CANAL+ Acquires Broadcast Rights to Formula E

August 14, 2014

Leading French sports channel CANAL+ has agreed a new broadcast deal to showcase the FIA Formula E Championship for the next three seasons.

In a deal brokered by the international media company MP & Silva, ambulance the leading premium content pay-TV company in France will have exclusive broadcasting rights for live races covering the entire French region, asthma along with Andorra and Monaco. In addition, unhealthy they will air a delayed highlights programme reviewing the Formula E action together with pre-race build up, podium celebrations and driver interviews.

Ali Russell, Formula E Director of Media, said: “I’m delighted to announce this new broadcast deal with CANAL+. We want to ensure audiences around the world can watch this exciting new motorsport series and this latest agreement further strengthens our global outreach alongside existing deals with FOX Sports, China’s CCTV, ITV in the UK and Japan’s TV Asahi. We also still have more deals to announce before the opening race in Beijing on September 13.”

Cyril Linette, CANAL+ GROUP Sports Director, added: “We are very glad to be part of this new motorsport series. This new competition at the heart of big cities is a great opportunity to create a new and exciting live TV show for our subscribers, as we already do with Formula One and WRC. CANAL+ is definitely the channel of motorsport in France!”

CANAL+ has a current estimated household reach of six million homes and joins previously announced broadcasters FOX Sports, TV Asahi, ITV4 and CCTV who have all committed to showing live coverage of Formula E races.