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ESPN confirms Sky Sports coverage for 2018

  • Published on 13 Feb 2018 17:31
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

ESPN has confirmed that it has joined forces with Sky Sports and will use its coverage for the 2018 season. ESPN acquired the rights to show Formula 1 in the US from NBC towards the end of last year.

The 21-race calendar will be shown across ESPN and ABC, who are both owned by parent organisation The Walt Disney Company. ESPN previously confirmed that it would be using a world feed for its coverage, with Sky's coverage tipped as the expected deal.

"We are excited to work with the Sky Sports team," said Kate Jackson, ESPN coordinating producer, motorsports. "Their coverage of F1 is second to none and we look forward to bringing their expertise and authenticity to our audiences."

Sky acquired the rights to show every Formula 1 race live from 2012 to 2018, with BBC (2012 - 2015) and Channel (2016 - 2018) sharing rights to broadcast half of the season live. However, from 2019 onwards, Sky will exclusively show every race live in the UK and Ireland. 

 

Fergal Walsh

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  • Squirrel10

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    Anyone know if C4 will be doing highlights shows?

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    • Feb 13 2018 - 20:30
    • Carman

      Posts: 11

      Ch4 will be showing 10 races live this year, with highlights of the others, their contract then runs out at the end of the year leaving Sky the only broadcaster in the UK from 2019 onward at the moment.

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      • Feb 14 2018 - 00:47

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