The Central Europe subsidiary of AMC Networks International has inked a three-year contract deal extension with Pragosport to broadcast Formula One exclusively in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
The deal, which runs to 2020, secures exclusive live coverage of all races and qualifying sessions of Formula One for sports channels Sport1 and Sport2, as well as the support races, Formula 2 and GP3.
“This is a great deal that takes our sports channels’ partnership with Formula 1 to the next level,” said Levente Málnay, SVP of AMC Networks International, Central and Northern Europe.
“Since 2015, we have demonstrated our commitment to Formula One, offering fans dedicated commentators and excellent broadcasting which has become a great success in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. We are proud to say that Sport1 and Sport2 in these territories will continue to be identified with such a valuable brand as Formula One.”
Mike Moriarty, president, AMC Networks International CE and UK, added: “We continue to work to make our sports channels one of the strongest thematic channels in the region, with the highest quality content. When such a valuable sports rights deal as Formula One is inked, we can provide the viewers of our Sport1 and Sport2 channels the greatest possible experience.
“We continue to work with the best commentators and experts for our Formula One race broadcasts.”