Sky Sports lands exclusive F1 television coverage in UK from 2019

Formula 1 will no longer be shown on terrestrial television in the United Kingdom from 2019 after an exclusive six-year deal was agreed with Sky Sports

Sky Sports lands exclusive F1 television coverage in UK from 2019

Only the British Grand Prix will be shown free-to-air, either via one of Sky's free channels such as Pick, or by one of the BBC, ITV or Channel 4.

Channel 4 recently entered into a three-year agreement with F1, picking up the remainder of a contract dropped by the BBC after the latter was forced to axe F1 last year as part of cost-cutting measures.

"I am delighted we will continue to work together," said Bernie Ecclestone.

"Sky's commitment to the sport and standard of coverage is second to none."

Sky Sports managing director Barney Francis suggested the deal would take the organisation's partnership with F1 "to the next level".

Francis added: "Since 2012 we have demonstrated unrivalled commitment to F1, offering fans innovations, including a dedicated channel and the very best broadcasting talent.

"We are delighted we are strengthening our coverage for viewers even further, with live and exclusive F1 from 2019.

"We are pleased to support F1 and look forward to working with them to progress, develop and enhance coverage of the championship during the agreement."

For the first time from next season F1 will be screened on Sky Sports on ultra-high definition.

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