Global sports platform, Eleven Sports, has today confirmed the extension of its rights agreement with Formula 1™ in Poland to the end of the 2022 season.
The extended deal means Eleven Sports will show all the action from every race weekend exclusively live throughout the 2020, 2021 and 2022 seasons. This is in addition to the current 2019 season which started in Australia last weekend.
Eleven has been showing Formula 1™ races continuously since 2016, offering fans comprehensive live coverage of all races, practice and qualifying sessions, as well as outstanding supplementary programming including the self-produced magazine show #ElevenF1 and on-site interviews and reports from every race. Together with this renewed partnership, ELEVEN will sub-license highlights to Polsat and abridged live race programmes to TVP commencing from the 2019 season, which will provide extensive free-to-air coverage for the sport throughout the term.
The new agreement comes at an exciting time for Formula 1™ in Poland with local hero Robert Kubica’s return to the cockpit driving even more interest in the sport.
The agreement also includes the broadcasting rights to FIA Formula 2 and FIA Formula 3 Championship and the Porsche Supercup Series, which commences in 2019 and concludes in 2022, and will be available on Polsat’s Sports Channels.
Michaella Snoeck, Senior Manager, Media Rights at Formula 1, said:
“We are delighted to have extended our long-standing partnership with Eleven Sports for a further three seasons. Eleven Sports will broadcast a comprehensive offering made up of their high quality on-site production and international feed coverage across their channels, which will be further enhanced by their sub-licensing partnership with both Polsat and Telewizja Polska SA, providing expanded free-to-air coverage to further support the growth of Formula 1 in Poland.”
Krzysztof Świergiel, CEO of Eleven Sports in Poland, said:
“With a big following of loyal fans who love the thrilling spectacle of Formula 1, the series has become a very important part of our premium offer in Poland. It has been a top priority to secure this extension and we are delighted that we will continue to cover every single lap with comprehensive, in depth coverage from every race weekend.”