Channel 4 has renewed its partnership with Sky, which means that the British free-to-air public broadcast television network will continue to broadcast Formula One for the 2023 season as well.
While Sky will broadcast exclusive live coverage of all Practice and Qualifying sessions as well as the race on its channels, Channel 4 will air Formula One highlights of the Qualifying sessions and the races in the UK and Ireland.
Aside from airing the highlights, Channel 4’s partnership will also see it provide live coverage of the entire British Grand Prix weekend including the race as well.
Channel 4 has held the broadcast rights in the UK and Ireland since 2016.
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Alex Mahon, Channel 4’s Chief Executive, said:
“It’s fantastic news that motorsport fans will be able to follow all the action during the 2023 Formula 1 season on free-to-air television thanks to this latest deal with Sky. Our strong, long-standing relationship with our excellent partner Sky has delivered some fantastic moments for viewers.
“Last year’s thrilling Formula 1 season finale between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton, England’s dramatic win at the 2019 Cricket World Cup and Betfred Super League rugby have all been made available to British audiences on free to air television thanks to our close working relationship with Sky, and it’s great to see this continuing into 2023.“
Stephen van Rooyen, Executive Vice President & CEO, Sky UK & Europe, added:
“Our partnership with Channel 4 succeeds thanks to our shared values. We both support the UK’s cultural economy across TV & film production, journalism, and the arts, and of course we’ve shared some of the UK’s great sporting moments together over the last few years.“
The 2023 Formula One season will see a record-breaking 24 races, with the calendar heading to Las Vegas for the first time ever.