BBC renews Formula E rights in UK

UK public broadcaster the BBC has renewed its rights to the electric car racing series Formula E for the 2019-20 season.

It will again stream every race live on its OTT service, BBC iPlayer and on the BBC Sport website as well as show selected races on its Red Button overflow channel.

The broadcaster will cover two races live on its linear terrestrial channels: the Marrakesh E-Prix in Morocco on February 29 and Rome E-Prix on April 4.

Last season, it held linear rights to only one race, with the BBC selecting the Hong Kong E-Prix, which took place in March.

Jerome Hiquet, chief marketing officer at Formula E, said: “We want the ABB FIA Formula E Championship to be accessible to the widest possible audience.”

The BBC will share UK coverage of the 2019-20 season with pay-television Eurosport and digital terrestrial broadcaster Quest, which are both owned by US media-giant Discovery.

Eurosport holds pan-European rights to the property for 2017-18 to 2019-20.