the iconic sports brand. The series, titled Lucky!, will be produced by Pandey’s company Jiva Maya, and feature exclusive access to “tens of thousands of hours” of archive footage from Formula 1, […]

TBI Weekly: Sky and Channel 4 deal is clear sign of the times

Sky and Channel 4’s content-sharing deal earlier this week signalled the beginnings of closer collaboration between UK broadcasters in a shifting domestic landscape. Under the deal – which is the first of its kind for Sky – July’s Formula 1 British Grand Prix is to air live across both Channel 4 and Sky. C4 will […]

Sky, Channel 4 join forces for Formula 1

Sky and Channel 4 have struck a content partnership that will see the broadcasters sharing Formula 1 rights and select dramas. The commercial deal, which is the first of its kind for Sky, will see July’s Formula 1 British Grand Prix airing live across both Channel 4 and Sky. C4 will also air Formula 1 […]

Netflix and Formula 1 partner for exclusive docu-series

Netflix has partnered with Formula 1 for a season-long collaboration on a docu-series that follows the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship, set to be screened in early 2019. The original series will take audiences inside the cockpits, the paddock and the lives of the key players in Formula 1. It will have exclusive access […]

Canal+ subs up but profit slides

Additions from Africa and Vietnam gave a boost to Canal+ Group’s overall subscriber base in the year to March, but group earnings fell sharply. The pay TV operator reported annual growth of 285,000 subscriptions in the 12 months to March 31, 2013, which it attributed in large part to good performances from CanalPlus Overseas territories, […]

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 […]

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 […]