The premier motorsport competition, Formula 1 has announced the continuation of its partnership with the French public service broadcaster in Belgium, RTBF.
Following the development, RTBF will continue to provide coverage of F1 on its different platforms – Tipik, La Une, and Auvio, the digital platform for the upcoming four seasons.
Tipik and Auvio will be seen delivering the coverage of all races, practice sessions, and qualifying rounds, on the other side, certain main races will also get telecast on La Une.
Benoit Delhauteur, RTBF’s Head of Sports, commented, “F1 is precisely the sport with which we can reach all age groups and particularly younger audiences. What’s more, we’re finding that we’re watched on Auvio and Tipik by a more female audience than for our other sports broadcasts. Extending our contract with F1 means continuing to tell a story that fascinates a very large number of people in French-speaking Belgium.”
Michaella Snoeck, Formula 1’s Head of Media Rights, commented, “As F1 continues to grow and attract new audiences, we are delighted to extend the special relationship with our long-standing broadcast partner. We look forward to working with RTBF to further improve our broadcast offering and build a best-in-class viewing experience for fans in Belgium.”
Launched in 1930, RTBF is a public broadcaster that provides radio and television services to the French-speaking Community of Belgium, as well as Wallonia and Brussels. The broadcaster operates five television channels – La Une, Tipik, La Trois, Arte Belgique, and TipikVision together with several radio channels, La Première, RTBF Mix, VivaCité, Musiq’3, Classic 21, and Tipik.