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Sky Sports will remain the home of Formula 1 until 2029 after extending the contract across all Sky markets

Sky Sports will remain the home of Formula 1 until 2029 after extending the contract across all Sky markets
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Sky announces multi-year extension of broadcasting partnership with Formula 1; Sky Sports will remain the exclusive home of F1 in the UK and Ireland until 2029, while Sky Germany and Sky Italia will retain the rights with greater exclusivity until 2027

Last updated: 9/30/22 11:43 am

Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali says the extension of the partnership, which will see Sky remain the exclusive home of the sport until 2029, is great for everyone involved.

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Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali says the extension of the partnership, which will see Sky remain the exclusive home of the sport until 2029, is great for everyone involved.

Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali says the extension of the partnership, which will see Sky remain the exclusive home of the sport until 2029, is great for everyone involved.

Sky Sports will remain the exclusive home of Formula 1 in the UK and Ireland until 2029 after Sky extended its partnership with the sport.

The multi-year extension also solidifies Sky as F1’s official broadcaster in all Sky markets, with Sky Italia and Sky Germany, Austria and Switzerland retaining the rights with greater exclusivity until the end of 2027.

As part of the award-winning coverage, all races, qualifying and practice sessions will continue to be broadcast exclusively live on Sky Sports F1, while live home country races and highlights from all other races will be broadcast free of charge.

Ultra HD coverage of each race is also available on Sky Q and Sky Glass.

Stefano Domenicali, President and CEO of Formula 1, said: “We are incredibly proud of our long-term partnership with Sky and are delighted to announce that we will be working together until 2029, a very important commitment from Sky.

Following Sky's seven-year extension to cover Formula 1, watch some of the best moments in sport from the last decade live exclusively on Sky Sports.

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Following Sky’s seven-year extension to cover Formula 1, watch some of the best moments in sport from the last decade live exclusively on Sky Sports.

Following Sky’s seven-year extension to cover Formula 1, watch some of the best moments in sport from the last decade live exclusively on Sky Sports.

“Since our relationship began in 2012, we have both strived to bring the excitement, emotion and drama of Formula 1 to our traditional fans, while appealing to a new and more diverse audience.

“Formula 1 has seen tremendous growth in recent years and I can’t think of a better partner to continue to reach our fans with engaging, knowledgeable and comprehensive coverage.

“Sky not only offers fans live coverage, but also a range of behind-the-scenes insights and content that brings Formula 1 to life. We are very excited about the future of the partnership and the journey of Formula 1.”

The new agreement, coming amid an exciting 2022 season that has broken records with millions of new viewers, builds on the success of SkySports F1 since the launch of the channel in 2012.

Stephen van Rooyen, Executive Vice President and CEO of Sky UK and Europe, said: “Every race. Every moment. Every twist and turn. All live on Sky for years to come!

“Formula 1 continues to break records on Sky, with millions of viewers than ever in our markets, fueled 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 on one of the most exciting sports on the planet.”

Take a look at the most exciting duels between Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen this season in their hunt for the world title.

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Take a look at the most exciting duels between Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen this season in their hunt for the world title.

Take a look at the most exciting duels between Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen this season in their hunt for the world title.

Since Formula 1 first aired 10 years ago, Sky Sports has provided viewers with comprehensive coverage of the sport unparalleled in television history. Earlier this year, Sky Sports and F1 were awarded a BAFTA for their coverage of the dramatic 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Sky Sports F1 will continue to be the only dedicated channel to cover motorsport in each of Sky’s markets and the channel’s premium commentary will continue to be available in over 80 markets. As part of this deal, Formula 2, Formula 3 and the Porsche Super Cup will continue to be shown on Sky Sports F1.

Through the partnership, Sky’s platforms are helping Formula 1 reach new audiences with its coverage, with more women tuning in this season than ever before and audiences in most Sky markets being younger than previous seasons.

The 2022 season has already broken viewership records, with an average viewership of 1.7 million, a 60 per cent increase since the exclusive UK deal began in 2019, with 4.3 million new viewers on Sky Sports F1.

Five of the all-time most-watched races in Sky Sports’ F1 history took place this year.


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