Formula 1 today announces AMC Networks International-Central and Northern Europe, have extended their TV rights agreement to exclusively show the full FIA Formula 1 World Championship until 2023, in Czech Republic and Slovakia. The extended three-year agreement will see Sport1 and Sport2 show the drama unfold across each race weekend, including free practice, qualification, and race day action.
Viewership of Sport1 and Sport2’s live F1 broadcasts continues to see growth in the region, thanks to a dedicated presentation and commentary team, and popular F1 magazine show. The TV rights package also includes F1’s support championships, Formula 2 and Formula 3, offering fans almost 14 hours of live broadcasting across a race weekend. To complement their offering, F1TV Pro will also be launching in the Czech Republic and Slovakia ahead of the 2021 season.
Michaella Snoeck, Head of Media Rights Formula 1 said: “We’re delighted to extend our partnership with AMCNI CNE as they continue to provide top quality broadcasting to F1 fans in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, where the sport’s popularity continues to rise. This extended partnership including the launch of F1TV Pro, means F1 fans in the region won’t miss a moment of action across a race weekend for the next three seasons, as the sport enters an exciting new era.”
Levente Málnay, EVP of AMC Networks International – Central and Northern Europe said: ”We’ve distinguished ourselves by consistently offering compelling, premium quality sports content in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The renewed partnership will build on the strong relationship Formula 1 and AMCNI CNE’s sports channels have established in recent years. By securing this crown jewel of sports rights for the upcoming years, we’re proud to remain a reference point for all speed motorsports enthusiasts in these territories.”
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