ESPN replaces NBC as US home of Formula One
Pay-TV sports broadcaster ESPN has acquired the US rights for Formula One, the Liberty Media-owned elite global motorsport series, from the start of next year.
Sean Bratches, managing director of commercial operations at Formula One and a former ESPN executive, added: “We are excited about the return of the world’s foremost motor racing platform to the ABC and ESPN platforms.
Abc ‘s Wide World of Sports first started airing live Grands Prix in the early 1960s and this linear and digital partnership with ESPN represents a significant step forward in achieving Formula One’s aim of broadening the sport’s appeal.
Source: Sports Pro Media