F1 »

Italy splits F1 TV deal

Italy goes to a new TV model for the 2013 F1 season
Italy is to follow the model in place for F1 coverage in the UK this season after it was announced that Sky Italia has secured the rightsh to to live coverage of the sport from next season.

The station, part of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp group, will show every race live with a second free-to-air broadcaster having live rights to around half of the races on the calendar.

The remainder will be shown with a time delay, in much the same way that UK viewers have a choice between watching every race live on the new Sky Sports F1 channel, with half of the 20 races being live on the BBC.

"We have worked with Sky Italia in the past and I have no doubts about their production standards," Bernie Ecclestone said. "We have a similar agreement in Britain that is working very well."

The free-to-air broadcaster has yet to be announced. F1 in Italy currently airs on state broadcaster RAI.



Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
25.03.2012- Race, Start of the race
25.03.2012- Race, Start of the race
25.03.2012- Race, Start of the race
28.05.2017 - Race, Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Mercedes AMG F1 W08
28.05.2017 - Race, Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1 VJM010
28.05.2017 - Race, Nico Hulkenberg (GER) Renault Sport F1 Team RS17 retires from the race
28.05.2017 - Race, Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1 VJM010
28.05.2017 - Race, Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W08
28.05.2017 - Race, Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB13, Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W08 and Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari SF70H
28.05.2017 - Race, Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W08
28.05.2017 - Race, Mika Hakkinen (FIN), ex F1 driver and Nikki Lauda (AU), Mercedes
28.05.2017 - Race, Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W08
28.05.2017 - Race, Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W08 leads Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL) McLaren MCL32
28.05.2017 - Race, Adriana Lima (BRA) Model and Carmen Jorda (ESP) Renault Sport Formula One Team Development Driver
28.05.2017 - Race, Eddy Merckx (BEL) and Alain Prost (FRA) Renault Sport F1 Team Special Advisor
28.05.2017 - Race, Alain Prost (FRA) Renault Sport F1 Team Special Advisor
28.05.2017 - Race, Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W08
28.05.2017 - Race, Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1 VJM010

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.


DJ - Unregistered

June 07, 2012 4:37 PM

Well even less viewers then.. Sky only managed 0.56m viewers for Monaco while the BBC had 4.16m down from 6.1m last year, which seems to be the pattern this year, So all the unpredictability on track has done nothing for viewing figures??



© 1999 - 2017 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.