German fans spoilt for choice when it comes to viewing F1

Formula 1 fans living in Germany have three options to watch their favourite sport this season, with Sky Deutschland confirming a two-year deal to broadcast the top flight.

Also available to those in Germany are free-to-view RTL, but packed with annoying and inconsiderate ads, and also have access to F1TV streaming service.

Press Release:

Formula 1, the pinnacle of motorsport, today announces a new two-year agreement with Sky Deutschland.

The agreement, which is valid for 2019 and 2020 FIA Formula 1 World Championship seasons, will see Sky broadcast all Grand Prix weekends live across satellite, cable, IPTV, web and mobile in Germany and Austria, along with German-language rights in Switzerland.

As a result, subscribers with the Sky Sport Pack can watch all the track action live on linear TV, or via the streaming platform Sky Go whenever and wherever they want. In addition, Formula 1 fans who do not yet have a Sky subscription can also follow the sport live on the streaming service, Sky Ticket.

As in the previous seasons which saw Sky broadcast the entire race weekend without advertising interruptions, Sky will now offer additional perspectives and information on another channel. Sky Q customers will also have the opportunity to watch all 21 Formula 1 Grands Prix this season in Ultra HD on Sky Sport UHD.

Alongside Sky, fans in Germany will be able to watch Formula 1 free to air on RTL and also on F1TV, which is available in 48 countries, including the US, Mexico and France, as well as in many territories in South America and Eastern Europe.

Ian Holmes, Director of Media Rights, Formula 1 said:

“It’s great to be working together again with Sky, helping them to enhance and elevate their broadcast offering of the sport. The breath of their coverage over the years has always impressed us and I am sure their subscribers will once again be looking forward to Sky’s comprehensive coverage of the sport.” Dr. Holger Enßlin, Managing Director Legal, Regulatory & Distribution, Sky Deutschland said: “The complete Grand Prix weekends live, no advertising interruptions throughout the race and broadcasts in Ultra HD for Sky Q customers. With this great package we will once again offer the best coverage of Formula 1 on German television, starting with the new season. By taking this step, we are listening to the wishes of many of our customers who missed our way of broadcasting Formula 1 last year.”