TSN announced an exciting new partnership with Sky Sports that provides Canadian viewers with Sky Sports’ award-winning broadcast coverage of the FIA Formula One World Championship.
As part of the new partnership, TSN will deliver expanded pre-race and post-race coverage for all 21 races on the F1 calendar – added on top of the network’s existing practice and qualifying coverage. All season long, fans will have access to the following new content:
Lead-in Coverage – TSN builds the buzz in the lead up to each Grand Prix race, with expanded coverage of qualifying, plus all-new pre-race coverage from Sky Sports featuring a track parade, driver interviews, and the rest of the action from the pit lane.
Race Coverage – TSN’s race-day coverage now features commentary and analysis from Sky Sports’ renowned broadcast team.
Post-Race Coverage – TSN’s post-race coverage from Sky Sports now includes podium celebrations, instant reaction from the track, detailed analysis of the race, and more.
“Canadian F1 fans are among the most passionate fan bases out there, and we look forward to bringing them Sky Sports’ world-class F1 coverage and commentary,” said Shawn Redmond, Vice-President of Programming, TSN. “This is another example of how we continue to leverage our five national feeds. By adding even more content to our growing line-up of championship events, we are better serving our fans and bringing tremendous value to our subscribers.”
F1 on TSN
As part of the network’s complete coverage of every F1 race throughout the 2016 season, TSN delivers exclusive live coverage of the only Canadian race on the F1 calendar: the Canadian Grand Prix – the most-watched motorsport event on Canadian soil.
In 2014, TSN and RDS reached a new media rights extension with the Formula One Group through to 2019, allowing the networks to maintain complete Canadian exclusivity of the entire FIA Formula One World Championship.
TSN and RDS have been delivering F1 coverage in Canada since 1992 and 1994, respectively.