Sky has signed a new deal with Formula One to continue broadcasting the sport across all of its markets in Europe.
In the UK and Ireland, Sky will continue to broadcast every Grand Prix live until 2029. Sky Germany and Italy will retain rights until 2027. The broadcaster said live home nation races and highlights of all other races to be shared on free-to-air channels.
The broadcaster has also promised that from the start of the 2023 season, viewers will be able to take control of how they follow all the action through an improved multi-screen and second-screen option, tracking a driver’s position on the circuit or selecting their on-board camera.
Sky also said viewers will be able to continue to watch every race in Ultra HD via Sky Glass and Sky Q.
Speaking about the deal, Stephen van Rooyen, Executive Vice President & CEO, Sky UK & Europe, said: “Formula 1 continues to break records on Sky, with millions more watching than ever before across our markets, driven by new younger and female fans which is fantastic for the sport. More than 80 countries will continue to enjoy our world class analysis and content of one of the most exhilarating sports in the world.”
Ian Holmes, director of media rights and content creation, Formula 1, added: “Since Sky joined Formula 1 in 2012 the scale and the quality of their F1 content has continually increased. This new agreement with Sky reflects our long-term partnership and shared ambition to grow Formula 1 to new audiences and markets.”