FOX Sports has swooped on the Formula 1 broadcasting rights, previously held by TEN, starting with the 2017 Formula 1 Malaysia Grand Prix this weekend.
Remaining Formula 1 races for 2017 will be broadcast exclusively Live on FOX Sports 506, leaving only the Australian Grand Prix with TEN, which will be simulcast ad-free on FOX Sports.
From next season, Foxtel will be the only place to watch every practice, qualifying and race from 2018 Live, ad break free during racing and in High Definition.
FOX Sports CEO Patrick Delany said: “FOX Sports will ensure Formula 1 fans in Australia can continue to watch every practice, qualifying and race live.
“And from next season, we will be able to deliver even better coverage with no ad-breaks during racing for every race on the F1 calendar including the Australian Grand Prix.
“The Malaysia Grand Prix is underway and with Foxtel Now, fans can sign up and be streaming the action live within minutes and with a free two-week trial, it’s the perfect time to try. FOX Sports will be the only place to see the Malaysia Grand Prix Live.”
Only this week a News Corp article tipped TEN’s motorsport agreements for Formula One and V8 Supercars as not being renewed. TEN described that as “just plain wrong.”
Sept 29 – Oct 1: Malaysian GP
Saturday (September 30), Live coverage from 3.30p AEST on FOX Sports 506
Sunday (October 1), Live coverage from 4.30pm AEST on FOX Sports 506
October 6-8: Japanese GP
October 20-22: USA GP Austin
October 27-29: Mexican GP
November 10-12: Brazilian GP
November 24-26: Abu Dhabi GP