Formula One agrees rights deals in Europe and Asia

Global motorsport series renews with Saran Media, strikes agreement with AMI.

Formula One agrees rights deals in Europe and Asia

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Formula One has announced broadcast rights deals with the Advisers Media International (AMI) and Saran Media agencies, covering multiple markets in Europe and Asia.

The global motorsport series has agreed a three-year extension to its partnership with Saran Media, which will run from 2018 to 2020.

Under the terms of the deal, Formula One will be shown on the S Sport Channel in Turkey, which is carried on four of the country’s major pay-TV platforms, Digiturk, DSMART, Turkcell TV+ and Turk Telekom.

The agreement includes coverage of all sessions from Friday to Sunday, with live and delayed broadcast, as well as highlights, transmitted across all television, internet and mobile platforms.

The partnership will also include free-to-air coverage of all 21 Grands Prix of the 2018 season on AZ TV and Idman Azerbaijan channels in Azerbaijan. Formula One will maintain a number of digital rights both in

Turkey and Azerbaijan.

Meanwhile, the deal with AMI, which will also run for three years until 2020, covers Slovenia, Croatia, Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan,

Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Bosnia, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo and Ukraine.

The global motorsport series’ action will be shown by both free-to-air and pay-TV broadcasters, with Formula One set to retain some digital rights in those territories.

Formula One heads to Shanghai this weekend for the Chinese Grand Prix.