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Formula 1 sticks to ONE

TEN has announced a five-year extension of its Australian broadcast rights to Formula 1.

grand-prixTEN has announced a five-year extension of its Australian broadcast rights to Formula 1.

The new agreement commences in 2011 and extends through to the conclusion of the 2015 season.

The agreement with Formula One Management will provide TEN with live and excusive coverage of all Formula 1 races and the new deal also covers all online, mobile and IPTV rights.

TEN’s general manager of sport, David White, said: “Formula 1 has always had a large, passionate and loyal following in Australia.

“With Mark Webber’s two great wins this year, along with the emergence of several exciting new franchises challenging the ‘old guard’, Formula 1 is attracting a legion of new fans.”

All Formula 1 races throughout the season will be broadcast live on ONE with delayed coverage on TEN. Qualifying sessions will also be seen on ONE.

The Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix race will also be broadcast live simultaneously on TEN.

The 2010 Formula 1 season comprises 19 rounds, with round 2’s Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix taking place on Sunday 28 March.

13 Responses

  1. We need more F1 coverage! In New Zealand and the UK you can get ALL practice, qualifying and race sessions live and uninterrupted. And how about the grid walk Martin Brundle? How about no adverts during the race??! Now that would make me happy…Shaping up to be one of the best seasons ever; great driver parings, the return of Schumacher, more cars on the grid etc. bound to exceed the 600 million world wide viewers it has already..

  2. As a regional WA person, with no FTA Digital TV Broadcasts, and no One HD broadcast, I have now lost MotoGP viewing from Foxtel to One and am still being screwed by WIN with F1 shown on analogue in the early hours of the morning.

  3. Anyone knows about their plans for MotoGP? From next year, they have it exclusively i.e. not on Foxtel (?). It would be great if they could show this live as well, although it would sometimes clash with F1.

  4. Good news – although unfortunately as they only have one channel, we’re probably never going to get all qualifying sessions live. Ten should think about launching some extra channels on foxtel.

  5. This year has been the first year I have given the F1 a go. Previously, I’d watch a bit of Albert Park and that’s it. I have to say that One has been excellent with the hosting of the F1. Cam McConville has done well as a co-host and the racing has been excellent. Bring on 2010!!!

  6. This is fantastic – they’ve really done a good job this year. Stepping up to do a full hour preview show is a great show of support for the sport.

    Now for Bernie to step up and release the HD feed for worldwide broadcasts!!

  7. Fantastic!
    It would be stupid for any of the ‘dramedy’ channels to take the world’s second most popular sport away from ONE.
    ONE was exactly what we as Australian Formula One fans needed. Live races and qualy coverage. If only that pesky AFL stopped getting in the way, just kidding, relax!
    Webber looks to be retiring at the end of 2010 though, will that hurt ONE? They might be saved my Daniel Ricciardo, an Australian youngster who finished first at the young driver test last week with a faster time than all the regulars set.

    Most importantly, this TV rights deal expires the same year that the Albert Park circuit’s race hosting rights expire, a nice out for ONE / TEN if it all goes sour there.

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