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Netflix adds to sports docuseries slate

Netflix has announced two new sporting docuseries: an as yet untitled series at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, featuring exclusive, behind-the-scenes footage of all 32 teams from the tournament; and Six Nations, an exclusive, inside look at the international rugby tournament.  Netflix has also announced a February 24th premiere for season five of hit […]

January 12, 2023

Extreme E names Gillett Head of Media Rights

Extreme E, the electric racing series which has just completed its second season, has appointed David Gillett joining as Head of Media Rights.    Gillett previously worked at Formula One Management from 2006 where he spent 11 years working in the media rights team. He then moved to Pitch International and worked on behalf of […]

December 15, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Extreme E delivers Season 2 finale on 100% renewable power

As Extreme E reached the end of its second season in Punta del Este, Uruguay, the championship reached a new milestone by delivering an event fully powered by renewable energy for the first time.As a result, the Uruguay Natural Energy X Prix focussed on just that – energy! In this case, shining a light on […]

November 30, 2022

ESPN: F1 2022 season sets US viewership records

The 2022 Formula 1 World Championship season has ended as the most-viewed ever on US television, beating a record that was set just last season. The season averaged 1.21 million viewers per race across ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC, a 28 per cent increase over the previous US television record of 949,000 average viewers that was […]

November 24, 2022

Lewis Hamilton launches prodco

Formula 1 drive Lewis Hamilton is launching a film and TV production company, saying he intends to help “diverse voices” and tell “impactful stories”. The production company, entitled Dawn Apollo films, is already working on two prjects: a Formula One movie set to star Brad Pitt and be helmed by Top Gun: Maverick director Joe […]

October 27, 2022

Hunt vs Lauda: The Next Generation sets UK release date

Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment has confirm that their latest Motor Racing documentary, Hunt vs Lauda: The Next Generation, directed by Charlotte Fantelli, will be released on DVD & Digital Download from November 28th. Audiences can relive the legendary story of two of the most iconic racing drivers in history as their fierce rivalry is rekindled by […]

October 20, 2022

DAZN acquires Ecclestone F1 docu-series

DAZN, the sports streaming service, has acquired the exclusive rights to stream the documentary series Lucky!, in six markets – Austria, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain and Switzerland. The eight-part series explores the story of Formula 1 as told by its founder, Bernie Ecclestone, and will land on DAZN later this year. Written and directed by […]

October 6, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Verstappen, Viaplay expand partnership

Formula 1 World Drivers’ Champion Max Verstappen and Viaplay have expanded their long-term, multi-market partnership. The Viaplay logo will be displayed on Verstappen’s race helmet from the upcoming Singapore Grand Prix onwards, and on the peak of his official Formula 1 driver cap starting next season. Verstappen will also feature in additional exclusive content for […]

September 29, 2022

SPI International, Outdoor Sport Channel distribution deal

SPI International, a Canal+ company, has signed a linear and on-demand multiyear distribution partnership deal with Outdoor Sport Channel, international outdoor sports television company. The deal enables SPI to distribute the channel in multiple formats – linear, FAST, or VOD – under the SPI portfolio via all of its international offices.“The top-quality programming selection of […]

September 26, 2022

Extreme E launches Racing for All initiative

Extreme E is pleased to announce the launch of its new Racing for All initiative, informed by the findings of The Hamilton Commission, which will create opportunities for a new generation of mechanical and engineering talent to join the world’s most radical off-road electric racing series.Through The Hamilton Commission’s report – Accelerating Change: Improving Representation […]

September 5, 2022