FI returns to Sky Germany after one-year hiatus

Formula 1 has agreed a new two-year deal with Sky Deutschland that will see the German broadcaster show all F1 Grand Prix weekends live in Germany and Austria for seasons 2019 and 2020.

The move, which also includes German-language rights in Switzerland, follows a one-year hiatus that saw Sky Deutschland withdraw from Formula 1 stating that it wanted to concentrate on sports events that it could show exclusively.

Grand Prix action will now be made available live on Sky’s linear TV channels and via the streaming platform Sky Go.

Each race weekend will be shown without advertising interruptions with Sky Q users able to watch all 21 Formula 1 Grands Prix this season in Ultra HD on Sky Sport UHD.

Formula 1 director of media rights Ian Holmes said: “It’s great to be working together again with Sky, helping them to enhance and elevate their broadcast offering of the sport.

“The breadth of their coverage over the years has always impressed us and I am sure their subscribers will once again be looking forward to Sky’s comprehensive coverage of the sport.”

Dr. Holger Ensslin, managing director of Legal, Regulatory & Distribution at Sky Deutschland added: “By taking this step, we are listening to the wishes of many of our customers who missed our way of broadcasting Formula 1 last year.”

In addition to the Sky coverage, F1 viewers in Germany will also be able to watch Formula 1 free to air on RTL and also on the F1 TV OTT service.

The first F1 Grand Prix of the new season takes place in Melbourne on 17 March.


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