Formula 1® and ELEVEN SPORTS, have signed an exclusive agreement to continue to broadcast the FIA Formula One World Championship™ in Poland throughout the following seasons 2020, 2021 and 2022.
The sports network, which has been showing F1 races continuously since 2016 continues to offer fans complete live coverage of all races, practice and qualifying sessions as well as comprehensive additional programming including studio shows, in-house magazine #ElevenF1, on-site interviews and reports from ELEVEN’s top sports journalists. Together with this renewed partnership ELEVEN will sub-license to Polsat the highlights from each race and TVP will receive segments of the live races together with highlights of the 2019 season, which will provide extensive free-to-air coverage for the sport throughout the three-year term.
The return of Robert Kubica to F1, has re-engaged Polish fans to the sport and F1 together with ELEVEN sports look forward to the next three years of continuous broadcast. ELEVEN SPORTS have also gained the right to broadcast the FIA Formula 2 and FIA Formula 3 Championships and the Porsche Supercup Series from 2019 to 2022 on sports channels belonging to Polsat.
Michaella Snoeck, Senior Manager, Media Rights at Formula 1, said:
“We are delighted to have extended our long-standing partnership with Eleven Sports for a further three seasons. Eleven Sports will broadcast a comprehensive offering made up of their high quality on-site production and international feed coverage across their channels, which will be further enhanced by their sub-licensing partnership with both Polsat and Telewizja Polska SA, providing expanded free-to-air coverage to further support the growth of Formula 1 in Poland.”
Krzysztof Świergiel, CEO of ELEVEN SPORTS, said:
“Among our viewers, there is a big number of loyal fans of Formula 1 which has become an important asset in our portfolio. It was our priority to secure the rights to this event for the following seasons. We are delighted that in the upcoming years fans will be able to follow extremely spectacular and exciting F1 races on our channels and that we will continue providing them with an extensive and attractive coverage.”
About Formula 1®
Formula 1® racing began in 1950 and is the world’s most prestigious motor racing competition, as well as the world’s most popular annual sporting series. The 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship™ runs from March to December and spans 21 races in 21 countries across five continents. Formula One World Championship Limited is part of Formula 1® and holds the exclusive commercial rights to the FIA Formula One World Championship™. Formula 1® is a subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation (NASDAQ: LSXMA, LSXMB, LSXMK, BATRA, BATRK, FWONA, FWONK) attributed to the Formula One Group tracking stock. The F1 logo, F1 FORMULA 1 logo, FORMULA 1, F1, FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, GRAND PRIX, PADDOCK CLUB and related marks are trade marks of Formula One Licensing BV, a Formula 1 company. All rights reserved.
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