Formula 1

F1 renews US deal with Walt Disney, teases ESPN+ expansion

Formula 1 has unveiled a new multi-year extension of its broadcast partnership with the Walt Disney Company, meaning F1 races will continue to be shown on ESPN Networks in the US through the 2025 season. At least 16 races will air on ABC and ESPN each season, more than in each of the previous five […]

Sky Sports renews F1 rights deal

Sky Sports has announced an extended rights partnership with Formula 1. The broadcaster will serve as the F1’s exclusive rights holder in the UK until 2029, and until 2027 in Germany and Italy. This extends a partnership first established in 2012 when Sky Sports first acquired the F1 rights.  As part of this deal, Formula […]

Netflix reportedly considering F1 rights for US

Netflix is reportedly eyeing its first sports rights grab in the US with Formula One. The streamer to date has historically said that it had no interest in entering into sports broadcasting, but a recent downturn in fortunes has led the company to re-evaluate its previous approach to business. Now Business Insider is reporting that […]

Sky to broadcast Formula 1 in HDR

Pay TV operator Sky’s Sky Sports arm is to broadcast the 2022 Formula 1 season in High Dynamic Range (HDR) for the first time. The new Formula 1 season is here as the sport enters an exciting new era with countless talking points, new rules, new cars, new driver pairings and new rivalries, all available […]

Formula 1 taps Tata Communications for broadcast connectivity

Formula 1 and technology provider Tata Communications have unveiled a multi-year strategic collaboration, with Tata Communications named as the Official Broadcast Connectivity Provider of Formula 1, and charged with delivering a world-class, technologically advanced experience for fans.  Tata Communications will provide global end-to-end managed network services for video contribution, facilitating the transfer of more than 100 video feeds and over […]

Nordic Entertainment secures F1 rights for Poland

Streaming and pay and free TV provider Nordic Entertainment (NENT Group) has struck a deal for Formula 1 rights in Poland, one of the key markets targeted by NENT Group as it embarks on the international rollout of streaming service Viaplay. Starting in 2023, Viaplay will become the exclusive Polish home of Formula 1, with […]

AMCNI CNE renews F1 rights deal

AMC Networks International – Central and Northern Europe (AMCNI CNE) has extended its exclusive broadcasting deal with Formula 1 in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The deal will see Sport1 and Sport2 continue to broadcast the premiere motor racing competition through until 2023. The TV rights package also includes F1’s support championships, Formula 2 and […]

F1 to stream Nürburgring return for free on YouTube 

Google-owned YouTube will livestream the Eifel Formula 1 Grand Prix from the Nürburgring in Germany. The video platform has announced a deal with the leading motorsport competition to broadcast the October 11 race live on the F1 YouTube Channel for free in seven European markets. The race is notable for being the first time in […]

Nordic Entertainment extends F1 rights to entire Nordic region

Nordic free, pay TV and streaming outfit Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT), has acquired the exclusive pan-Nordic media rights to Formula 1 from 2022 to 2024. The deal means that for the first time, NENT’s Viaplay streaming service will be the home of Formula 1 in Finland. Viaplay will also be the home of Formula 1 […]

Sports roundup: Eleven Sports launches F1 pass; FISU signs Eurosport deal; ERT agrees to EBU acquisitions; Sport1 holds on to Rallycross in IMG 

Sports broadcaster Eleven Sports will offer Portuguese viewers an annual pass to Formula 1 events. The €49.99 per year annual pass provides live access to all 22 Grand Prix races, F1 qualifying, F2, F3, and the Porsche Super Cup on Eleven’s dedicated racing channel. The channel also offers analysis, interview and behind the scenes content, […]