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List of countries where F1 TV Pro will be available confirmed

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F1 TV to launch in 40 countries but VPN access will be blocked
Formula One Management has confirmed which countries will be able to receive F1 TV Pro, its new live race streaming service, when it is launched.

F1 TV Pro will allow fans to watch the races live via the world feed or any of the 20 drivers’ onboard cameras plus other streams. It will include coverage of all F1 races plus practice sessions and qualifying, and support races including Formula Two, GP3 and the Porsche Supercup.

Another product, F1 TV Access, will be available to a larger number of countries. This product will not include live race streaming but will feature never-before-seen footage from past races, live race timing and video highlights from the race weekend.

List of countries where F1 TV Pro will be available at launch

Argentina
Anguilla
Antigua And Barbuda
Aruba
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Barbados
Belgium
Bosnia
British Virgin Islands
Bulgaria
Caribbean Netherlands
Cayman Islands
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Croatia
Curacao
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
France
Germany
Grenada
Guadeloupe
Guatemala
Haiti
Honduras
Hungary
Jamaica
Martinique
Mexico
Monaco
Montserrat
Nicaragua
Paraguay
Peru
Poland
Romania
Saint Barthelemy
Saint Kitts
Saint Lucia
Saint Martin
Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
Serbia
Sint Maarten
Slovenia
South Tyrol
Switzerland
Trinidad And Tobago
Turkey
Turks And Caicos Islands
Ukraine
United States Virgin Islands
Uruguay
USA
Venezuela

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  • 96 comments on “List of countries where F1 TV Pro will be available confirmed”

    1. Quite the impressive list of countries there. Germany, France, and USA the standouts. With Sweden’s current pay-to-watch premium deal about to expire at the end of 2018, I’m hoping we will join this system for the 2019 season!

      1. Most impressive is the country of South Tyrol :p

        1. Not available in Italy, but it is in South Tyrol 😂

          1. So, as an italian, if I will move within South Tyrol area (which is a region of Italy and not a country) I will be able to watch F1 TV Pro…I’m really curious to know how they will manage it differently from Italy, since data networks are the same to my knowledge…

      2. There’s a common market in the EU. It’s illegal to not sell something to me in the UK just because of that fact if it’s on sale elsewhere in the EU.
        This should be fun…

        1. Except for Intelectual property :(

          I live i Croatia and streaming services have less channels than rest of Europe.

          EU Commison have 2 years to analyze if this pracitice will remain legal or not :(

      3. Bruno von Niman
        12th March 2019, 11:16

        Hej Christopher,
        It’s already available in Sweden in 2019! Costa around 1.000 SEK or €110ish.

      4. Malaysia no access…. Oh no

    2. Hey @keithcollantine ,you are really quick in uploading articles ;)
      No UK, no Italy, no Holland, no Greece, no Brazil, no Australia …
      Big F1 Audiences wont get the platform for 2018, but hopefully this will change for 2019…

      1. Nick (@theawesomefish)
        28th February 2018, 16:27

        I highly doubt the UK will get access to the OTT service until 2025, Sky will almost certainly put the kibosh on that while their exclusive contract is still in operation.

        Cheers for that last punch to the collective gut, Bernie.

        1. They might(-will) find some kind of a solution, coz the audience in Britain is really high & Sky numbers are extremely low…

      2. I would ditch CosmoteTV (payTV) in a blink of an eye if Greece was in the list.. Coverage sucks.. You get to see every session live but that’s about it..

        1. Ι have to stick with ERT which is the definition of horrendous coverage…F1 TV Pro wouls solve our issue,but we will have to wait….

      3. @miltosgreekfan – In Australia alone, I think its because of the FOX Sports deal with Ten that was rushed in late last year, till the end of the 2022 season. Just my thoughts why its not available into Australia.

    3. Aruba
      Jamaica
      Bahamas
      Martinique

      FOM confirmed for Beach Boys fans.

      1. This is where Bernie will be spending his retirement….haven’t you heard!? ;)

      2. Cocomo, but not Canada…

    4. Curacao

      Sint Maarten

      well…..the Netherlands gets F1 TV Pro then

      South Tyrol

      Apparently the FOM is part of a movement trying to get South Tyrol to return to Austria :p

      1. Half of those countries if not more are islands in the Carribean, some are actually the same island divided in to two.

        Usa is the major audience here. The rest amount to maybe a third of USA by itself? Take out France and Ukraine, it is small fry.

    5. 5m subscribers from this list of countries? Now that is optimism.

      1. There are 325 million people in America, so they could probably get 5 million people just from there!

        1. i doubt it. they may get 325 total in the usa

      2. @hahostolze USA, France, Germany, Mexico – I wouldn’t say it’s overly optimistic at all. That’s over half a billion people in those countries alone.

        1. I for one an very interested, living in Germany. Only minus is when I am in NL, I’ll have to now make a VPN connection from Berlin to our Dutch business, instead of the other way for to access work stuff!

          1. VPN works both ways. That’s not a problem.
            Just ask the techies to change were to access the www from your VPN.
            Or set up a VPN to your homebase in Germany (and invite some friends to share the costs).

          2. @bosyber From 20 March 2018, the regulations in the EU will change. If you travel to another EU country (e.g. for holidays or a business trip), streaming services can no longer block you from accessing the content you subscribe to in your own country. This is only for temporary travel – if you move to another country, you will have to subscribe for content available in your new home country. Not sure how temporary is defined, but you should definitely not have any issues when travelling between NL and GER.

          3. Hm,and then I read German RTL are doing German commentary,and some enthusiasm evaporated. I sure hope we can choose our language,I’d prefer English,if only due to that bit of knowledge!

      3. 5m subscribers might be an easy task, depending on the pricing.

        Don’t be so negative about everything.

        1. To be fair if Kubica would get a drive at Williams they would get 5m from Poland alone.

    6. Making a list, checking it twice, F1 TV is pretty nice…

      After streaming F1 illegally for now 7 years… (Lack of local coverage, and when we had it incompetent sole comentator) I can finally do it legally.

      I hope commentary is good.

      But let me repeat, watching onboard entire race from view of one of my many favorite drivers for 12€ per month just seems totally worth it.

      I hope this service gets like 1.000.000 subscribers in the first year. Or atleast some very high number, to stick it to the Pay Wall.

      1. @jureo “to stick it to the paywall”? How is this different than a paywall?

        1. It’s still a paywall, but one that the owner is interested in actively promoting & doing well, rather than being an after-thought on a service whose price keeps rising skywards to fund it’s obsession with overpaying for foot-to-ball games.

          1. Exactlly. Its a service worth buying. 12 bucks of your currency for commercial free racing woohoo!

    7. Slovenia, wow! Given that we don’t even have a coverage… wait, hmm. This is on the computer? And… free or not?

      1. Yes, computer at first with Apple and Android apps on the way. It suppose to cost between 8-12 $ a month.

    8. So, two most popular countries – India and China are skipped
      Two countries that provide 9 of the 10 F1 teams – UK and Italy are skipped.

      What sort of a thinking is this?

      1. I’m pretty sure that Liberty has done their research and realised that India is the fasting growing mobile OTT market in the world. Guessing their research has indicated that we are the country with the 2nd highest number of smartphone users in the world. Pretty sure they remember that we also have a team named Force India currently on the grid.

        I’m guessing it’s regarding the commercial arrangements with current broadcasters that needs to be settled in the UK, Italy and India.

        1. I did have an attitude of indifference to this as I’d be able to continue watching F1 on the free-to-air, but I realized Star Sports broadcasts Channel 4’s content. I’m screwed :x

          1. Also if there are mutliple football matches on air at the sametime as F1 then, F1 broadcast is culled and there are no repeat telecasts except for US, Mexico and Canadian GP which are at mid night times for us. Also its not free to air, Star sports are paid channels.

          2. @pratyushp276

            I actually watch it on hotstar. I’m constantly confused about which star sports channel they broadcast it on. As Chaitanya mentioned it takes a back seat to football on many occasions. I also get fed up with the worst possible timing of ads on Star Sports.

            1. The ads actually come at regular intervals–once in 7 laps (approx). And its mostly one or two ads (one for liquor and one for a bike)that keep repeating over and over again !! This can be taken as a marker for the interest F1 has in India.
              F1 is taking the safe route by not indulging into the premium model right away. There is a genuine lack of interest–unless someone like Arjun Maini makes it big, i don’t see people will show any sort to willingness to sign up. For all we know, even that may not be enough (eg: WWE)
              F1 had more fans in India during the Schumacher era but they barely knew anyone outside the top 6 + Narain Karthikeyan. Very little was done to promote F1 as a sport post his first retirement.

            2. @todfod Forgot to tag

      2. They already have exclusivity contract with local tv broadcasters

      3. Have you ever heard of exclusive tv/streaming rights? Apparently not.

        For example Sky has exclusive rights in UK. In the end, FOM is the one other party who signed the contract, but that was before this service. They need to live with the contract or try to re-negotiate the contract.

      4. Given that Star TV already offers OTT via Hotstar (though it is purely the practice sessions, qualifying and the race, no other extras), it wouldn’t have been as straightforward for Liberty to come to an arrangement in this short time.

        Do this – the Formula 1 site had an article announcing F1 TV. At the bottom, you can register interest, by giving your email ID and country. Do that, so FOM see there’s enough interest in it from India.

        1. Thanks for the tip of registering interest. Will do that.

          1. @todfod ,India was not listed in 40 country list :( i have opted for ‘register interest’. Hope in India the subscription will be available

    9. Ukraine is included in the list. Hooray! No need to wait for torrents or search for low-quality broadcasts with 2 minute lag.

    10. > United States Virgin Islands

      Is that United States AND Virgin Islands, or just Virgin Islands?

      1. Both (USA is listed separately).

        1. yes, but improperly written… should be all caps

    11. Michael Brown (@)
      28th February 2018, 18:09

      Please give Canada F1 TV Pro. Lance Stroll can pay for it.

      1. One more reason to despise Bell. If we’re not getting anything in Canada it’s because of the existing contracts with TSN and RDS, that are owned by Bell.

      2. The current TSN/RDS deal was only signed until the end of 2019. Given that TSN seem to do little in way of online coverage, hopefully F1 can wrestle back those rights from them after that time. Also a shame since it seems without the full F1 TV pro, GP3 and F2 won’t be available, and those don’t get shown here in Canada anyway… *sigh*

    12. I think that the possibility of a service like this coming on line is one of the main reasons that we lost NBC as our F1 provider here in the US. I wasn’t all that excited with the prospect of ESPN simply airing (along with scads of ill-timed commercials) the SKY broadcast, and now it appears there will be a much better, commercial free, and reasonably priced option. I assume it will still be the SKY broadcast?

    13. Yayyyy! ARGENTINA! But not Spain and I plan on moving there…

      1. No more Tornello fir THIS guy! 🤘🤘🤘🤘

        1. i consider ourselves lucky that we have Tornello back instead of that spanish lady of Canal F1.

          1. i didn’t care a lot for her (even though, she has WAY more knowledge in modern F1 than Puente o Tornello), but having her, and not the dinosaur Tornello with all his ignorance, is a small price to pay…

    14. No Indonesia, Malaysia & Singapore! That was stupidly disregarded 300 million people there.

      1. No India and China either…. Good move to skip 40% of the planet

        1. Must be existing commercial agreements in place, or they are still sorting out the agreements.

          It will come.

          In Australia I will have to wait until the Fox deal expires at the end of 2022 :(

        2. I don´t think they skip these countries just to annoy people there ;)

    15. Interesting Japan is not on that list as well.

    16. Very happy Croatia is on the list! Since in Croatia to watch F1 you have to have a certain internet provider + their basic IPTV package + Sport package!

    17. Hello @keithcollantine. I signed up to go ad free and help you fund the site. Not a big deal because I did it to help sponsor the site rather than get rid of ads…but I AM still seeing ads LOL

      I logged out and logged back in but no luck…maybe it takes a while to update in your database???

      Thanks,
      Dave

      1. Nevermind! I just had to be patient for a few minutes and I got the email confirmation and it all started working great! Thanks!

        😎

    18. Illegal streaming will continue for Canada then. Thanks Bell.

    19. Colombia, yippee, having paid an annual subscription to a satellite provider who provided nothing, this comes as a very pleasant surprise.

    20. I had asked for this for ages. Like so many I had been scavenging illegal streams for over a decade to escape poor, commercial-riddled coverage. At a great price point, I am beyond thrilled to be offered Stateside access.

      Now to be greedy, I’ll pay extra for access to the back catalogue. Even if it is just selected 5, 10 or 20 year anniversary seasons, because then I’ll be back year over year. Let’s have ProPlus!

    21. Can somebody please explain to me why none of the commonwealth/UK influenced areas can have this program? I am rather naive on the matter of TV rights…

      1. Existing commmercial deals. Thank Bernie.

    22. No India, Singapore,Australia, Brazil,Indonesia…..what the hell is wrong with this panel of stupid heads??

    23. So in future can I hope to get this service in India? Will the other countries be covered in future?

    24. so, can’t Indians watch live races on F1 TV??

    25. No China apparently, guess I’ll just use F1 TV Access…

    26. *sigh* knew I shouldn’t get my hopes up, as usual we end up paying way more for way less. Was looking forward to being able to watch F2 and GP3 again (which is no longer broadcast on the service I have to pay 7 times more per month for)

    27. I think I’m gonna keep watching on my big screen TV and put my laptop next to me to see a driver’s POV.

    28. Looks like I’m going to have to get creative with networks to access the feed from one of those listed countries.

    29. I know they’ve said they will honour the Sky contract in the UK (up to the 2024 season!) but I sincerely hope they’re looking at ways to get out of that or agree with Sky that they can run their streaming service here at the same time. Maybe a partial rebate to Sky for the large sum they would have paid for the contract.. just something. I wonder how profitable the F1 really is for Sky overall given their viewership is pretty small.

      I can’t believe we finally get a great sounding adfordable streaming service, modern, customisable etc, but F1 viewers in the home of F1 won’t get access but instead have to pay exorbitant amounts to get Sky coverage.

      Grr!

    30. Omg love this, Dominican republic!!! Yesssss, Grazie Ragazzi!!

    31. Excited and very much surprised…

    32. I hope they include the netherlands soon, i hate the dutch commentary.

    33. so is there a link where you sign up before Melbourne? trying not to watch ESPN ruin the Sky feed with a gazillion commercials

      1. Exactly. I only need to know two things – who do I send my money to and how can I watch it on my TV.

    34. In Estonia (and Latvia and Lithuania) we just found out that Viasat, who has broadcasted F1 will not do so in 2018. Sad thing to see is that Estonia is not in the country list either so there’s NO official way to watch F1. I wonder how that happened or will Liberty add Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to the list before Friday…

      No broadcaster and no access to the new F1 TV Pro…

      1. Viasat Motor will broadcast races ;)

        1. Well, this didn’t age well. Only broadcaster in 2018 is German RTL: no HD, but tons of commercials. Hope it’ll change in 2019.

    35. I am actually impressed, Romania is in the list. Well… goodbye retarded Romanian commentators, welcome Sky (legal) feed.

    36. A bloody big joke.
      First Fox buys out free to air in Australia,
      and now there is a streaming service Australia
      is excluded from that too.
      The Australian GP will be the last we in Australia
      till 2019 when we get the same chicken feed again
      Australia will give F1 the Big Flick as the ordinary F1 fan
      is not going to pay Fox’s exorbitant prices to watch it.

      1. As an Aussie I’m getting sick of getting screwed over. Little wonder interest in F1 is dying here. Same with every sport Fox is locking up behind their overpriced paywall.

    37. In the Uk Sky F1 channel is £18 month. I am not paying that much for it. Sky’s F1 channel was originaly released as a FREE channel for anyone who took out the HD package.
      F1 TV not available in the UK because of Sky? Yet again Sky has screwed UK public over.
      As it stands I still love F1 but if it’s not on a free channel and live I will not be watching as I am not paying £18 a month for it on Sky.

    38. Looks like the Aussies will have to keep on using illegal streams.

    39. Why Lithuania are not in the list?

    40. Anyone figured a way around the payment card geotagging? Not having any joy searching on google.

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