Formula 1 has extended its exclusive live agreement with Sky Sports F1 in the United Kingdom and Ireland through the 2029 season.
Sky Sports F1 took over rights to broadcast Formula 1 in the territories in 2012 and its current agreement ran through 2024.
On Friday an extension of the deal, through the 2029 season, was announced by the parties.
Sky Germany and Italy will retain rights through 2027 with greater exclusivity, Formula 1 also announced.
Formula 2, Formula 3 and Porsche Supercup will continue to be shown by the broadcaster.
“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,” said F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali.
“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.”
That’s a shame. Hope they at least dump all of the broadcasters and start fresh. Crofty in particular is such an unbearable blowhard that I have to watch most races on mute. Autist Ted Kravitz is also extremely annoying.
I wish F1 would dump their own broadcasts and just use Sky for coverage in the US. It’s available on ESPN but that costs $70/month !! including lots of sports that I care nothing about. I miss Sky.