RTL, the TV broadcaster, also wants to broadcast Formula 1 races after the coming season.
We are in talks,”RTL spokesman Matthias BolHofer told the”German Press Agency”about the current procurement process for the rights of 2021. The formula 1 is and remains one of the most popular and most popular serial sports formats.”
Due to the RTL contract still in force, the most important motorsport series continues to run completely on free television in mid-March. In parallel, the pay-TV channel Sky, which according to dpa information is also interested in a new contract with formula 1.
In other TV markets, individual races run exclusively on pay-TV. In the UK and Ireland, television viewers have been receiving formula 1 since summer 2019 only live if they have a “Sky” subscription. The only exception is the UK Grand Prix, which continues to be broadcast on free TV.