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Formula One’s media rights value in Austria has rebounded in the latest deal – with commercial broadcaster ServusTV for the 2021-23 cycle – following sharp declines in the previous two rights cycles.

Liberty Media’s major investment into Formula One’s digital media operations has demonstrated its value during sport’s global lockdown, believes Frank Arthofer, the series’ global head of digital media and licensing.

After several cycles of decline, the value of Formula One rights in Germany has more than doubled in pay-television broadcaster Sky Deutschland’s exclusive deal for the 2021-24 cycle.

Pay-television broadcaster SuperSport kept its Formula One rights fee steady in its latest renewal covering sub-Saharan Africa. But it has lost some exclusivity in the region with the launch of Formula One’s premium OTT service F1 TV Pro.

Italian pay-television operator Sky Italia has extended its deal for exclusive rights to the FIA Formula One World Championship. The deal was agreed with Formula One Management, the Formula One Group subsidiary that handles the commercial rights to the series.

Formula One has agreed a deal with YouTube that will allow the Google-owned platform to live stream the Eifel Grand Prix in Germany for free in seven countries in Europe

Spanish telco Telefónica will have to make its premium sports channels available to competitors for three more years after Spain’s competition watchdog extended the requirement until at least 2023.

Gazprom Media-owned Match TV has renewed its Formula 1 broadcast rights in Russia, but has lost exclusivity as the premium version of F1TV, the series’ OTT platform, is set for launch in the country i…

The Covid-19 pandemic and the need to operate Formula 1 races behind closed doors have sped up the motorsport’s transition to remote television production according to F1's head of commercial partnerships, Z…

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Formula One Management, the commercial rights-holder of Formula One, has rounded out a successful North American rights cycle by increasing its fees in Canada by roughly a fifth, while also earning a healthy rights fee in the US.

Formula One is the latest rights-holder to benefit from Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group's acquisitions strategy, as a new deal boosts the value of its rights across the Nordics almost 50 per cent.

French pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus and Formula One Management activated an option to extend their F1 rights agreement by two years, to the end of 2022, SportBusiness Media understands.

In the latest interactive monthly data report, SportBusiness Media analyses the media-rights landscape in the Middle East and Africa.

UK commercial broadcaster Channel 4’s recent Formula One sublicensing renewal with pay-television broadcaster Sky extends their relationship for another three years, until the end of 2022, with the deal value unchanged, SportBusiness Media understands.

In the latest interactive monthly data report, SportBusiness Media analyses the media-rights landscape in Latin America.

In the latest interactive monthly data report, SportBusiness Media analyses the media-rights landscape in Latin America.

In the latest interactive monthly data report, SportBusiness Media analyses the media-rights landscape of motorsport.

In the latest interactive monthly data report, SportBusiness Media analyses the media-rights landscape of motorsport.

Greek public-service broadcaster ERT will recoup almost a quarter of its investment on the first two years of its deal for Formula One motor racing championship rights in a ‘cash plus content’ sublicensing agreement with pay-television broadcaster Cosmote.

Pay-television broadcaster Sky Deutschland has brought back the Formula One motor racing championship to its platform in Germany, Austria and Switzerland after a one-year absence that caused a customer…

Formula One rights in Greece will remain with incumbent rights-holders ERT and Cosmote in the next cycle, after a brief period of negotiation with local rights-broker, the Asset Ogilvy advertising agency

Formula One last week finalised a complex deal with Dutch telco Ziggo that could increase the value of the motor racing series by over 230 per cent from 2019

The battle between Sport TV and Eleven Sports in Portugal has pushed prices up at a perfect time for the Premier League, Formula One Management and Bundesliga International

Greek public-service broadcaster ERT has renewed rights to the Greek Basket League for a further two seasons and is set to pick up rights to a host of other domestic sports leagues

MTV3 will pay about 20 per cent more for Formula One media rights in Finland in a renewed deal, TV Sports Markets understands.

Formula One has told TV Sports Markets its OTT subscription platform, F1 TV, will not have short-term subscriber targets as it looks to build a durable digital presence.

Saran Media has renewed its Formula One rights in Turkey for the next three years, from 2018 to 2020, in a deal thought to have remained roughly flat on the previous cycle

Interview with Frank Arthofer, Formula One’s director of digital, licensing and new business, about the forthcoming launch of F1 TV Pro and F1 TV Access, the championship’s own OTT services.