Formula One has decided to extend its current broadcasting deal with the French pay-TV broadcaster Canal+ until 2024. The agreement first commenced back in 2013 and the extended partnership will help the broadcaster air every Grand Prix, qualifying, and practice session live.
Canal+ has also decided to stream a post-race debrief, analysis, and magazine show following each Grand Prix weekend.
As part of the extended deal, the channel will stream four free-to-air sessions live each season, which includes qualifying and the race at the French Grand Prix and the event highlights will also be shown free-to-air for the period of the partnership, as per Formula One’s announcement.
It has also been agreed that Canal+ will show live coverage of every Formula Two and Formula Three session.
“We are delighted to announce an extension of our partnership with Canal+, who consistently produce Formula One coverage of the highest quality,” said Ian Holmes, director of media rights at Formula One.
“Canal+ is world-renowned for the excellence of their output, and we are thrilled to be expanding our relationship with them.“
“France is one of Formula One’s largest markets and is a nation rich in the history of the sport. As we prepare to enter an exciting new era, we look forward to continuing our partnership together and ensuring our fans can continue to enjoy outstanding coverage of the sport.”