Formula One


F1 Pro to launch in Brazil as championship signs deal with Rio Motorsports

Motorsport championship Formula One will launch its F1 Pro OTT service in Brazil as a part of a five-year media rights deal with investment firm Rio Motorsports. Rio Motorsports will distribute the F1’s rights in the country through to 2025, with commercial broadcaster Globo’s broadcast deal ending this year after 40 years. The F1 Pro […]

Stefano Domenicali appointed F1 CEO with Carey to become non-executive chairman

Stefano Domenicali has been appointed as the new president and CEO of F1. Domenicali, the former principal of Ferrari’s F1 team between 2008-2014, will replace Chase Carey from January who himself will become F1’s non-executive chairman. It marks the Italian’s return to the sport, having spent the past four years behind the wheel of Lamborghini. […]

Sky Italia renews F1 deal

Sky Italia has announced a two-year extension of its broadcast rights deal with Formula One. The deal was initially set to end this year, but Sky will now broadcast the premiere racing competition through to the end of the 2022 season. As per its previous deal, Sky Italia will air live coverage from each practice […]

Bundesliga confirms rights sale

The German Bundesliga has announced the distribution of its domestic rights for the four seasons from 2021-22 with Sky, DAZN and Sat.1 all picking up matches. The value of the rights has decreased from the current deal of €4.64 billion, as previously reported, with the sale being worth €4.4 billion. Sky and DAZN will be […]

Canal+ fends off competition to secure Formula 1

Canal+ has fended off competition from Altice to secure a new agreement for the carriage of Formula 1 motor-racing until 2020. The deal will enable the pay TV broadcaster to air complete coverage of Formula 1, Formula 2 and GP3 competitions for the 2018, 2019 and 2020 seasons. Canal+ has been a partner of Formula […]

Formula One taps Tata for motorsports events

Formula One Management has chosen media services provider Tata Communications to deliver broadcast services for its GP2, GP3 and Porsche Supercup racing series events. Tata Communications will provide a fibre and satellite solution to broadcasters from across the globe at the 12 race locations in 2015. The agreement will also enable broadcasters covering GP2, GP3 […]

Rightster for Formula E online

The Formula One Association has chosen cloud-based video distribution specialist Rightster to be the first online video partners for the new Formula E motorsports competition.  The deal will see Rightster manage Formula E’s YouTube channel with particular focus on channel and rights management, social media amplification, programming support and cross-promotion across the relevant channels in […]

Liberty Global acquisition drive “slowing down” and turning vertical

Liberty Global is unlikely to acquire fixed networks in further European markets and is not interested in acquiring mobile networks, but could drive consolidation in Poland, according to CEO Mike Fries, speaking to the Wall Street Journal in a joint interview alongside Liberty chairman John Malone. Fries said that Liberty’s acquisition story “is not coming […]

Report: Liberty and Discovery in talks to buy 49% F1 stake

Liberty Global and Discovery Communications are reportedly in talks with CVC Capital Partners and Lehman Brothers Holdings about buying a 49% stake in Formula One. According to a Bloomberg report, which cites people with knowledge of the matter, talks are ongoing, though the two camps are roughly US$500 million (€370 million) at odds in terms […]

Appear TV extends F1 video processing

Video processing platforms provider Appear TV has been chosen to provide additional TV reception and distribution systems for Formula One circuits around the world. The firm will provide its TV systems this year at Austria’s Red Bull Ring Spielberg and Thailand’s Buriram circuit, which is set to host its first Formula One race in 2015. […]