Channel 4 will continue to broadcast Formula 1 on free-to-air TV in 2023 after agreeing a new deal with Sky Sports, the broadcaster confirmed today.
The free-to-air broadcaster will broadcast highlights from every qualifying session and race next season, as well as live coverage of the British Grand Prix weekend.
Relationships will continue to be created by Whisper. Motorsport Broadcasting understands that the new deal between Channel 4 and Sky only covers the 2023 season.
Channel 4 chief executive Alex Mahon said: “It is fantastic news that motorsport fans will be able to follow all the action of the 2023 Formula 1 season on free-to-air television thanks to the latest deal with Sky.”
“Our strong, long-standing relationship with our excellent partner Sky has provided viewers with fantastic moments.”
“Last year’s thrilling Formula 1 season finale between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton, England’s dramatic 2019 Cricket World Cup win and Betfred Super League rugby were brought to the UK public on free TV thanks to our close partnership with Sky and it’s great to see this continue in 2023”.
Stephen van Rooyen, executive vice president and general manager of Sky UK & Europe said: “Our partnership with Channel 4 is made possible by our shared values.”
“We both support the UK’s cultural economy through television and film production, journalism and the arts, and of course we’ve shared some of Britain’s great sporting moments together over the last few years.”
“Together with Channel 4, we look forward to giving UK racing fans all the twists and turns of the 2023 season.”
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