Britain’s principal Formula 1 broadcasters, the SKY F1 and the BBC, have announced how they will share out live coverage of the 2015 Formula 1 season. Headlining this is an increase in the BBC‘s live broadcast offering, which increases to ten races for the forthcoming season.
As part of a shared services deal agreed at the start of 2012 when the BBC sold off its exclusive British broadcasting rights to the SKY pay-TV group, SKY will broadcast all Grand Prix sessions live, with half of the season being exclusively live. The BBC gets to broadcast live for half of the season, and deliver a one-hour highlights package later in the day.
For the 2015 season, SKY will have exclusive broadcasting rights to the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, the blue-ribband Monaco Grand Prix and Formula 1’s return to Mexico later in the year.
For Australian fans, Ten Sports will continue to hold exclusive live broadcasting of qualifying and each race. Commentary feed will be pulled from SKY.
2015 F1 British Broadcasting Breakdown:
|Date||Event||Who’s broadcasting live?|
|15 March||Australian Grand Prix||SKY|
|29 March||Malaysian Grand Prix||SKY / BBC|
|12 April||Chinese Grand Prix||SKY|
|19 April||Bahrain Grand Prix||SKY / BBC|
|10 May||Spanish Grand Prix||SKY|
|24 May||Monaco Grand Prix||SKY|
|07 June||Canadian Grand Prix||SKY / BBC|
|21 June||Austrian Grand Prix||SKY|
|05 July||British Grand Prix||SKY / BBC|
|19 July||German Grand Prix||SKY|
|26 July||Hungarian Grand Prix||SKY / BBC|
|23 August||Belgian Grand Prix||SKY / BBC|
|06 September||Italian Grand Prix||SKY|
|20 September||Singapore Grand Prix||SKY|
|27 September||Japanese Grand Prix||SKY / BBC|
|11 October||Russian Grand Prix||SKY / BBC|
|25 October||United States Grand Prix||SKY|
|01 November||Mexican Grand Prix||SKY|
|15 November||Brazilian Grand Prix||SKY / BBC|
|29 November||Abu Dhabi Grand Prix||SKY / BBC|
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