Formula 1 races to rights extension with AMC Central Europe NI CNE until 2023 | Deals | News | Rapid TV News
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In a deal much to the delight of Grand Prix fans in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, AMC Networks International – Central and Northern Europe (AMCNI CNE) has extended its TV rights agreement with Formula 1 to show exclusively the full FIA Formula 1 World Championship until 2023.
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The extended three-year agreement will see the Sport1 and Sport2 channels show the drama unfold across each race weekend, including free practice, qualification, and race day action. AMCNI CNE says that viewership of Sport1 and Sport2’s live F1 broadcasts continues to see growth in the region, thanks to a dedicated presentation and commentary team, and popular F1 magazine show. The TV rights package also includes F1’s support championships, Formula 2 and Formula 3, offering fans almost 14 hours of live broadcasting across a race weekend.

In addition to Formula 1, Sport1 and Sport2 will broadcast such premium events as the Golf PGA Championship Tournament, the WTCR − FIA World Touring Car Cup, the KHL, the Champions Hockey League, UEFA European National Team Qualifiers, UEFA Nations League, Coppa Italia, Copa del Rey, as well as the EHF Champions League.

Commenting on the deal, Levente Málnay, EVP of AMC Networks International – Central and Northern Europe said: ”We’ve distinguished ourselves by consistently offering compelling, premium quality sports content in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The renewed partnership will build on the strong relationship Formula 1 and AMCNI CNE’s sports channels have established in recent years. By securing this crown jewel of sports rights for the upcoming years, we’re proud to remain a reference point for all speed motorsports enthusiasts in these territories.”

Michaella Snoeck, head of media rights Formula 1 added: “We’re delighted to extend our partnership with AMCNI CNE as it continues to provide top quality broadcasting to F1 fans in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, where the sport’s popularity continue to rise. This extended partnership means F1 fans in the region won’t miss a moment of action across a race weekend for the next three seasons, as the sport enters an exciting new era.”