June 28, 2022

Formula E secures more free-to-air reach ahead of season finale

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Formula E secures more free-to-air reach ahead of season finale

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  • Quest and BBC to provide coverage across the UK
  • CBS, TVA Sports and TVN to air season finale in North America
  • Races, qualifying, practice and news to be available on Sat 1 and Ran.de in Germany

Electric single-seater championship Formula E has widened its free-to-air (FTA) coverage ahead of the season finale in Berlin on 14th and 15th August.

The two races, which will take place at Tempelhof Airport, will be broadcast on more than 40 FTA networks worldwide.

In the UK, fans will be able to watch Saturday’s race on Discovery-owned commercial network Quest and the BBC’s digital platforms, with the Sunday race to be aired on public service broadcaster’s BBC Two linear channel. In Germany, the races will be broadcast on the Sat 1 commercial channel, with news, practice and qualifying streamed on Ran.de.

Meanwhile, in France, FTA coverage will be provided by La Chaine L’Equipe and L’Equipe.fr, with the Eurosport 2 pay-TV channel also carrying the race. Italian fans will be able to watch coverage on terrestrial broadcaster Channel 20, Mediaset-owned FTA network Italia Uno, as well as pay channel Sky Italia and commercial broadcaster Mediaset.

Throughout Europe, the season finale will be broadcast on Discovery-owned pay-TV channel Eurosport 2 and its digital platform, Eurosport Player.

In the US, following the record-breaking success of the New York ePrix on the CBS, CBS Sports Network will air the races live, whilst pay-TV channels TVA Sports and TVN in Canada will broadcast the weekend in French and English.

Additionally, pay-TV channel Claro Sports will provide coverage across Latin America, with subscription-based media giant Fox Sports and FTA broadcaster Azteca Deportes showing the weekend in Mexico.

Looking to Asia, subscription-based service Star Sports Select and over-the-top (OTT) streaming service Disney+ Hotstar plan to provide coverage for fans in the Indian subcontinent, while Fox Sports 2 and OTT video streaming service DAZN will show the races across Southeast Asia.

In Africa, FTA channel SuperSport Motorsport and subscription pay-TV broadcaster Variety 1 will air the finale, and in South Africa, coverage will be available via FTA national broadcaster SABC Sport.

“With the title race still too close to call after one of the most open and unpredictable seasons on record, all eyes will be on the final two races in Berlin,” said Aarti Dabas, chief media officer at Formula E.

“As such, we wanted to ensure that as many fans from around the world can tune in to see who lifts that all-important first ABB FIA Formula E World Championship trophy.

“We’ve already seen a substantial uplift in our live race viewers across key markets and thanks to our growing network of broadcast partners, we’re expecting even greater audience growth and engagement following next week’s season finale showdown.”