Sky has today announced a new multi-year extension of its broadcast partnership with Formula 1. Sky will continue to be the only place to watch every F1 race in the UK and Ireland until 2029.
It follows an increase in popularity for the Sky’s coverage of the sport. Four out of the five of the most watched races ever in Sky Sports F1 history took place this year. Sky Sports F1 first launched in 2012.
From 2023, Sky promises to offer Sky Sports F1 viewers “more innovative award-winning coverage and analysis” with Martin Brundle, Jenson Button, Natalie Pinkham and Simon Lazenby. Fans will be able to take control of how they follow all the action through an improved multi-screen and second-screen option, tracking their favourite driver’s position on the circuit or selecting a driver’s on-board camera.
Elsewhere, Sky Germany and Sky Italy have secured ongoing F1 rights until 2027.
Sky Sports F1 will continue to be the only dedicated channel to broadcast motorsport in each country where Sky operates. As part of this deal, Formula 2, 3 and Porsche Super Cup will continue to be shown on Sky Sports F1. Meanwhile, Sky’s coverage of F1 will be shown in over 80 countries around the world.
Each race will be available in UHD on Sky Q and Sky Glass/Sky Stream.
Stephen van Rooyen, Executive Vice President & CEO, Sky UK & Europe, said:
“Every race. Every moment. Every twist and turn. All exclusively live on Sky for years to come! 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.”
Stefano Domenicali, President & CEO of Formula 1, commented:
“We are incredibly proud of our long-term partnership with Sky, and we are delighted to announce that we will continue working together until 2029, a very important commitment from Sky. Since the beginning of our relationship in 2012 we have both strived to bring the excitement, emotion, and drama of Formula 1 to our traditional fans while engaging new and more diverse audiences. Formula 1 has seen huge growth in recent years, and I can’t think of a better partner to continue to reach our fans with dedicated, expert and in-depth coverage. Sky not only brings fans live coverage but a range of behind-the-scenes access and content that brings F1 to life. We are hugely excited about the future of the partnership and the journey of Formula 1.”