BBC to bring fans every race of ABB FIA Formula E Championship on live events platform in UK
British public broadcaster to show all Formula E races live in season five across website, BBC iPlayer and red button
‘It is imperative that Formula E remained on a free-to-air network in the UK and what better place to showcase some of the best and most competitive racing than on the BBC.’
Media & Business Development Director at Formula E
LONDON, UK (November 13, 2018) – The ABB FIA Formula E Championship will be shown on the BBC for the very first time, with the British public broadcaster bringing fans every race of the new season on their live events platform.
Starting on December 15 with the opening round of season five – the SAUDIA Ad Diriyah E-Prix – the new partnership will see Formula E aired live across the BBC in the UK – with all races available to watch via the BBC Sport website, BBC iPlayer and BBC red button.
Alongside the comprehensive online and digital coverage of the electric street racing series, one E-Prix will also be transmitted live on BBC network television this coming season.
Ali Russell, Media & Business Development Director at Formula E, said: “The ABB FIA Formula E Championship will continue to be broadcast to the masses and across a variety of platforms in the UK. It’s imperative that Formula E remained on a free-to-air network in such an important territory and key market for motorsport. What better place to showcase some of the best and most competitive racing than on the BBC. We’re fully-charged and ready for the new season on the streets of the most recognisable cities – and this year promises to be more intense and unpredictable than ever.”
Barbara Slater, Director of BBC Sport, said: “It’s great news that live motorsport is returning to our screens at the BBC. I’ve no doubt the upcoming season will bring with it some exciting wheel-to-wheel moments and we can’t wait for it to begin.”