Formula 1 has been running exclusively on pay-TV channel Sky since 2021. RTL lost the rights to the premier class of motorsport after 30 years.

Four Formula 1 races have still run on RTL in the past two years. However, it is now unclear whether this will remain the case in the future. The decision has not been made yet.

Formula 1: who secures the four free TV races?

Sky holds the exclusive rights to Formula 1. The pay-TV broadcaster has been the sole rights holder since 2021. RTL lost the pinnacle of motorsport after 30 years, but was still able to show its viewers four races thanks to a sublicense.

Although Sky is the sole rights holder, it is obliged to show at least four races on free TV. Whether Sky takes on this task itself or sells it to another broadcaster is up to the pay-TV giant.

Sky is keeping a low profile

So far, RTL has been the logical partner. It has not yet been decided whether the Cologne broadcaster will continue to buy the F1 rights from Sky in the future. At the request of “Motorsport-Total.com” RTL explains: “We are very satisfied with the past season. We will comment on the future in due course.”

At the request of DER WESTEN, Sky also did not want to provide any information. “Details of the coming season will be communicated in good time,” said a Sky spokesman.

RTL is now showing NFL

In theory, all broadcasters that are able to show Formula 1 on free TV are eligible. There are no limits to the imagination. RTL would actually be the logical buyer for Formula 1, but the Cologne broadcaster recently caused a hammer with a rights purchase.


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Source: Derwesten

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