Formula 1

BeIN Sports giving up on Formula 1

BeIN Sports has said it will not renew its contract to carry Formula 1 motor-racing in Middle East and North Africa as a result of BeoutQ’s piracy. This year’s F1 season is set to begin on March 17 in Australia. BeIN Media MENA chief Tom Keaveny said that rightsholders’ stance on BeoutQ’s piracy would now […]

Formula 1 teams with ISG to launch in-play betting

Formula 1 has struck a far-reaching sponsorship and data rights commercial partnership with Interregional Sports Group (ISG) to create a new F1 betting offering, enabling the development of all new in-play betting markets during Grands Prix. Under the deal, ISG will have the right to sub-license Betting Partnership Rights to select betting brands around the […]

Formula 1 enters BeoutQ piracy battle

Formula 1 governing body the F1A has entered the dispute between BeIN Media and Saudi Arabia-based pirate streamer BeoutQ, which has targeted its exclusive sports rights by illegally broadcasting content including the World Cup and Champions League football. BeoutQ has been illicitly streaming coverage of Formula 1 motorsports. “It has come to our attention that […]

Nordic Entertainment secures Formula 1 live rights extension

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT) has reached an agreement to extend its exclusive media rights to Formula 1 in Denmark, Norway and Sweden until 2021. Under the terms of the agreement, it will offer every practice session, qualifier and race live via a combination of NENT Group’s Viaplay streaming service and its free TV and pay […]

Formula 1 unveils launch plan for OTT TV service

Formula 1 is to officially launch its planned OTT TV service in May in time for the Spanish Grand Prix. The service will run in a closed beta version to small group of fans ahead of the Spanish competition. The closed group will test the service during the upcoming Formula 1 2018 1 Heineken Chinese […]

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 […]