Thursday, 24 March 2016

Sky Sports: Sky Sports to show every F1 race live from 2019 until 2024

Story from Sky Sports:

Sky Sports has extended its partnership with Formula 1 to remain the home of F1 in the UK and Ireland until 2024.

As part of the new deal, Sky has agreed a new broadcast partnership with Formula One Management, strengthening its position as the home of sport offering unrivalled choice for fans.

Sky Sports' new partnership with Formula 1:
  • Exclusive: Sky Sports will be the home of Formula 1 in the UK and Ireland from 2019 to 2024, offering live coverage of every Grand Prix.
  • Free to air: The FORMULA 1 BRITISH GRAND PRIX, together with highlights of all other races and qualifying sessions, will be shown on a 'free-to-air' basis.
  • Sky Sports Mix: Additionally, at least two other 'prime time' live races a season will be offered on the soon-to-be-launched Sky Sports Mix channel along with other F1 content.
  • UHD: For the first time every race starting with the 2017 championship will be shown in the stunning picture quality of Ultra High Definition via Sky Q, the next-generation home entertainment system.

Sky Sports began showing live F1 in 2012 and coverage includes every practice and qualifying session together with live coverage of each race.

Viewers can enjoy the opinions and analysis from a broadcasting team that boasts three former F1 drivers, including 1996 world champion Damon Hill together with Martin Brundle and Johnny Herbert.

As well as launching a channel dedicated to the sport, Sky Sports F1 became the first broadcaster to introduce touch-screen 'SkyPad' analysis from within the paddock, offers fans a multitude of additional viewing options via 'F1 Race Control' plus an extensive schedule of features and support programmes.

Sky Sports won 'Best TV Broadcaster Award for Outstanding Coverage' for each of its first two seasons.

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