Singtel acquires the rights to broadcast Formula 1

Telecommunications company Singtel has acquired the rights to broadcast Formula 1 in Singapore, for the remainder of the 2021 season and the entire 2022 season.

Singtel’s sport coverage will kick off this weekend with the Turkish Grand Prix.

Practice, qualifying and racing will be available at no additional cost to all Singtel TV subscribers, with the remainder of this season’s Grand Prix being available only to subscribers to the World Sports, Value and Ultimate channel packages.

Singtel Consumer Singapore CEO Anna Yip said: “We have worked hard over the past few months to bring Formula 1 to Singtel TV so that our customers can continue to follow full live coverage of the exhilarating and full of races. ‘action.

“We are committed to providing customers with a wide range of sports content and continue to work closely with our partners to update our range.

“Sports fans can look forward to more top sporting events in the coming weeks,” Yip said.

Formula 1 rights were previously held exclusively by Fox Sports Asia, from 2017 to 2022, in 26 markets in Asia.

However, that deal ended on October 1, with the Walt Disney Company shutting down its Fox Sports Asia pay-TV channels.

Singtel also recently acquired non-exclusive rights for Ultimate Fighting Championship Fight Night Events, another former Fox property.

Several other Asia-Pacific pay TV channels and broadcasters have reclaimed the rights abandoned by Disney-owned Fox Sports Asia, including South Korean company Eclat Media Group, acquiring the rights to MotoGP and WorldSBK motorcycle racing, and Wimbledon and the US Open tennis tournament.

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