Canal+ will hold the exclusive broadcast rights to the complete Formula 1 World Championship until 2024.
The paycaster has benefitted from victories by French drivers Pierre Gasly and Esteban Ocon. Audiences have grown every years since the Championship’s arrival in 2013. In 2020, audiences recorded an increase of over 27% compared to the previous year. This year, Canal+ has already achieved its three best-ever audiences with the record for Bahrain at 1.89 million (free-to-air), Monaco at 1.35 million and Emilia-Romagna (Italy) at 1.29 million.
Maxime Saada, Chairman of the Board of Canal+, said “We are particularly proud to continue to offer the entire Formula 1 World Championship to our subscribers until 2024. Our partner Liberty Media allows us to offer an increasingly attractive competition to fans of the sport. The Formula 1 World Championship is a key part of our sports offering for our subscribers.
Ian Holmes, Head of Media Rights, Formula 1 added: “France is one of the biggest markets for Formula One and an important nation in the history of our sport. At the dawn of a new era for Formula 1, we look forward with the assurance of quality coverage for our sport.”
All practice sessions, qualifying and the races themselves will be available across all categories. There will also be a dedicated OTT channel on myCanal, dedicated to Formula 1.