Formula 1® is delighted to announce the extension of the partnership with Movistar+ for the next three years. The Spanish broadcaster will have the exclusive rights to cover all the Formula 1 Grands Prix from 2018 to 2020.
The new agreement includes the coverage of the three free practice sessions on Fridays and Saturdays, qualifying sessions on Saturday afternoons and race on Sundays. In addition, Movistar+ has been granted a number of additional digital rights.
Ian Holmes, Director of Media Rights, Formula 1 said:
“We are very happy to extend our partnership with Movistar+, which has begun in 2014, for three more years. Spain is one of the most important European markets for Formula 1 and, thanks to this partnership, the Spanish fans will be able to continue to enjoy the spectacle provided by the pinnacle of motor sport 24/7 on a dedicated channel, Movistar F1. We will be also help Movistar+ to produce exclusive content for its distribution across their digital and social media platforms, which will contribute to broaden the fan base and its engagement.”
Alex Martinez Roig, Movistar+ Content Manager, said:
“Motor sport is a strategic pillar for Movistar+, with its perfectly defined offer and two internationally groundbreaking dedicated channels. We are poised build an ambitious project with Formula 1, with one specific goal in mind – broadening the Formula 1 fan base and meeting its wildest expectations. Most of the fans are tech savvy viewers and the online environment is the niche we want to explore and where we anticipate a major breakthrough. 2018 will be the fifth consecutive year in which Formula 1 will be fully broadcast in Spain by Movistar F1, our dedicated channel. The renewal of the partnership constitutes a further step in our commitment to provide the Spanish viewers with the best possible sports offer.”
The agreement with Movistar+ is added to the others which have been sealed throughout 2017: among them Australia, France, Germany and United States.
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