Series wraps up 2009 TV deals

A1GP Scores Big on New TV Deals London, Great Britain -- A1GP World Cup of Motorsport is due to hit the ground running with a full line of up of both new and renewed TV deals ensuring continued worldwide exposure for the series that kicks ...

A1GP Scores Big on New TV Deals

London, Great Britain -- A1GP World Cup of Motorsport is due to hit the ground running with a full line of up of both new and renewed TV deals ensuring continued worldwide exposure for the series that kicks off Season Four in less than a month.

Commenting on the new agreements, A1GP's Director of Broadcast, Richard Dorfman said: "A1GP continues to attract new broadcasters around the globe along with our original family of carriers which have been with us since our inception. This is testament to the growing popularity and acceptance of the series by many of the worlds most highly viewed channels."

A1GP has taken a major leap forward in Italy with the commitment of RAI. The national broadcaster, which hosts several channels, will broadcast all the races in Season Four in their entirety either live or slightly delayed. Complementing the new deal in Italy, A1GP is pleased to announce the signing of NT1 France, along with their channels such as Men and Motors, which will air the series in full.

Sky Sports, one of the top sports broadcasters in Europe and Five UK have both extended their agreements to broadcast the series. Sky Sports has extended its contract for a further three seasons and will continue to broadcast live coverage of Saturday qualifying and Sunday's races while Five will continue its highlights package in its regular late night sports slot within a week of the race.

In addition, Pan-Asian broadcaster, ESPN Star Sports (ESS) which reaches more than 30 countries and territories in the region has also signed a renewal. Other new carriers include TEN Sports India and TV1 Indonesia who join a continuing group of broadcasters including Fox Sports Australia, RTL Holland, Sport TV Portugal and SABC, to name but a few.

Through its network of broadcast partners across the globe, A1GP fans will be able to follow the series in over 150 countries worldwide as the new cars prepare to line up on the grid for the very first time at A1GP Zandvoort, Netherlands on 4-5 October.

A1GP BROADCAST LICENSEES 2008/2009

ASIA

Asia & Pan Asia: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Caledonia, North Korea, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam
ESPN Star Sports - Satellite

India
Zee TV - Satellite
Taj TV - Satellite

Malaysia
RTM - Free to air

Pakistan
Geo Super

OCEANIA

Australia
Fox Sports - Satellite
Nine Network - Free to air

New Zealand
TV3 - Free to air

MIDDLE EAST

Lebanon
ANB - Free to air

AFRICA

French Speaking Africa
NT1 - Free to air digital

Nigeria
Hi TV - Cable

South Africa
SABC - Free to air

Rest of Africa: Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, Angola, Kenya, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Ghana, Uganda, Mozambique, Swaziland, Ethiopia, Burundi, Mauritius, Cameroon, Eritrea, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Sudan, Gambia, Liberia, Guinea, Congo, Senegal, Gabon, Togo, Benin, Niger, Central Africa, Chad, Comores, Mali
SABC - Satellite

AMERICAS

Brazil
Rede TV

Latin America: Anguilla, Aruba, Antigua, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Barbuda, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Rep, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guadaloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, St Chirstopher (St Kitts)&Nevis, St Lucia, St Marten, St Vincent&The Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad&Tonago, Turks&Caicos Islands, Uruguay, Venezuala
Speed Latin America - Satellite

Mexico
Televisa Sports - Free to air

USA
America One - Out of season replays

USA, Latin America + Canada
Setanta - Satellite

EUROPE

Belgium
NT1 - Free to air digital

France
NT1 - Free to air digital

Greece, Cyprus
Supersport - Satellite

Greece (highlights only)
ERT

Italy
Raisportpiù - Satellite

Luxembourg
NT1 - Free to air digital

Malta
Melita - TBC

Monaco
NT1 - Free to air digital

The Netherlands
RTL7 - Free to air

Portugal
Sport TV

Russia (Highlights only)
RTR Sport - Free to air

Spain
Sogecable - Satellite

Switzerland (German speaking)
Schweiser Sport Fernshen (SSF) - Free to air

Switzerland (French speaking)
NT1 - Free to air digital

Ukraine
Poverkhnost TV - Satellite

United Kingdom (Highlights)
Channel Five - Free to air

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Isle of Man, Channel Islands
Sky Sports - Satellite

WORLDWIDE
Gilette World Sport

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