Report: Formula E looking for new UK broadcast partner as Channel 4 deal concludes

ITV and TNT Sports said to be in discussions for coverage.

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.

(Un)confirmed:

  • 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

Context:

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.

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Coming next:

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.

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