Chris Soulsby  |    |   1  |  13 November 2018

BBC to broadcast Formula E live for 2018/19 season

For the first time in its short four year history, the ABB FIA Formula E Championship will be broadcast live on the BBC for the 2018/19 season.

With the next generation of the all-electric single seater series set to commence on December 15 with the inaugural Ad Diriyah E-Prix in Saudi Arabia, all Formula E races will be aired live across the British broadcaster, available to watch on the BBC Sport website, BBC iPlayer and BBC red button.

Alongside coverage on online and digital platforms, Formula E will also be aired live on BBC network television for the new season. 

"The ABB FIA Formula E Championship will continue to be broadcast to the masses and across a variety of platforms in the UK," said Ali Russell, Media & Business Development Director at Formula E.

"It’s imperative that Formula E remained on a free-to-air network in such an important territory and key market for motorsport. What better place to showcase some of the best and most competitive racing than on the BBC.

"We’re fully-charged and ready for the new season on the streets of the most recognisable cities - and this year promises to be more intense and unpredictable than ever.”

The BBC previously broadcast Formula 1 from 2009-2015, only showing a select number of races live from the 2012 season before ending their television contract, allowing Channel 4 to take over broadcasting rights. 

Barbara Slater, Director of BBC Sport, added: “It’s great news that live motorsport is returning to our screens at the BBC.

"I’ve no doubt the upcoming season will bring with it some exciting wheel-to-wheel moments and we can’t wait for it to begin.”

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