Formula 1

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 […]

Telekom Romania renews Formula 1 rights

Telekom Romania’s Dolce Sport service has secured the local rights to Formula 1 motor-racing for the next two years. Dolce Sport viewers will be able to view all 21 Grand Prix races on Telekom Romania’s TV service, along with qualifying sessions and other events. Telekom Romania, which previously held the rights to the competition for […]

Tata Communications delivers Formula 1 live OTT proof of concept

Indian service provider Tata Communications has completed a proof of concept of live OTT streaming enabled by Net Insight’s platform with Formula One Management. Tata’s live OTT platform delivered a live feed from the Singapore Grand Prix to Formula One Management’s Technical HQ in Biggin Hill, UK, with no time lag between the live broadcast […]

Twitch, other eSports services to reach 310m viewers by 2020

Online eSports services such as Twitch will grow their audience base to more than 310 million by 2020, surpassing comparable NFL audiences, according to Juniper Research. The ‘Digital Games: eSports 2015-2020’ report claims that eSports is “on the cusp of significant growth” with tournaments and prize pools also expanding in size and value. Juniper estimates […]

Eurosport secures exclusive Formula One rights in Portugal

Discovery-owned Eurosport has secured exclusive TV and digital rights to the FIA Formula One World Championship in Portugal from 2016 to 2018. The agreement covers rights to all races, qualifying and practice sessions of the premier motorsports event for the next three seasons. Eurosport will have access to multiple live feeds including coverage from cameras […]