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MTG extends F1 rights in Scandinavia and Baltics

September 12, 2014

lewishamiltonModern Times Group (MTG) the international entertainment group, has prolonged its exclusive broadcasting and online rights to Formula 1 racing by agreeing new three year deals. MTG will hold the rights until 2017 in the Baltics and 2018 in Scandinavia, where it has provided coverage of Formula 1 racing since 2005.

The qualifying sessions and races from all grand prix weekends will be shown live with local commentary on MTG’s online pay-TV service Viaplay in Sweden, Norway and Denmark, as well as in HD on MTG’s TV channels TV3+ (Denmark) and Viasat Motor (Norway, Sweden), and Viasat Sport Baltic (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania).

In addition to race coverage subscribers to the Viasat satellite platform and Viaplay will receive additional coverage such as, on-board camera feeds, driver tracking and timing, and highlights.

Bernie Ecclestone, CEO of Formula One Group, commented: “I am delighted we have managed to continue our successful relationship and hope that together we can continue to grow the Formula One fan base.”

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