List of Formula One broadcasters
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This is a list of Formula One broadcasters and 'World Feed' producers. Formula One, the highest level of circuit racing defined by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile, motor sport's world governing body, can be seen live or tape delayed on television in almost every country and territory around the world.
- 1 Overview
- 2 Broadcasters
- 3 World Feed producers
- 4 Commentators
- 5 References
TV broadcasters all take what is known as the 'World Feed', which starting with select races in 2004, has been produced by FOM (Formula One Management), for almost every round of the World Championship.
Previously, a 'host broadcaster' from each nation produced the World Feed for their home race, for example TF1 for the French Grand Prix. This led to a two-tier system which was unpopular with viewers due to local broadcasters focusing heavily on local teams and drivers, whilst missing key moments.
The World Feed has been produced in 16:9 widescreen since the 2007 Australian Grand Prix. Host Broadcasters did trialled widescreen broadcasts for local viewers sporadically prior to the 2007 season - FujiTV and Australia are some of the broadcasters who did.
For the 2011 season, FOM released a high definition feed to broadcasters for the first time, and for 2012, the footage was filmed with 5.1 channel Dolby Digital surround sound audio. From 2017, footage began being broadcast in 4K ultra-high definition.
For the 2018 season, the World Feed is produced by FOM for every race apart from the Monaco Grand Prix, which is produced by Télé Monte Carlo.
Alongside the main World Feed, FOM also produce a Pit-lane channel, showing shots from the pitlane and alternative camera angles, along with detailed weather and tyre information, and extra team radio. FOM also produce onboard channels, showing live video from cameras installed on the drivers' cars. The channels switch between different cars throughout the session. FOM also make available a "Driver tracker" channel, showing live positions of all the cars on the track during a session, as well as a timing screen showing live lap-times and circuit sector information.
Currently, broadcasters offering coverage of these FOM-produced extra channels include Sky Sports F1 (UK), Fox Sports Australia, Sky Sport F1 (Italy), Movistar F1 (Spain) and Play Sports (Belgium). Out of the 9 on board channels, Fox Sports Australia only shows the Master onboard channel to its viewers, whereas Sky Sports F1 makes all the on board channels available. The Pit lane, Driver Tracker and Live Timing channels are available to Sky viewers in the United Kingdom.
In 2018, FOM launched an over-the-top streaming platform known as F1 TV, providing live commercial-free coverage of all races including access to all on-board cameras. The service launched initially in Germany, France, the United States, Mexico, Belgium, Austria, Hungary and parts of Latin America.
United Kingdom and IrelandEdit
In 2011, Sky Sports signed a seven-year deal with the BBC to show live Formula One on Sky in the United Kingdom for the first time. The deal which ran between 2012 and 2015 saw Sky Sports show live coverage of every session of the season on their own F1 dedicated channel, Sky Sports F1. Sky Sports F1 show all races and qualifying sessions live without the interruption of adverts. In 2016, Sky extended their contract to 2024, and will be the exclusive live rights holders in the UK and Ireland from 2019; the British Grand Prix and highlights of all other races will be shown free-to-air, on a channel which has "90% technical availability". At the same time it was announced that Sky will broadcast all events in ultra-high-definition (UHD) from 2017. In July 2018, it was understood that Channel 4 were in final negotiations with Sky and Liberty Media to continue with the free to air rights.
The BBC continued to broadcast live coverage of half the races and all 20 races had "extended highlights". In 2012, they broadcast live coverage from China, Spain, Monaco, Europe (Valencia), Britain, Belgium, Singapore, Korea, Abu Dhabi and Brazil. They also showed live coverage of practice and qualifying sessions from those races. The deal set that the British Grand Prix and the final race had to be shown live on the BBC.
For each Grand Prix (even if live) the BBC showed "extended highlights" of the race just a few hours after it had been broadcast. Late afternoon for early hours races and/or early evening. Late evening races were shown on the day and repeated on Monday evening. The BBC Radio 5 Live coverage was unaffected.
BBC ended their television contract after the 2015 season, transferring their rights to Channel 4 until the end of the 2018 season. Sky Sports F1 remained unaffected and BBC Radio 5 Live and 5 Live Sports Extra's coverage was extended until 2021. Like the BBC, Channel 4 always show the British Grand Prix and the final race live.
Channel 4's live broadcasts for 2016 until 2018 were Bahrain, Spain, Europe, Britain, Hungary, Belgium, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico and Abu Dhabi. Non-live races have "extended highlights" of the race shown a few hours after it has taken place. Highlights of races held early morning are broadcast mid-afternoon, with afternoon races shown early evening and late evening races shown later in the evening.
Sky Sports F1 have broadcast every practice, qualifying and race since 2017 in 4K Ultra-HD, exclusively for Sky Q 2TB customers.
On 14 October 2012, NBC Sports reached a 4-year deal to broadcast Formula One races in the United States, replacing Speed and Fox Sports—who have been long-time F1 broadcast partners. The majority of its coverage (including most races, and all practice/qualifying sessions) was broadcast by the pay channel NBCSN (with CNBC as an overflow channel), while 4 races were aired by the free-to-air NBC network per-season. The network also streamed additional camera feeds through its digital platforms.
On 4 October 2017, ESPN announced that it had acquired rights to Formula One under a multi-year deal beginning in 2018. ESPN had previously broadcast Formula One from 1984 to 1997. The majority of coverage will be carried by ESPN2, but two races (Monaco, Britain) will be carried on the main ESPN channel, and three races (Canada, United States and Mexico), as well as an afternoon encore of the Monaco Grand Prix (following its Indianapolis 500 telecast in 2018), will be broadcast free-to-air on ABC. Unlike the previous contract with NBC Sports, Formula One will retain over-the-top rights, ESPN will reportedly not pay a traditional rights fee, and it was originally announced that the broadcasts would rely primarily on the world feed. However, it was later announced that ESPN would utilize Sky Sports' coverage.
Formula 1 OnlineEdit
From 2018, Formula 1 officially started to show live streaming of each race online with many other features. The F1 TV service includes many other features like a live view of each driver's car and replay of all Formula 1 races. As of 2019,[update] Formula 1 TV restricts viewing to the country of residence, and requires the user, to have a valid credit card in that same country. Due to rights restrictions, it is not possible to watch F1 TV from outside one's home country.
2019 TV broadcastersEdit
These are the broadcasters for the 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship.
|2019 TV Broadcasters|
|Country||TV Network||Language||Free-to-air / Free-to-view / Pay||Practice 1||Practice 2||Practice 3||Qualifying||Race||Notes|
|Albania||RTSH Sport||Albanian||Free||No||No||Live||Live||Live||HDTV. Choice of different perspectives.|
|Andorra||Movistar F1||Spanish||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||Available in Ultra HD. Choice of different perspectives.|
|Armenia||Setanta Sports +||Russian||Pay||No||No||No||Live||Live||16:9 SD/HD feed|
|Asia||Fox Sports Asia||English, Cantonese, Indonesian, Malay, and Thai.||Pay||Live*||Live*||Live*||Live||Live||SD/HDTV Channels. *Subject to other live events. For more information, visit the TV Schedules:|
|Australia||Network Ten||English||Free||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||SD/HD Feed, Australian GP only.|
|No||No||No||No||Highlights||SD feed, highlights of all other races.|
|Fox Sports||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||Using Sky Sports F1 coverage. (No advertisement breaks during Race or Qualifying. Every Practice, Qualifying, Race Live)|
|Foxtel 4K||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||Using Sky Sports F1 coverage. (No advertisement breaks during Race or Qualifying. Every Practice, Qualifying, Race Live in 4K as of 2019)|
|Austria||ORF eins||German||DVB-T Free in AT, DVB-S2 with encryption on Astra 19.2°E(EU)||No||Live||No||Live||Live||HDTV. Live all sessions for Austrian GP|
|Sky Sport||German||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||Available in Ultra HD|
|Azerbaijan||Idman TV||Azerbaijani||Free, DVB-S FTA on Azerspace1 46°E (EU)||No||No||No||Live||Live|
|Setanta Sports +||Russian||Pay||No||No||No||Live||Live||16:9 SD/HD feed|
|Belarus||Setanta Sports +||Russian||Pay||No||No||No||Live||Live||16:9 SD/HD feed|
|Belgium||Play Sports||Dutch||Pay||No||Live||No||Live||Live||Choice of different perspectives at qualifying and race.|
|Sporza||DVB-C and DVB-T Free in Belgium, DVB-S with encryption on Astra 19.2°E(EU)||No||No||No||No||Highlights||HDTV. 16:9 feed. Belgian GP only. Highlights of other races.|
|RTBF La Deux||French||DVB-C and DVB-T Free in Belgium, DVB-S with encryption on Astra 19.2°E(EU)||No||No||No||Live*||Live*||HDTV. *Some races on RTBF La Une, subject to other live events.|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Sport Klub||Bosnian||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||Ultra HD|
|Bulgaria||Diema Sport||Bulgarian||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||16:9 SD/HD feed|
|Diema Sport 2||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||16:9 SD/HD feed|
|Brazil||Globo||Portuguese||Free||No||No||No||No||Live||16:9 feed and HDTV. Every race live except for Canada, US and Mexico which are shown delayed on Sunday night.|
|SporTV||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Delayed||HDTV. Live coverage of Canada, US and Mexico GPs.|
|Canada||RDS||French||Pay||No||No||No||Live||Live||HDTV, Side-by-Side coverage during the race (live broadcast only). All practices live for Canadian GP. Rights until 2019.|
|TSN||English||Pay||No||Live||No||Live||Live||HDTV, Sky Sports F1 coverage, Side-by-Side coverage during the race (live broadcasts only). Rights until 2019.|
|Central Asia||Setanta Sports +||Russian||Pay||No||No||No||Live||Live||16:9 SD/HD feed|
|China||CCTV-5||Mandarin Chinese||Free||No||No||No||No||Live||CCTV will broadcast approximately 100 hours of live coverage across the 2018 FIA Formula 1 World Championship season.|
|Great Sports||Free||No||No||No||Sometimes delayed||Sometimes delayed|
|Guangdong Sports||Cantonese||Free||No||No||No||Sometimes delayed||Sometimes delayed|
|Croatia||Arena Sport||Croatian||Pay||No||No||No||Live||Live||HDTV, TV commercials included. Only available on MAXtv|
|SPTV||Free||No||No||No||No||Highlights||60 minutes highlights in the evening|
|Czech Republic||Sport 1||Czech/Slovak||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||No||Also in HD on Sport 1 HD and Sport 2 HD.|
|Sport 3||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||Onboard Feed, SD only.|
|Cyprus||CytaVision||Greek||Pay||No||No||No||Live||Live||Rights until 2019.|
|Denmark||TV3+/TV3+ HD||Danish||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||HD 16:9 and SD 4:3 – Some sessions on TV3 SPORT 1/2 or TV3 Puls, subject to other live events.|
|Estonia||Telia Live||Estonian||Pay||No||No||No||No||Highlights||60 minutes highlights in the evening.|
|Finland||MTV3||Finnish||DVB-T Free in Finland, DVB-S Encrypted on Thor 1°W (EU)||No||No||No||No||Delayed||HDTV. Race shown on the next day.|
|C More Max||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||HDTV.|
|Sub||DVB-T Free in Finland, DVB-S Encrypted on Thor 1°W (EU)||Highlights||Highlights||No||Highlights||Highlights||30 minutes highlights of practices and 60 minutes highlights of qualification and race are shown at 7 pm EET on the same day.|
|France||Canal+||French||Pay||No||No||No||only once||Live||Only race on C+|
|Canal+ Sport||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Delayed||Only race on C+|
|TF1||Free||No||No||No||No||Live||HDTV. 4 races live per season: Monaco, French, Italian, and US GPs.|
|TMC||Free||No||No||No||Live||No||HDTV. French GP only.|
|Georgia||Setanta Sports +||Russian||Pay||No||No||No||Live||Live||16:9 SD/HD feed|
|Germany||n-tv||German||DVB-T2 with encryption, DVB-S FTA (only SD) on Astra 19.2°E(EU)||Live*||Live*||No||Highlights||Highlights||*Not all FP1 and FP2 live on TV. Shows highlights on Saturday and Sunday evening. Shows live qualifying when not on RTL.|
|RTL Television||DVB-T2 with encryption, DVB-S FTA (only SD) on Astra 19.2°E(EU)||No||No||Highlights||Live||Live||HDTV feed confirmed (HD feed encrypted and part of HD+ package, SD is FTA). Some live qualifying sessions are moved to n-tv. Available in Ultra HD|
|Sky Sport||German||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||Available in Ultra HD|
|Greece||ERT2 | ERTHD||Greek||DVB-T Free in Greece, DVB-S/2 with encryption on Eutelsat 9A / Hotbird 13B||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||HDTV 1080i|
|Cosmote Sport||Greek||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||HDTV 1080i|
|Hungary||M4 Sport||Hungarian||DVB-T Free in HU, DVB-S2 FTV on Eurobird 9A 9.0°E (EU)||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||HDTV 1080i.|
|Iceland||Stöð 2 Sport||Icelandic||Pay||No||No||Live||Live||Live|
|Indian subcontinent||Star Sports||English||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live|
|Ireland||Channel 4 UK||English||DVB-T Free in UK, DVB-S FTA on Astra 28.2°E (UK)||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||HDTV, British GP only. Sky and Virgin customers only|
|No||No||No||Highlights||Highlights||HDTV, All other races. Sky and Virgin customers only|
|Sky Sports F1||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||Available in Ultra HD|
|Iran||MBC Persia||Persian||Free||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||available in HD|
|Italy||Sky Sport F1||Italian||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||Choice of different perspectives. Available in Ultra HD. Rights until 2020.|
|TV8||Free in Italy, DVB-S with encryption on Eutelsat Hot Bird 13°E (EU)||No||No||Live*||Live||Live||HDTV (available only for Sky customers), 5 races live per season (Monaco, Great Britain, Italy, United States, Abu Dhabi). Sky Sport F1 coverage with Side-by-side commercials. *FP3 live only for the Italian Grand Prix.|
|No||No||No||Delayed||Delayed||HDTV (available only for Sky customers), delayed broadcasts of qualifying and races that are not live in their entirety. Sky Sport F1 coverage with Side-by-side commercials.|
|Japan||Fuji TV Next||Japanese||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||From 2016, the free broadcast on Fuji TV and BS Fuji was ended. HDTV.|
|Kosovo||Art Sport||Albanian||Pay||No||No||No||Live||Live||HDTV. Choice of different perspectives.|
|Latin America (except Brazil)||Fox Sports LatAm Channels||Spanish||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||16:9 SD/HDTV feed. Exclusive TV rights from 2018 to 2022 (Except Brazil)|
|Liechtenstein||SRG SSR||German, French and Italian||DVB-T Free in Switzerland, DVB-S Encrypted on Hot Bird (13°E)(EU)||No||No||No||Live||Live||The qualifyings and the races are broadcast on RSI La 2, RTS Deux and SRF zwei. Rights until 2019.|
|Sky Sport||German||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||Available in Ultra HD|
|Luxembourg||Sky Sport||German||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||Available in Ultra HD|
|Malta||Total Sports Network||English||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||Uses the commentary of Channel 4's coverage in the UK.|
|Middle East and North Africa||MBC Action||Arabic||Free||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||HDTV feed. All races are live.|
|Moldova||Setanta Sports +||Russian||Pay||No||No||No||Live||Live||16:9 SD/HD feed|
|Montenegro||Sport Klub||Serbian||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||Ultra HD|
|Netherlands||Ziggo Sport Totaal||Dutch||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||HDTV. Rights until 2021.|
|Ziggo Sport Go||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||HDTV.|
|Ziggo Sport||Free for Ziggo subscribers||Live*||Live*||Live*||Live||Live||HDTV. * Subject to other (live) events. Ziggo Sport Totaal will broadcast all sessions live.|
|New Zealand||Spark||English||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||Spark is an internet streaming service not a TV broadcaster, so probably should not appear in this table|
|North Macedonia||Sport Klub||Serbian||DVB-S2 Encrypted on Eutelsat 16A (16.0°E)||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||HDTV feed, only available on Sport Klub 1 Serbia, but this channel currently is forbidden (Not Available) for broadcasting in North Macedonia.|
|24 Vesti||Macedonian||DVB-S Encrypted on Eutelsat 16A (16.0°E)||No||No||No||Live||Live||SD feed.|
|Norway||Viasat Motor||Norwegian||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||Available in Ultra HD. Always Norwegian during race. Partly Swedish during some P and Q.|
|Viasat 4||Free||No||No||No||No||Highlights||One hour with highlights from Viasat Motor. Commercials every 15 min.|
|Papua New Guinea||Fox Sports Asia Channels||English||Pay||Live*||Live*||Live*||Live||Live||SD/HDTV Channels. *Subject to other live events. For more information, visit the TV Schedules:|
|Poland||Eleven Sports||Polish||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||HDTV. Live streaming on web page, desktop and mobile apps.|
|TVP Sport||Polish||Free in Poland, DVB-S with encryption on Eutelsat Hot Bird 13°E (EU)||No||No||No||No||Live 45 minutes after the start of the race.||HDTV. Live streaming on web page, desktop and mobile apps.|
|Polsat Sport||Polish||Pay||No||No||No||No||Highlights||HDTV. Live streaming on web page, desktop and mobile apps.|
|Portugal||Eleven Sports||Portuguese||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||HD feed.|
|Puerto Rico||ABC||English and Spanish||Free||No||No||No||No||Live (Except Monaco)||Four races (Monaco, Canada, USA & Mexico). HDTV, Commercial-free (live only) Sky Sports F1 coverage. Rights until 2022.|
|ESPN family of networks||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||HDTV, Commercial-free (qualifying and race only) Sky Sports F1 Coverage. Broadcast channel for Practice 1 and 2 is on a race by race basis. Spanish broadcasts on ESPN Deportes. Rights until 2022.|
|Digi Sport||Pay||No||No||No||Live||Live||HDTV. Race available in Ultra HD. Ultra HD - only IPTV.|
|Look Sport||Pay||No||No||No||Live||Live||HDTV. *from the Hungarian GP|
|Match! Arena||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Replay||Replay||HDTV without advertising.|
|San Marino||Sky Sport F1||Italian||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||Choice of different perspectives. Available in Ultra HD. Rights until 2020.|
|Serbia||Sport Klub||Serbian||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||Ultra HD|
|Slovakia||Sport 1||Czech/Slovak||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||No||Also in HD on Sport 1 HD and Sport 2 HD.|
|Slovenia||TV3 Slovenija||Slovenian||Free||No||No||No||Live||Live||SD on antenna, HD on cable|
|South Korea||JTBC3 Fox Sports||Korean||Pay||No||No||No||No||Delayed||Delayed HDTV feed on cable/IPTV.|
|Spain||Movistar F1||Spanish||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||Available in UltraHD. Choice of different perspectives (only for IPTV subscribers).|
|Sub-Saharan Africa||Supersport||English and Portuguese||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||HDTV.|
|Sweden||Viasat Motor||Swedish||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||Available in Ultra HD|
|TV10||No||No||No||Live||Highlights||Uses the Viasat Motor coverage for qualifying and Viasat Motor's highlights package for highlights.|
|Switzerland||SRG SSR||German, French and Italian||DVB-T Free in Switzerland, DVB-S Encrypted on Hot Bird (13°E)(EU)||No||No||No||Live||Live||The qualifyings and the races are broadcast on RSI La 2, RTS Deux and SRF zwei. Rights until 2021.|
|Canal+||French||Pay||No||No||No||only once||Live||Only race on C+|
|Canal+ Sport||Live||Live||Live||Live||Delayed||Only race on C+|
|Sky Sport||German||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||Available in Ultra HD|
|Tajikistan||Varzish TV||Tajik||Free||No||No||No||sometimes delayed||sometimes delayed|
|Turkey||S Sport||Turkish||Pay||No||No||Live||Live||Live||SD/HD Feed|
|Ukraine||Setanta Sports||Ukrainian||Pay||No||No||No||Live||Live||SD Feed|
|United Kingdom||Channel 4||English||DVB-T Free in UK, DVB-S FTA on Astra 28.2°E (UK)||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||HDTV, British GP only.|
|No||No||No||Highlights||Highlights||HDTV, All other races|
|Sky Sports Mix||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||HDTV. At least two other 'prime time' live races.|
|No||No||No||Highlights||Highlights||HDTV, Every race.|
|Sky Sports F1||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||Available in Ultra HD|
|United States||ABC||English and Spanish||Free||No||No||No||No||Live (Except Monaco)||Four races (Monaco, Canada, USA & Mexico). HDTV, Commercial-free (live only) Sky Sports F1 coverage. Rights until 2022.|
|ESPN family of networks||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||HDTV, Commercial-free (qualifying and race only) Sky Sports F1 Coverage. Broadcast channel for Practice 1 and 2 is on a race by race basis. Spanish broadcasts on ESPN Deportes. Rightd until 2022.|
|Argentina||ESPN 107,9 FM||Spanish|
|Australia||3AW (Australian Grand Prix only)||English|
|Italy||Rai Radio 1||Italian|
|Netherlands||NPO Radio 1||Dutch|
|Grand Prix Radio||Dutch|
|United Kingdom||BBC Radio 5 Live||English|
|BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra||English|
Official internet broadcastersEdit
|Country||Website||Practice 1||Practice 2||Practice 3||Qualifying||Race||Notes|
|Worldwide||F1 TV||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live video of all races in select regions only|
|Formula One App||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||Audio only; with BBC Sport commentary|
|Asia||FOX+||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||All races live; Hong Kong, Philippines, Singapore, and Taiwan only.|
|Australia||10 Play||No||No||No||No||Live||Australian GP only.|
|Fox Sports Australia||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||All races live.|
|RDS App||No||No||No||Live||Live||All practices live for Canadian GP.|
|China||Tencent Sports||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||All practices and races are free to watch, qualifyings requires VIP subscription.|
|Croatia||MAXtv To Go Match||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live|
|Denmark||Viaplay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||Viaplay streams the broadcast of Viasat Motor HD and Viasat Sport. Viaplay is available on web-apps, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Windows 8.x, smart-TV, Android and iOS (phones and tablets). One hour with highlights from Viasat Motor (via Viasat's Viafree). Commercials every 15 min.|
|Finland||C More Suomi||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||All races live on C More Max. Highlights of all sessions (except practice 3) on Sub.|
|Germany||TV Now||Live||Live||Highlights||Live||Live||All races live.|
|Hungary||Mediaklikk||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||All races live.|
|Middle East and North Africa||Etisalat ElifeON: Channel MBC ACTION||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live|
|New Zealand||Spark Sport||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||Monthly subscription service|
|Poland||Eleven Sports||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||available also on Player, Ipla|
|Portugal||Eleven Sports app||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live|
|United Kingdom||All 4||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||British GP only; highlights streamed as live broadcast|
|BBC iPlayer Radio||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||audio only; UK only|
World Feed producersEdit
For the 2019 season, only the Monaco Grand Prix is not produced by FOM.
|Austrian||Red Bull Ring||FOM||2014–|
|German||Hockenheimring||FOM||2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018-|
|United States||Circuit of the Americas||FOM||2012–|
|Abu Dhabi||Yas Marina||FOM||2009–|
Former producers (1950–2018)Edit
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Below are the previous World Feed Producers for Grands Prix from 1950 until 2015.
- Between 1997 and 1999 the Brazilian GP World Feed was produced by FOM. What was shown was a reduced version of the F1 Digital+ main feed, mainly lacking onboard angles and without the pay per view graphics. Rede Globo continued to produce an alternative National Feed for Brazilian viewers.
- From 2001 to 2003, the Australian Grand Prix was produced and broadcast nationally in native widescreen (16:9) on Channel 9 Digital (2001–2002) and Channel 10 Digital (2003). For National Viewers watching on Analogue TV, they received a letterbox (14:9 feed in a 4:3 frame) version of the Feed, while international viewers got a standard 4:3 feed. When FOM took over the broadcast in 2004, the local coverage was reverted to 4:3 - from 2004 to 2006, only the Channel Ten studio, pit lane reporters and support races' onboard cameras were in widescreen.
- In 2001 and 2002 the US Grand Prix was broadcast locally by ABC Sports. However, they did not ever produce the World Feed.
- In 1991, the French GP was broadcast in France by La Cinq, which held rights for F1.
Live broadcasts of Formula One Championship races on ORF are commentated by ORF's sport correspondent Ernst Hausleitner with aid from Alexander Wurz. Occasionally other co-commentators like Adrian Sutil or Christian Klien substituted for Wurz.
With the beginning of the 2009 Formula One season, Hausleitner took over the Formula 1 commentator position from Heinz Prüller, who is a legend in Austrian television history because of his enthusiasm for the sport and immersion into the races.
Live broadcasts of Formula One Championship races in the Globo network are called by Galvão Bueno, Luís Roberto or Cléber Machado, with Reginaldo Leme and former F1 driver Luciano Burti serving as race analysts. Pit reports are provided by Mariana Becker or Guilherme Pereira.
On SporTV, all practices, qualifying and races except for Canada, US and Mexico GPs, are called by Sérgio Maurício or Daniel Pereira, with Brazilian motorsports journalist Lito Cavalcanti and Stock Car driver Max Wilson as analysts. For Canada, US and Mexico GPs, the commentary team is Sérgio Maurício, Reginaldo Leme and Luciano Burti and the race commentary is the same shown on the Globo delayed Sunday night broadcast. Pit reports are provided by Mariana Becker or Guilherme Pereira.
Ivan Tenchev, Trayan Sarafov, Georgi Ivanov and Momchil Manchev.
In China, the main commentators for CCTV are Sha Tong and Cheng Congfu. The commentators for Great Sports (Shanghai Sports) are Li Bing, Ye Fei and Zhou Haoran. Main commentator for Tencent are Liu Yao and He Xin. The following people also commentates on selected races: Jin Haonan, Shi Yiying and Shao Yiwen.
Live broadcasts of Formula One Championship races and qualifications on Arenasport which is only available on MAXtv because of exclusive rights commentated by Ivica Blažičko with Neven Novak as co-commentator. Ante Vetma jumps when Blažičko is not available
Live broadcasts of Formula One Championship races were available on MTV3's pay-TV-channel C More Max. Current main commentator since 2017 is Niki Juusela. Before him Formula One Championship races commentate Matti Kyllönen (1985–2009) and Oskari Saari (2004–2016). Nowadays co-commentators are Ossi Oikarinen, Mika Salo, Toni Vilander, Aaro Vainio and Tommi Pärmäkoski. Studio host is Tomi Tuominen.
In Greece, the commentators for COSMOTE TV (pay tv) are Kostas Psarras with Giannis-Marios Papadopoulos. In free-to-air coverage from ERT, main commentators are Nikos Koromilas with Ilias Papaioannou.
In Hungary, the commentator is Zoltán Szujó, who had been previously pit reporter between 2002-2012. The colour commentator is the former Seat Leon Eurocup Champion and the former chief-editor of F1 Racing Hungary, Gábor Wéber. The studio analysts are the FIA European Rallycross Championship the two-time FIA European Truck Racing Championship champion, Norbert Kiss, the two-time WTCC Yokohama Driver's Trophy winner WTCR driver, Norbert Michelisz, and the current TCR Europe, former WTCC driver, Dániel Nagy. The pit reporters are (in changing each other) Róbert Bobák, Máté Ujvári and Ádám Szeleczki. The translator of the interviews is Lőrinc Pattantyűs-Ábrahám. The presenter is Andrea Petrovics-Mérei. From 2019 Spanish Grand Prix, Szujó left/was fired from M4 Sport channel, he was replaced on the race by Máté Ujvári. From the Monaco Grand Prix, Wéber taking the role of main commentator, and Norbert Kiss and Norbert Michelisz will be the colour commentators (in charge). The pit reporters also will taking part in broadcasting of the practices.
In Italy, Sky Italia's commentator is Carlo Vanzini, with co-commentary provided by ex-F1 driver and Ferrari test driver Marc Gené or Jacques Villeneuve and journalist Roberto Chinchero. Davide Valsecchi, Jacques Villeneuve and Matteo Bobbi serve as pit lane reporters. The paddock reporter is Mara Sangiorgio, and the presenter is Federica Masolin.
Middle East and North AfricaEdit
MBC Group covers all races live with the full coverage on practice sessions, qualifying and race in two languages. Lebanese Firas Nimri is the commentator in Arabic, alongside with Khalil Beschir as the expert. MBC Persia also covers races live in Persian language. Iranian Hamed Majd commentates in Persian and it's been co-commentated by Iranian racing driver, Kourosh Khani.
In Poland, Eleven Sports' commentator is Andrzej Borowczyk, co-commentated by Formula 1 journalist Mikołaj Sokół or Eleven Sports' commentator Filip Kapica. On TVP Sport commentator is Maciej Iwański, co-commentated by Formula 1 journalist Sławomir Kwiatkowski
Live broadcasts of Formula One Championship races were available on Eurosport (through the Eurosport 2 Xtra channel) for the 2016 Formula One season only, with João Carlos Costa as the lead lap-by-lap commentator, former F1 driver Tiago Monteiro and DTM driver António Félix da Costa as the co-commentators and Pedro Nascimento as the pit reporter. Currently broadcasts are available on Sporttv.
In the pay-per-view channel Movistar F1, which holds the rights of the entire championship exclusively in Spain from the 2016 season, the main commentator is journalist Antonio Lobato. Co-commentators are former Arrows, Jaguar, McLaren, Sauber and HRT driver Pedro de la Rosa and F1 engineer Toni Cuquerella, who worked for Williams, Ferrari, and HRT. They comment from a TV studio in Madrid, where journalist Iñaki Cano acts as presenter. Pit reporter are female journalists Noemí de Miguel and Roberto Rodríguez, Miguel Portillo, as well as former F1 engineer in Super Aguri and HRT Albert Fàbrega. Also, Ferrari test driver Marc Gené provides analysis from the circuit during some periods throughout the weekend.
In Teledeporte, the sports channel of the Spanish national public TV, which offers a 60-minutes time highlights of every race (except the Spanish Grand Prix, which is shown live in the TVE main channel La 1), journalist Marc Martí is the main commentator, with GP3 Series driver Alex Palou as co-commentator. In the live broadcast of the Spanish Grand Prix, they were joined by FIA World Endurance Championship and former Manor Marussia F1 driver Roberto Merhi and journalist Juan Carlos Garcia, who was the pit reporter.
In Catalan channel TV3, which has the same coverage as TVE, the main commentator is Francesc Latorre, with veteran journalist Francesc Rosés as co-commentator. In the live coverage of the Spanish Grand Prix, they were joined by former HRT and current DTM engineer Arnau Niubó, with journalist Jordi Gil as pit reporter.
Spanish-speaking Latin AmericaEdit
Live broadcasts of Formula One Championship races on Mediapro-owned Canal F1 Latin America are called by lap-by-lap announcer Christian González Rouco, son of Argentine motorsports journalist Eduardo Gocuntlez Rouco, and grandson and grandnephew, respectively, of Isidro González Longhi and Andrés Rouco, with Colombian motorsports journalist Diego Mejía as race analyst. Pit reports are provided by Spanish sports journalist Nira Juanco, who previously worked on Antena 3's F1 broadcasts, and has been with Canal F1 since its launch in 2015.
Fox Sports, who was formerly the official Latin American Formula 1 broadcaster from the 2002 until the 2014 seasons, broadcasts, in the 2016 season, ten races live and the other eleven races on a delayed basis. The races are called by Argentine motorsports journalist Fernando Tornello, with fellow Argentine motorsports journalist Adrián Puente and Mexican motorsports journalist Luis Manuel "Chacho" López as analysts and Juan Fossaroli handling the pit reports and pre-race interviews.
Televisa broadcasts in Mexico a one-hour almost complete race show hosted by Mexican sports journalists Rafael Bolaños and Carlos Jalife, sometimes accompanied by a third commentator which has been Ignacio Alva, Gisselle Zarur or Sam Reyes in the past. The show edits the races to about 50 minutes from start to the checkered flag and is broadcast around midnight on race days on free air TV, channels 4 or 9 in Mexico. They also broadcast live the Mexican Grand Prix from Practice 1 to the Race from the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, since 2015, with Rafael and Carlos accompanied by Eric Fisher. Televisa has done the broadcasting of F1 since the beginning of the century on free air TV and they used to do all the races live, sometimes delayed if the time zone was not Sunday daylight in Mexico, and now they are the only option if you don't have pay TV.
ESPN Latin America broadcasts the highlights show ESPN F1, hosted by Mexican sports journalists Javier Trejo Garay and Adalberto Franco in Mexico and Central America. The show highlights the races, from the practices to the checkered flag and shows interviews with the F1 drivers.
United Kingdom, United States, Canada, and IrelandEdit
As of 2019, Sky Sports F1 is the primary English-language broadcaster within the UK. David Croft commentates with Martin Brundle. Depending on the race, one of Ted Kravitz or Karun Chandhok contributes from the pit lane. For practice sessions, Croft is often joined by Anthony Davidson, Paul di Resta, Johnny Herbert, Damon Hill, or Chandhok rather than Brundle. Simon Lazenby hosts the coverage. This coverage is used for highlights on the F1 YouTube channel. Nico Rosberg, Jenson Button, Natalie Pinkham and Rachel Brookes also contribute to the broadcast.
Coverage of the British Grand Prix is also covered live by Channel 4. Channel 4 also produces a highlights show for each race with an exclusive set of commentators. Play-by-play is handled by Ben Edwards, while ex-F1 driver David Coulthard acts as the analyst. Lee McKenzie is the main pit lane reporter. Steve Jones hosts the coverage. Eddie Jordan, Mark Webber, and Billy Monger also contribute as analysts.
An exclusive broadcast called the "Pit Lane Channel" is available to "F1 TV Pro" subscribers, alongside an exclusive commentary feed. Formula 2 world feed commentator Alex Jacques provides the commentary with occasional contributions from Will Buxton and Davide Valsecchi. Rosanna Tennant also contributes as a reporter on various F1-branded broadcasts.
The official English-language radio coverage within the UK is produced by BBC Radio 5 Live, with Formula E lead commentator Jack Nicholls on play-by-play alongside ex-F1 driver Jolyon Palmer, and reporter Jennie Gow.
In the United States, ESPN airs the commercial-free broadcast produced by Sky Sports, with Croft and Brundle on commentary. From 2012 until 2018, NBC produced their own broadcast, with now-IndyCar lead commentator Leigh Diffey handling play-by-play alongside Steve Matchett, David Hobbs, and Buxton.
Both the Sky Sports and Channel 4 TV broadcasts are also available in the Republic of Ireland.
Univision Deportes serves as the official F1 broadcaster for the Spanish community in the United States, with Sergio Rodriguez handling lap-by-lap commentary, Gustavo Roche handling race analysis and Christina Romero handling pit reports.
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