Since the 2017 Formula 1 season is far approaching we take a look at what channel will be broadcasting the races live on tv in your part of the world. What kind of coverage you can expect and is it free or you have to pay to access live coverage of formula one depending on the country your reside in. Below table shows what channel will be broadcasting live formula 1 grand prix weekend in different parts of the world.
|United States||NBCSports (signed a four year deal)||Univision Deportes (Spanish un-interrupted)|
|United Kingdom||SkySports F1 Channel||Channel 4 (10 Grand Prixs Live)|
|Canada||RDS (French) & TSN (English)|
|Australia||FoxSports (All Races live on tv & internet)||Network Ten (10 Grand Prixs on free to air TV)|
|New Zealand||SkySports (every race live)|
|Germany||Sky Deutschland||RTL only qualifying & race, Sport1 highlights|
|France||Canal+ Sport & Canal+|
|Finland||MTV Max||Sub (just highlights)|
|Norway||Viasat Motor, Viasat Sport, Viaplay|
|Spain||Movistar F1||TV3, Antenna 3|
|Middle East||BeIN Sports|
|South Asia||STAR Sports|
|Italy||Sky Sport F1||Rai 1 (some live races) & Rai 2 (highlights)|
|Russia||Sport 1||Russia 2 (some races live|
|South Korea||SBS Sports|
|Latin America||Mediapro||Fox Sports 3 (Highlights)|
|Japan||Fuji TV Next|
|Ireland||Setanta Sport & SkySportsF1|
|Czech Republic||Sport 1/Sport 2|
NBC Sports Network Coverage In United States:
In 2012 NBC has struck a deal with F1 to broadcast the F1 races in United states for next 4 season which means US viewers can catch live action of all grand prix whole season at NBC Network. Most of the races to be shown live on NBCSN channel while a few on NBC News channel (CNBC) because of coverage conflicts.
The dedicated Formula 1 coverage on NBC network will be in english while the spanish viewers can get live coverage on “Univision Deportes” channel. It can cost upto US$720 a year if you want to get full access to NBC Formula 1 coverage for a season.
SkySports F1 & Channel 4 Coverage in United Kingdom:
SkySports has a deal with F1 for the exclusive right to all the formula 1 grand prixs in 2016. They have a dedicated f1 channel called “Skyf1” which coverage every formula 1 race with extensive coverage, buildups, live practice sessions and qualifying. 4 hours live coverage of race day and of course the repeats and highlights.
- BBC lost their 10 grand prix live coverage rights to “Channel 4”
“Channel4” took over the same contract as BBC to broadcast 10 grand prixs on free-to-air channel in United Kingdom. They do have exclusive rights to British Grand Prix and the last Grand Prix of the season.
Formula one is by far the most watched and popular motorsport competition in the world with more than 425 million people tuned in to watch F1 races at some point of 2015 season where Lewis Hamilton came out as champion. TV channels around the world broadcast the races live in different countries and all channels in the world take the live feed produced by FOM (Formula One Management). Several years back the host the host nation of every race will produced the feed which is later distributed to worldwide channels for example British Grand Prix feed was produced by BBC or SkySports but since 2007 F1 management is produced the feed.