Formula 1

Netflix teams up with Formula 1 for documentary 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 […]

Formula 1 to launch OTT TV service

Formula 1 is to launch a new OTT TV service, marking its biggest investment in digital media to date. The new service, F1 TV, will launch “early” in the current F1A Formula 1 World Championship season, providing advertising-free live streams of each race with multi-language commentary. The service will provide exclusive access to all 20 […]

TF1 secures Formula 1 rights

French broadcaster TF1 Group has secured a multi-year deal to include Formula 1 in its line-up of sports content for the next three seasons. The agreement will take effect from the beginning of the 2018 season. TF1 will offer coverage of four Grand Prix races in the clear and in their entirety, including the French […]

Vodafone commits to 4K football, adds motorsports to offering

Vodafone España is to offer two football matches in 4K resolution on each match day and is to add Formula 1 and MotoGP motorsports coverage to the content line-up on its football package. Vodafone’s Spanish unit will offer all La Liga matches involving leading clubs Real Madrid and Barcelona in 4K, and will provide coverage […]

Vodafone Spain revamps sports after securing Formula 1 rights

Vodafone España has secured rights to Formula 1 motor-racing thanks to an agreement with Telefónica’s Movistar+, and has begun marketing a new offering, Vodafone Motor, including Formula 1 coverage, for €10 a month. Vodafone has also revamped its sports offering with the launch of a new package, Vodafone Sport, for €25 a month, combining the […]

Ecclestone replaced as Liberty Media completes F1 takeover

Liberty Media has completed its US$8 billion takeover of Formula 1 and appointed Chase Carey as CEO, replacing longstanding F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone. After some 40 years in charge of the sport Ecclestone now becomes ‘chairman emeritus’ and will be available as “a source of advice” for the F1 board. Carey, who also serves as […]

Vodafone Spain strikes Formula 1 deal with Telefónica

Vodafone Spain has struck a deal with Telefónica that will enable it to air Formula 1 and Moto GP motorsports. The agreement follows a dispute between the pair that saw Vodafone file a complaint with telecom regulator the CNMC over Telefónica’s unwillingness to make its motorsport coverage available before July, when it is obliged to […]

Report: Liberty Media gears up to take F1 rights

Liberty Media is reportedly close to taking control of Formula One, buying ownership of the sport from controlling stakeholder CVC Capital. According to a report by German magazine Auto Motor und Sport, the US$8.5 billion (€7.6 billion) deal is set to go ahead this week with Liberty Media due to pay the first of two […]

Vodafone in Spain turns to regulator to secure Formula 1

Vodafone España has appealed to the countries telecom regulator, the CNMC, to force Telefónica to make its coverage of Formula 1 available. According to local reports, citing Vodafone executive Pedro Peña, Telefónica has refused to make the motorsport coverage available to rival players until July, when it will make its premium services available to third […]

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 Mangament, sees Sky strengthen its sports rights portfolio, with F1 to leave terrestrial television. Currently Sky shares F1 rights with Channel 4 after the BBC ended its contract to broadcast […]