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Sky Snaps Up Exclusive F1 Rights 2019 to 2024

Sky has won exclusive rights to show Formula One racing from 2019, the first time that the vast majority of races will only be available to pay-TV subscribers. Sky already broadcasts all 21 grands prix live, but Channel 4 also has rights to show 10 races a year after striking a three-year deal thought to be worth as much as GBP35m a year. Channel 4 had picked up the rights after the BBC exited its own deal with the sport’s governing body early due to budget cuts. The new Sky deal runs until 2024.

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