Formula 1®, the pinnacle of motorsport, today announces a new two year agreement with Sky Deutschland. The agreement, which is valid for 2019 and 2020 FIA Formula 1 World Championshipä seasons, will see Sky broadcast all Grand Prix weekends live across satellite, cable, IPTV, web and mobile in Germany and Austria, along with German-language rights in Switzerland.As a result, subscribers with the Sky Sport Pack can watch all the track action live on linear TV, or via the streaming platform Sky Go whenever and wherever they want. In addition, Formula 1 fans who do not yet have a Sky subscription can also follow the sport live on the streaming service, Sky Ticket.
As in the previous seasons which saw Sky broadcast the entire race weekend without advertising interruptions, Sky will now offer additional perspectives and information on another channel . Sky Q customers will also have the opportunity to watch all 21 Formula 1 Grands Prix this season in Ultra HD on Sky Sport UHD.
Alongside Sky, fans in Germany will be able to watch Formula 1 free to air on RTL and also on F1® TV, which is available in 48 countries, including the US, Mexico and France, as well as in many territories in South America and Eastern Europe.
Ian Holmes, Director of Media Rights, Formula 1 said:
“It’s great to be working together again with Sky, helping them to enhance and elevate their broadcast offering of the sport. The breath of their coverage over the years has always impressed us and I am sure their subscribers will once again be looking forward to Sky’s comprehensive coverage of the sport.”
Dr. Holger Enßlin, Managing Director Legal, Regulatory & Distribution, Sky Deutschland said:
“The complete Grand Prix weekends live, no advertising interruptions throughout the race and broadcasts in Ultra HD for Sky Q customers. With this great package we will once again offer the best coverage of Formula 1 on German television, starting with the new season. By taking this step, we are listening to the wishes of many of our customers who missed our way of broadcasting Formula 1 last year.”
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About Sky Deutschland:
Sky Deutschland is one of the leading entertainment providers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The program offering includes the best live sports, exclusive series, new film releases, a wide range of children’s programming, exciting documentaries and entertaining shows – many of them Sky Original Productions. In addition to the free-to-air channel Sky Sport News HD, viewers can watch programming at home and on the go via Sky Q and Sky Ticket. The entertainment platform Sky Q offers everything from a single source: Sky and free-TV channels, thousands of films and series on demand, media libraries and many other apps. With Sky Ticket, customers can stream series, films and live sports whenever and wherever they want without long contract periods. Sky Deutschland, with its headquarters in Unterföhring near Munich, is part of the Comcast Group and belongs to Europe’s leading entertainment company Sky Limited.
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