UK to lose live free-to-air F1 coverage in 2019 with new Sky deal | 2016 F1 season

Posted on Mar 23, 2016

Live free-to-air coverage of Formula One in the UK will almost completely end in 2019 as Sky has announced a new deal to broadcast the sport exclusively.

The British Grand Prix will continue to be shown live on a free-to-air channel, a Sky spokesperson told F1 Fanatic, along with highlights of the races and qualifying sessions from the other rounds.

Sky, which first broadcast F1 in 2012, has signed a new deal running up to 2024.

The news signals Channel 4?s three-year deal as broadcaster, announced at the end of last year, will not be extended.

Sky will also begin broadcasting F1 in Ultra High Definition from next year.

This article will be updated.

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