Formula 1 returns to Sky Deutschland on two-year deal

Formula 1 has agreed a two-year deal to broadcast the sport on Sky Deutschland.

Sky Deutschland will broadcast all Grand Prix weekend sessions live and without advertising interruptions across its various platforms in Germany, Austria and in German-speaking regions of Switzerland.

Sky Deutschland previously broadcast the championship until the end of 2017; it joins free-to-air station RTL and F1 TV as options for German viewers.

“It’s great to be working together again with Sky, helping them to enhance and elevate their broadcast offering of the sport,” said Ian Holmes, F1’s Director of Media Rights.

“The breath 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.”

Sky Deutschland chief Dr. Holger Enßlin added: “The complete Grand Prix weekends live, no advertising interruptions throughout the race and broadcasts in Ultra HD for Sky Q customers.

“With this great package we will once again offer the best coverage of Formula 1 on German television, starting with the new season.

“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.”