Formula 1
Formula 1
30 Apr
-
03 May
FP1 in
67 days
07 May
-
10 May
FP1 in
74 days
21 May
-
24 May
FP1 in
87 days
R
Azerbaijan GP
04 Jun
-
07 Jun
FP1 in
102 days
11 Jun
-
14 Jun
FP1 in
109 days
25 Jun
-
28 Jun
FP1 in
123 days
02 Jul
-
05 Jul
FP1 in
130 days
16 Jul
-
19 Jul
FP1 in
144 days
R
Hungarian GP
30 Jul
-
02 Aug
FP1 in
158 days
27 Aug
-
30 Aug
FP1 in
186 days
03 Sep
-
06 Sep
FP1 in
193 days
R
Singapore GP
17 Sep
-
20 Sep
FP1 in
207 days
24 Sep
-
27 Sep
FP1 in
214 days
R
United States GP
22 Oct
-
25 Oct
FP1 in
242 days
29 Oct
-
01 Nov
FP1 in
249 days
R
Brazilian GP
12 Nov
-
15 Nov
FP1 in
263 days
R
Abu Dhabi GP
26 Nov
-
29 Nov
FP1 in
277 days

F1 taking action over illegal broadcasts

shares
comments
F1 taking action over illegal broadcasts
By:
Jun 23, 2018, 2:20 PM

Formula 1 chiefs have launched an investigation into the illegal transmission of footage this season by channel beoutQ which broadcasts in the Middle East.

A statement from F1's owner Liberty Media said it was ready to take "appropriate action" for what it considered was unauthorised transmission of its content this season.

The statement said: "beoutQ has not acquired any rights from Formula 1 to transmit coverage of the FIA Formula One World Championship.

"Formula 1 takes intellectual property infringement of this nature extremely seriously, we are looking in to the issue and those that are involved and will take appropriate action."

One of F1's major revenue streams come from the sale of television rights deal, with channels spending tens of millions of pounds each year for exclusive rights in their countries.

While illegal streaming of its content on websites used to be F1's biggest problem, this is the first time that a channel has been caught showing coverage without permission.

BeoutQ has already been in the headlines this week with football's governing body FIFA claiming that the channel was illegally showing World Cup matches.

 

Next article
Grosjean's engine sent back to Ferrari for checks

Previous article

Grosjean's engine sent back to Ferrari for checks

Next article

Ferrari uses up curfew 'joker' by mistake

Ferrari uses up curfew 'joker' by mistake
Load comments

About this article

Series Formula 1
Author Jonathan Noble