Formula One has extended its broadcast deal in Canada with Bell Media’s TSN and RDS through the end of the 2024 season.
TSN and RDS will continue English- and French-language broadcasts of all F1 races, as well as qualifying and practice sessions and encore presentations.
As part of the new agreement, TSN and RDS subscribers will gain access to a variety of F1 live feeds available through the networks’ digital platforms, including select onboard cameras, pit lane channel, driver tracker, and a timing channel.
TSN and RDS have aired F1 coverage in Canada since 1992 and 1994, respectively.
Formula One Management, the commercial rights-holder of the F1 championship, last month agreed a new deal with Sky Deutschland for pay-television rights a year after being unable to do so for the 2018 season.
In January, F1 announced it had experienced a drop-off of 19.2 million unique television viewers during the 2019 season.
Overall unique viewing numbers last year stood at 471m globally, which represents a decrease of 3.9 per cent. The drop was reflective of increasing pay-television exclusivity in some markets, including the UK, where Sky now broadcasts all but one race exclusively.