FORMULA 1™ STAYS ON CANAL+ CHANNELS IN 2021 AND 2022
The CANAL+ GROUP is pleased and proud to extend its agreement with Formula One Management providing exclusive broadcast rights for the full Formula 1™ seasons in 2021 and 2022.
CANAL+ channels will continue to provide complete coverage each Grand Prix weekend, including the three practice sessions, qualifying session and race. Subscribers will be able to enjoy the entire event in every category (Formula 1, Formula 2 and Formula 3) on CANAL+, CANAL+ SPORT and CANAL+SPORT WEEK-END, and in expert mode on myCANAL (with extra features such as onboard cameras, race scores, race highlights and live timekeeping).
The broadcasts will be brimming with the expertise of the CANAL+ editorial team led by Thomas Sénécal, with Julien Fébreau and Jacques Villeneuve providing running commentary, Margot Laffite, Laurent Dupin, and consultants Jean Alesi, Franck Montagny, Loïc Duval.
Formula 1™ events on CANAL+ also reach well-known shows such as GRILLE (which follows drivers until moments before races begin); FORMULA ONE™, le magazine de la Formule 1™ ; Onboard, au coeur de la F1™ (race reruns from onboard cameras), and a series of documentaries including INTERIEUR SPORT, SPORT REPORTER and INVISIBLE all year round.
Thierry Cheleman, Director of Sports, CANAL+GROUP “After recently securing the Ligue 1 games starting next autumn, the two best Champions League clashes, and the Europa League’s top match starting in 2021, the renewal of the Formula 1™ rights is excellent news for our subscribers. Last season ended on a very high note, with audiences peaking at over 1.1 million for the Italian Grand Prix at Monza. CANAL+ viewers are very keen on Formula 1™ and appreciate the quality of our editorial content. The 2020 season on our channels will be packed with immersion in the heat of the action and expert insights, with full coverage, enriched services on myCANAL, reports, interviews and live programs from our journalists and consultants. On the tracks, Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen will be turning up the heat on Lewis Hamilton more than ever before. The three French drivers are looking forward to some fantastic challenges – especially Esteban Ocon at Renault. And the schedule this year is the first to feature 22 Grands Prix, the race will return to the Netherlands and Vietnam will host its first Grand Prix ever. So, there are countless good reasons to get all revved up about Formula 1 these coming seasons! ”