Formula E is searching for a new broadcast partner in the UK following the conclusion of its deal with Channel 4, according to The Race.
- ITV and TNT Sports in talks for some races
- Whisper Films to organise pre- and post-race programmes
- Search for Vernon Kay replacement ongoing, with former England soccer player Jermaine Jenas mooted as potential new presenter
Channel 4 secured a multi-year broadcast deal with Formula E at the start of the 2022 season for exclusive rights to the all-electric series, but this two-year contract now looks as though it won’t be renewed. Formula E has bounced around between the BBC, ITV4 and Channel 5 in recent years, highlighting its inability to secure a consistent slot on free-to-air (FTA) TV.
Formula E’s 2024 season gets underway in Mexico City on 13th January, with China and India recently being added to the schedule as Jakarta and Rome drop off.