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BBC, Sky partner for Formula 1 rights

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MUMBAI: BBC TV and Sky Sports in the UK have been awarded the live rights to Formula 1 between 2012 and 2018.

The move will bring increased choice, innovation and breadth of coverage to UK and Irish motor racing fans.

The two UK sports broadcasters will offer fans live High Definition coverage of every race of the season.

The broadcasting partnership will include all races, qualifying and practice sessions live on Sky Sports across TV, online and mobile and tablet devices.

Half the races and qualifying sessions remain live on BBC TV, online and mobile including key races such at the British Grand Prix, Monaco Grand Prix and the final race of the season.

There will be BBC highlights on TV, Online and Mobile, of all races and qualifying sessions that BBC is not covering live.Build up coverage of each Grand Prix on BBC News, Sky Sports News and Sky News.

Multi-platform coverage including red button, bbc.co.uk/sport and skysports.com

The audiences brought by Sky and BBC will ensure Formula 1 reaches the widest possible audience.



BBC Radio Five and Sports Extra will continue to cover every race live. BBC Sport director Barbara Slater said, "We are absolutely delighted that F1 will remain on the BBC. The sport has never been more popular with TV audiences at a 10 year high and the BBC has always stated its commitment to the big national sporting moments. With this new deal not only have we delivered significant savings but we have also ensured that through our live and extended highlights coverage all the action continues to be available to licence fee payers."



Formula 1 will join the line-up of live sport on Sky Sports, which marked its 20th birthday in April. Subscribers can enjoy Barclays Premier League and Uefa Champions League football, England Test matches, three of golf's four Majors including the Masters from Augusta, international, European and domestic rugby union, Super League rugby and a host of other sports events.


http://www.indiantelevision.com/headlines/y2k11/july/july244.php
 

ajuravi

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Its loss to UK people who watch these events in Free Channels...are allowed to watch only 10 races...
 
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