Formula 1

T-Hrvatski Telekom launches new motorsport offering

Deutsche Telekom-owned Croatian telco T-Hrvatski Telekom is to show Formula 1 motor-racing on its MAXtv service as part of the line-up of a new MAX GP channel. MAX GP channel will also cover a wide range of other motorsports including Formula 3, Formula S, The Porsche Carrera Cup and the Ferrari Challenge. All content is […]

Movistar TV launches dedicated Formula 1 service

Telefónica’s Movistar TV service is to launch a dedicated Formula 1 channel and enhanced coverage of the sport in March. Telefónica and Formula One Management have struck a deal whereby Telefónica will launch a new service that will enable motorsport fans to view Formula 1 coverage in HD across multiple screens, with up to six […]

Sky Italia launches dedicated F1 channel

Italian pay TV operator Sky has launched a dedicated Formula 1 channel, Sky Sport F1 HD. Taking its lead from its sister BSkyB service in the UK, Sky Italia has launched a service that will show live races and a raft of magazine and wraparound programming. A Sky Italia spokesman told TBI that Sky Italia […]

Formula One sees audience decline in 2012

Formula One’s global audience declined in 2012, pushed down by a 34% drop in viewing in China, according to the motorsport organisation’s annual broadcasting report. The decline in China was attributed in part to Grands Prix clashing with local sporting events. A number of territories, including Brazil, where viewing was up 8.9%, Spain, where it […]

Canal Plus takes F1 rights

Canal Plus has acquired exclusive rights to the Formula 1 motor racing series. The French premium pay TV operator has taken rights to all of the races in the 2013 F1 Championship, which starts with the Australian Grand Prix on March 17 in Melbourne. The F1 deal means Canal+ can transmit live coverage of races […]

Virgin Media gears up for Formula 1 channel

UK cable operator Virgin Media is adding the new Formula 1 channel from Sky Sports to its line-up. Sky Sports F1 will launch in March as part of Virgin Media’s Sky Sports package. Pay TV operator BSkyB won rights to the racing series last year in a deal that runs from 2012 to 2018. Its […]

F1 legal row brewing

Germany’s Constantin Media has lodged a legal complaint against Formula 1 bosses, according to UK press reports. The German company is understood to have filed a lawsuit in a London court, alleging that various Formula 1 managers undervalued the auto-racing event when selling it to CVC Capital. The private equity company paid US$1.7 billion (€1.2 […]

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