• Astra 19.2.°E - ORF renewed Formula One deal in Austria

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    Austrian public-service broadcaster ORF has secured a three-season extension to its rights deal for the Formula One championship.

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  • Astra 19.2°E - Red Bull will not shut down it's private channel

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    Red Bull founder Dietrich Mateschitz has performed a complete u-turn and decided not to shut down his private television channel ServusTV, only a few days after announced that the broadcaster would be shut down after becoming economically unsustainable.

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  • Astra 19.2°E - Servus TV will encrypt Austrian channel in March

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    Servus TV, the commercial broadcaster owned by Red Bull, energy drinks brand, will encrypt its channel for satellite TV users in Austria via Astra 19.2°E satellite position from the start of the March. This move will affect both SD and HD channels.

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  • Astra 19.2°E - ServusTV secures MotoGP in Austria

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    MotoGP satellite TV schedule

    Great news for all MotoGP fans. Servus TV, the German commercial broadcaster owned by Red Bull, has acquired rights in Austria for the MotoGP motorcycling championship.

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  • Astra 28.2°E - BBC Could Lose Formula 1, Snooker and Darts TV rights

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    Live Formula1 races coulddisappear complete fromtheBBC after the public broadcaster has announced further cost cuts.

    The corporation will set out plans to cut £150 million from the corporation’s budget, including around £30 million a year from its spending on sports rights, and F1, snooker and darts are in the firing line.

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  • Formula 1 (F1) - Free Satellite TV Channels

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    Formula 1 (F1) - Free Satellite TV Channels

    F1 2019 is just around the corner, but what can we expect from the new season as Lewis Hamilton searches for his sixth world title? Formula One (F1) is the highest class of single-seat auto racing that is sanctioned by (FIA). The FIA Formula One World Championship has been the premier form of racing since the inaugural season in 1950.

    Formula 1 had a total global television audience of 490 million people during the course of the 2018 season, what is a global growth of 39% compared to 2017.

    Despite a huge move of Formula TV rights on pay-TV, there are a lot of FTA (free-to-air) satellite broadcasters having Formula 1 live TV rights or even highlights.


    Vettel vs Hamilton or Verstappen vs Leclerc

    Lewis Hamilton will be favourite for the Formula One world title again this season. Despite Ferrari producing much more competitive F1 cars in the past two years, Sebastian Vettel suffered two heavy defeats against Lewis Hamilton in the drivers' championship, while the Scuderia has not succeeded in ending Mercedes' streak of constructors' titles.

    Yet Vettel's Ferrari team have emerged from Formula One's winter hibernation boasting the fastest car. Charles Leclerc will partner Vettel at Ferrari this year and is fancied to put the heat on his teammate. Leclerc says he has not set any “particular target” for his race debut with the team at the Australian Grand Prix. The 21-year-old Monegasque has moved to partner Sebastian Vettel in Ferrari’s revised driver line-up for the upcoming campaign after his impressive rookie season with Sauber in 2018. Vettel should be kept on his toes by Leclerc but is expected to restore his reputation while Max Verstappen will have his hands full with Pierre Gasly at Red Bull.


    Formula One UK TV rights

    Sky Sports F1 have the lion’s share of live coverage in the Formula 1 2019 season after the broadcaster signed an exclusive deal to F1’s live TV rights in the UK. Channel 4 (DVB-T Free in UK, DVB-S FTA on Astra 28.2°E) will showing highlights of all the Qualifying and Formula 1 races this year, along with the British GP at Silverstone in full. NOW TV has just released a special F1 Season Ticket that gives you access to all nine months of the F1 season for a reduced overall price. The F1 Season Ticket for NOW TV will cost you a single £195 payment for the entire season.


    F1 remains on free-to-air TV in Germany

    German broadcaster RTL will have the exclusive free-to-air rights to cover Formula 1 Grands Prix from 2018 to 2020. The agreement includes the coverage of the three free practice sessions on Fridays and Saturdays, qualifying sessions on Saturday afternoons and races on Sundays.

    RTL has covered Formula 1 live in Germany since the middle of the 1991 season. RTL Germany is available via different satellites, but it is only free-to-air via Astra 19.2° satellite position.

    After a one-year break, pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland will show the Formula 1 again in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The new agreement covers the 2019 and 2020 seasons across all race weekends. Customers with the Sky Q box can watch all races live in Ultra HD on Sky Sport UHD. The rights package includes the live broadcasting rights via satellite, cable, IPTV, streaming and mobile TV in Germany and Austria as well as the German-language rights in Switzerland.


    Formula One free satellite TV broadcasters

    Some countries have formula one free on their terrestrial, cable or stream channels. In this table we have provided only satellite FTA (free-to-air) channels with broadcasting details.

    • Albania (RTSH Sport - All races)
    • Australia (Network Ten – Australian GP only)
    • Austria (RTL / ORF – All races)
    • Brazil (Globo – All races)
    • China (CCTV-5 – All races)
    • Germany (RTL - All races)
    • Russia (Match TV – All races)
    • Slovenia (TV3 Slovenija - All races)
    • United Kingdom (Channel 4 – British GP only)
    • Venezuela (TVes - All races)


    Formula 1 calendar

    Australian Grand Prix: Melbourne, 15-17 March

    Bahrain Grand Prix: Sakhir, 29-31 March

    Chinese Grand Prix: Shanghai, 12-14 April

    Azerbaijan Grand Prix: Baku, 26-28 April

    Spanish Grand Prix: Barcelona, 10-12 May

    Monaco Grand Prix: Monte Carlo, 23, 25-26 May

    Canadian Grand Prix: Montreal, 7-9 June

    French Grand Prix: Le Castellet, 21-23 June

    Austrian Grand Prix: Spielberg, 28-30 June

    British Grand Prix: Silverstone, 12-14 July

    German Grand Prix: Hockenheim, 26-28 July

    Hungarian Grand Prix: Budapest, 2-4 August

    Belgian Grand Prix: Spa-Francorchamps, 30 August-1 September

    Italian Grand Prix: Monza, 6-8 September

    Singapore Grand Prix: Marina Bay, 20-22 September

    Russian Grand Prix: Sochi, 27-29 September

    Japanese Grand Prix: Suzuka, 11-13 October

    Mexican Grand Prix: Mexico City, 25-27 October

    United States Grand Prix: Austin, 1-3 November

    Brazilian Grand Prix: Sao Paulo, 15-17 November

    Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Yas Marina, 29 November-1 December


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  • Hispasat 30°W - TVE covers Superbike World Championship until 2019

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    Superbike World Championship and RTVE have a three-year contract extension to their current deal. The agreement will see that every round of the Superbike World championships will be broadcast in Spain on Teledeporte.

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  • Superbike World Championship (SBK) live on satellite TV

    Superbike World Championship, also known as SBK, is the worldwide Superbike racing championship founded in 1988.

    Each round has two races and the results of each race are combined to determine two annual World Championships, one for riders and one for manufacturers.

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  • Where to watch World Rally Championship 2016 on satellite TV?

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    World Rally Championship satellite TV schedule

    The 2016 FIA World Rally Championship will be screened in more than 150 TV markets following the confirmation of a series of major global broadcast agreements.

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