4 votes F1 and Sky extend broadcast deals across the UK and Ireland, Italy and Germany Posted September 30 by sron Tags: motorsports, formula 1, sky sports, united kingdom, italy, germany, ireland, television, broadcasting rights, author.david nelson https://motorsportbroadcasting.com/2022/09/30/f1-and-sky-extend-broadcast-deals-across-uk-italy-and-germany/ Link information This data is scraped automatically and may be incorrect. Authors David Nelson Published Sep 30 2022 Word count 666 words 1 comment Collapse replies Expand all Comments sorted by most votes newest first order posted relevance OK sron (OP) September 30 Link The existing deal in the UK & Ireland, expiring at the end of 2024, has been extended until the end of 2029. Existing deals in Italy and Germany, due to expire this year, have been extended in... The existing deal in the UK & Ireland, expiring at the end of 2024, has been extended until the end of 2029. Existing deals in Italy and Germany, due to expire this year, have been extended in scope and will run until the end of 2027. The deals include F2, F3 and Porsche Supercup. Free-to-air coverage will be restricted to the home race live, and highlights of other races. In the UK, Channel 4 have nothing to announce about extending their highlights deal with Sky beyond this year. In 2019, the announcement extending their agreement was made in September. This is... a bit disappointing. I was almost expecting Liberty to move the other way when the UK deal expired, given it was singed in the Bernie era, but the agreements made by them in Germany (closing F1 TV Pro to new subscribers) was the writing on the wall. In a way, I prefer highlights as it's only a 2.5 hour commitment on race days instead of 5 hours or more (and Channel 4 do a great job of their coverage), but it's a shame not to have the option. The amount Sky charge for their sports package is ridiculous and it would be nice to have a cheaper option like F1 TV Pro. I guess it mirrors moves to Middle Eastern races that can pay more to host, and hiking the ticket prices elsewhere, particularly Silverstone. It's all about money, and you'll need a fair bit of it to watch live for at least the next seven years. There are other motorsports about, but I'm just not as driven to watch them. Formula E is probably my favourite, while I haven't been bothered to watch WRC most of this year and BTCC is a big time commitment (even though I'm not doing much else with my Sundays!) Any thoughts?