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.
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.
Formula One CEO Bernie Ecclestone said: “I am delighted that we will continue to work together. Sky’s commitment to the sport and standard of coverage is second to none.”
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