Sky has today revealed that they have signed an exclusive deal to broadcast Formula 1.
This exclusive deal will allow Sky to broadcast the races from Formula 1 on Sky Sports from 2019 to 2024, and that will be exclusive to them in the UK.
Formula 1 broadcasts were previously split between the BBC and ITV, however, the BBC did pull out of the deal last year, so Sky will also be showing 21 of this year’s racing on the Sky Sports channel.
Sky explains more about their new deal:
Sky Sports F1® will continue to be the only place to watch each Grand Prix weekend live for the next three seasons in the UK, with 21 races live in 2016 beginning with the 2016 FORMULA 1 ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX last weekend.
The new agreement builds on the success of Sky Sports F1® since the launch of the award-winning channel in 2012. More than 13 million viewers have already enjoyed its live coverage with many more following F1® racing across Sky Sports’ digital outlets.
You can read more about their exclusive Formula 1 deal at the source link.