Formula One

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. […]

BBC claims most-watched UK sports broadcaster title

The BBC claims it was the most-watched sports broadcaster in the UK last year, despite only showing 2% of sport on television. Based on internal BBC stats from its marketing and audiences division, the broadcaster claimed it notched up 40% of all sports viewing last year compared to second place Sky Sports with 31% – […]