Formula 1 has announced the formation of a new deal between Movistar+ and DAZN, which will see the sport broadcast on the DAZN F1 channel in Spain on a three-year-deal.
From March 1, customers of Movistar+ and DAZN will have access to the DAZN F1 channel, after the streaming service acquired rights to broadcast F1.
Movistar+ recently renewed its F1 broadcast rights until the end of 2023, having showcased F1 since 2014, becoming the first platform in Spain to offer a dedicated, 24/7 F1 channel.
DAZN F1 will include a main UHD channel, as well as four multichannel signals. Included in its team of experts will be Antonio Lobato and former grand prix driver Pedro De La Rosa.
Spain will have two drivers present on the grid in 2021, as Carlos Sainz makes the switch from McLaren to Ferrari, while two-time World Champion Fernando Alonso returns after a two-year absence.
“This is an exciting time for Spanish sports fans with the return of Fernando Alonso, Carlos Sainz driving for Ferrari and the Spanish Grand Prix in May,” said F1’s director of media rights, Ian Holmes.
“This agreement will ensure more fans in Spain can access excellent coverage of every race and also support our goal to reach new fans in new and traditional markets.
“With Formula 1 now being available to DAZN customers, as well as on Movistar+, plus an already secured Free to Air package of rights, we have a strong capability to reach new audiences and grow the sport further in Spain.”
The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, the home of the Spanish Grand Prix, recently confirmed it had secured a contract with F1 to host a race again in 2021, having being subject to agreement on the provisional calendar.
Its current contract sees it only on this year’s schedule, however circuit officials have indicated that they are interested in talks that will see it pinned on a long-term deal.