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Channel 4 to show F1 in 2019 after partnering with Sky

Another content partnership in the UK will allow commercial broadcaster Channel 4 to show live coverage of the Formula One British Grand Prix in 2019, along with highlights from all races that season.

Pay-television broadcaster Sky and Channel 4 currently both show Formula One, with Channel 4 broadcasting half of the races every year and Sky broadcasting all races: non-exclusive rights to the same races as Channel 4, and exclusive rights to the remaining races.

However from 2019, Sky will become the exclusive rights-holder of Formula One in the UK and Ireland after signing a six-year deal until 2024.

This isn’t the first partnership Sky has signed and is unlikely to be the last, with chief executive officer of Sky UK & ROI Stephen van Rooyen stating: “Today’s partnership is the start of a new era of collaboration between Sky, Channel 4 and, we hope, other British broadcasters.”

In December last year, Sky and rival pay-television broadcaster BT Sport agreed a multi-year deal that made channels available on each other’s platforms. Earlier this year, BT agreed a carriage partnership with Amazon.