Series 1 of the popular Sky original production Tin Star will also appear on the channel later this year.
The commercial deal will also see selected Channel 4 and Walter Presents drama series released on the Sky and NOW TV platforms. The first full box set, available from tomorrow, will be the third series of the award-winning Channel 4 drama, No Offence.
Alex Mahon, Chief Executive Officer of Channel 4, said, “I’m delighted that we’ve been able to establish such an exciting and innovative partnership with Sky which will ensure that the British Grand Prix and highlights of the 2019 Formula 1 Championship remain available on free-to-air television for UK viewers.”
Stephen van Rooyen, Chief Executive Officer of Sky UK & ROI, added, “Today’s partnership is the start of a new era of collaboration between Sky, Channel 4 and, we hope, other British broadcasters. Not only will this innovative partnership benefit viewers, watching via Sky or free-to-air, but it will further strengthen the ecosystem of UK broadcasters and British originated content.”
Sky Atlantic’s revenge thriller, Tin Star, starring BAFTA award-winning Tim Roth and produced by Kudos (Broadchurch, Humans and The Tunnel: Sabotage), drew in an average audience of more than 1.7 million for each of its 10 episodes when it was released on Sky in November 2017.
The third series of Paul Abbott’s award-winning No Offence returns to Channel 4 on Thursday (13 September), with the second run of the critically acclaimed series averaging over 2.5m viewers in 2017.