Formula 1 has entered into a multi-year deal with Qatar’s state-owned broadcaster beIN Sports to cover 10 territories in Asia.
The agreement, effective from 2023 through 2025, will cover Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, Timor-Leste, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and the Philippines.
beIN Sports will have exclusive rights to broadcast practice, qualifying and the races of all 23 grands prix in 2023.
Qatar is set to ramp up its involvement in Formula 1 this year with state-owned airline Qatar Airways expected to replace Emirates as one of the championship’s global partners.
Qatar’s grand prix, which debuted in 2021, will return at Losail in October to start a 10-year deal.
“We are extremely excited to add Formula 1 as we continue to invest in strengthening our ever-expanding line-up of sports content for our viewers,” said beIN Asia Pacific Managing Director Mike Kerr.
“With the rapid growth Formula 1 has experienced in recent years, we look forward to working alongside Formula 1 to broaden its fan base in our markets by bringing an unparalleled viewing experience across all screens.”