Formula 1® and RTBF announce multi-year renewal to broadcast F1 in Belgium

Formula 1® has today announced a multi-year renewal of its partnership with RTBF that will see the long-standing French-language broadcaster continue to show Formula 1 across its Tipik and La Une channels and digital platform Auvio in Belgium until 2027. 

Over the next four seasons, French speaking fans in Belgium will be able to tune into RTBF for full coverage of all practice and qualifying sessions, F1 Sprint events and Grands Prix across all race weekends on its Tipik and Auvio channels, with select races also available to watch on La Une throughout the season.

With a relationship spanning decades, this new deal marks the continuation of RTBF’s coverage of the pinnacle of motorsport for years to come.

Michaella Snoeck, Head of Media Rights for Formula 1 said:

“As F1 continues to grow and attract new audiences, we are delighted to extend this special relationship with our long-standing broadcast partner. We look forward to working with RTBF to further improve our broadcast offering and build a best-in-class viewing experience for fans in Belgium to enjoy the drama and excitement of Formula 1.”

Benoît Delhauteur, Head of Sports at RTBF said:

“We’re very pleased to extend this historic partnership with Formula 1. Our priority is to maintain the widest possible sports offer for all our audiences. F1 is precisely the sport with which we can reach all age groups, and particularly younger audiences. What’s more, we’re finding that we’re watched on Auvio and Tipik by a more female audience than for our other sports broadcasts. Naturally, the Drive to Survive documentary was one of the reasons for this renewed enthusiasm. But it’s far from the only reason. Our audience success is also due to the quality of our commentary and coverage, on all our platforms. In addition to qualifying and the live Grand Prix, our Warm-Up program is very popular, as are our digital sequences and our podcast, Pilotes. Extending our contract with F1 means continuing to tell a story that fascinates a very large number of people in French-speaking Belgium.”