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BT the latest UK broadcaster to show Formula E

UK pay-television broadcaster BT Sport has announced that it will broadcast live races, qualifying sessions and highlights from the 2018-19 Formula E season.

The rights are non-exclusive as Formula E has deals in place in the UK with public-service broadcaster the BBC and commercial channel Quest.

Quest is owned by US media group Discovery Communications, which also owns sports broadcaster Eurosport. Eurosport acquired media-rights for Formula E across Europe in a three-season deal, from 2017-18 to 2019-20.

Formula E adds to BT Sport’s racing portfolio. Earlier this year, BT renewed its exclusive MotoGP media rights in the UK and Ireland. It also holds rights to the World Rally Championship.