Formula 1 does not plan to increase free-to-air television coverage of races this year despite the first rounds of its delayed season being closed to spectators.
However following the confirmation of its first eight races this year, F1 indicated it will not make any changes to its pay-TV and free-to-air arrangements.
“F1 has existing contracts in place for broadcast and it is right we honour those commitments with our long-term partners,” said the sport in a statement on its official website.
In the UK, free-to-air broadcaster Channel 4 has the live broadcast rights to the British Grand Prix, which has been postponed to August 2nd. F1 indicated the second race to be held at Silverstone this year, the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix on August 9th, will remain exclusive to Sky along with other races.
“Silverstone will host two events, with one of those events available live as free-to-air (FTA) within the UK,” it stated. “Each market situation is different and has comprehensive highlight packages to complement the live broadcast of the races.”
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