CANAL+ to carry Formula E motorsport coverage in France

CANAL+ will have the exclusive broadcasting rights throughout France for live races, as well as Andorra and Monaco. Also, it will show a highlights programme after the action concludes.

“I’m delighted to announce this new broadcast deal with CANAL+,” said Ali Russell, director of media, for the Formula E league. “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 13 September.”

Formula E is slowly fanning out across the globe: CANAL+ will bring it to six million homes, but it also has two monster deals: the FOX Sports agreement covers 88 territories and 180 million households, while CCTV-5 in China reaches more than 200 million people. Also, TV Asahi in Japan reaches 51.4 million, and ITV4 is available tin about 26.2 million homes in the UK.

“We are very glad to be part of this new motorsport series,” said Cyril Linette, CANAL+ sports director. “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.”

 

Article source: http://www.rapidtvnews.com/2014081834946/canal-to-carry-formula-e-motorsport-coverage-in-france.html

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