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Formula E Season 2 Update: More Live TV Coverage

With just one season in the books, Formula E is catching on with race fans worldwide.  For the 2015-2016 season, the electric car circuit is adding more live television coverage.

Eurosport to Broadcast Formula E Live

All 11 rounds of the 2015-2016 FIA Formula E Championship will be televised live and free-to-air on Eurosport in Germany.

Eurosport has secured the exclusive TV and digital rights to the FIA Formula E Championship for the next two seasons in Germany, Poland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland, as well as Iceland on a non-exclusive basis.

Ali Russell, Director of Media and Strategic Partnerships, said: “I’m pleased to announce the new broadcast deal with Eurosport for the next two seasons of the FIA Formula E Championship. Following the success of the inaugural season we want to ensure audiences can continue to watch and engage with the series. This latest agreement reinforces our outreach across key target markets in Europe alongside other existing deals.”

Peter Hutton, Chief Executive Officer, Eurosport said: “Motorsport is one of Eurosport’s pillars, with the channel broadcasting major events including MotoGP, FIA WTCC, Le Mans 24 Hours and the World Superbike Championship. Securing the rights to Formula E further bolsters the channel’s portfolio with a unique brand of racing. It supports our strategy to bring must-have content to local viewers whilst reaching a wider audience.”

Hans-Jurgen Abt, team principal ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport, said: “Formula E live on free television – that’s great news for all motorsport fans in Germany. We already received a lot of positive feedback about our commitment during the first season and are now looking forward to making the next step together with Eurosport. Our race cars are already on their way to Beijing and our team is well prepared. We are ready for the season opener in China.”

Italy’s Rai Adds Live Coverage

Italy’s leading public broadcast network Rai will air live coverage of the FIA Formula E Championship for the next two seasons.

All programmes will feature comprehensive coverage of each live race together with pre-race build-up – including highlights from the day’s earlier practice and qualifying sessions – podium celebrations and post- race interviews.

Ali Russell, Director of Media and Strategic Partnerships at Formula E, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Rai to the increasing list of broadcasters of the FIA Formula E Championship. As a nation renowned for its passion for motorsport, Rai is the ideal platform to showcase Formula E in Italy.”

Carlos Paris, Head of Rai Sport, said: “We are pleased to announce this new partnership with Formula E. Motorsport plays such a big part of the Italian sporting culture and we look forward to showing an innovative and exciting new series such as Formula E to a wider audience.”

Jarno Trulli, team owner of Trulli Formula E, said: “It’s a great opportunity for Formula E and motorsport fans to have Rai broadcasting the live races of our series in Italy, it’s a step forward to make the series grow and get stronger after a successful first season. I’m looking forward to cooperate with Rai and show the Italian fans what we are truly doing with our technology.”

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