Quest, the Discovery-owned free-to-air TV channel, has boosted its sports offering after reaching agreement to screen the forthcoming 2018-19 ABB FIA Formula E Championship.
The deal with Formula E will see Quest broadcast up to four races from the forthcoming season live as well as a full highlights package of every single race during the 2018-19 edition on its linear channel and on-demand via QuestOD.co.uk or the QuestOD app.
The four races to be screened live on Quest will be announced at a future date.
The fifth season of the electric street racing series is set to kick-off on December 15 and will feature some of the world’s most renoened motorsport brands on the grid including Audi, Jaguar and Nissan with BMW entering Formula E as a manufacturer for the first time.
Simon Downing, Head of Quest and Eurosport UK, said: “We are delighted to be adding to our sports line-up on Quest. The upcoming season is set to be an incredible one with plenty of action for fans to enjoy. As this franchise continues to evolve, we are excited to say that we will be there every step of the way.”
Ali Russell, Director of Media & Business Development at Formula E, said: “We are delighted that Quest have become a major addition to our UK broadcast offering for Season 5, guaranteeing that the ABB FIA Formula E Championship will continue to be available on a free-to-air basis in a key market for us.We are excited by Quest’s coverage plans and believe that this partnership will further amplify the popularity and growth of Formula E in the UK”.