Fox and Star Sports extend F1 rights in Asia
October 3, 2014
Fox Sports and Star Sports will continue their exclusive broadcast of the FIA F1World Championship for another seven years in Asia, from 2016 till the 2022 season. The multi-territory deal with F1 Management provides Fox Sports with exclusive broadcast rights (cable and satellite and terrestrial) and multi-media rights to more countries in Asia than ever before including Japan.
With the new agreement, Fox Sports and Star Sports will continue with live coverage of every F1 Practice, Qualifying and Race, which includes studio presentation and on-site presence for key races, broadcasting from the new studios in Japan, India, Singapore and Taiwan.
In addition, fans can choose to enjoy races with the various ‘second screen’ options, like through the RaceMateLive app, which provides live drivers’ and pit-lane views, as well as multiple camera feeds and race statistics, or Fox Sports Play at www.foxplayasia.com or via the iOS and Android apps, for live or on-demand action. Subscribers to Fox Sports Mobile may also follow the action streamed live to their mobile phones. Extensive highlights are also available on the 24/7 sports news channel, Fox Sports News.
Viewers in Indonesia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Thailand will also be able to access commentary in Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Malaysia, Cantonese, Mandarin and Thai respectively, in addition to English.
“This seven-year agreement for Formula 1 racing in Asia is in line with FOX Sports’ long-term strategy of continually investing in the property, to provide our viewers and clients with the best-in-class F1 experience. Equally important, it assures us as well our affiliate partners a long term horizon”, said Zubin Gandevia, President, Asia-Pacific and Middle East, FOX International Channels.