Sky Italia has secured Formula 1 broadcast rights from 2013.
The pay TV broadcaster has signed an agreement with Formula One Management (FOM) to air all races from the FIA Formula 1 World Championship from next year. The races will be made available on tablets, PCs and smartphones via the Sky Go service.
A yet-to-be-decided free-to-air broadcaster will be granted live rights for nine Grand Prix and the remaining 11 races on a delayed basis.
Andrea Zappia, Sky Italia CEO said, “We are proud to bring the spectacle of Formula 1 back to the Sky Italia platform, with 11 of the GP races broadcast live on an exclusive basis. This agreement with FOM adds to Sky’s already outstanding Sports offer, which was further enriched by the recent purchase of the MotoGP TV rights. These investments show how our company is determined to confirm its leading position in the Italian TV market.”