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Free-TV-Aus for Formula 1: German fans look in the tube - because of newly acquired rights for other sports

2023-01-17T17:22:22.411Z


Formula 1 will disappear from linear television this year. From now on, there will no longer be any races in the premier class of motorsport on German free TV.


Formula 1 will disappear from linear television this year.

From now on, there will no longer be any races in the premier class of motorsport on German free TV.

Cologne – German Formula 1 fans are having a hard time these days.

After the resignation of Sebastian Vettel, one of the most popular drivers left the group of pilots.

After Mick Schumacher was eliminated from Haas, Nico Hülkenberg was the only regular driver from Germany.

Now motorsport fans have to cope with another piece of bitter news: in the future there will be no more live races in the premier class on free TV.

Formula 1: RTL will no longer show the motorsport series on free TV from this year

This emerges from a report by

Bild

.

According to this, the broadcaster RTL, which had shown four races on TV last year, should have come up empty-handed for this year.

A spokesman for the private broadcaster confirmed the decision to the newspaper.

"We have decided not to broadcast individual Formula 1 races in 2023," said the spokesman and revealed: "We are concentrating on football and our newly acquired NFL rights on free TV." So there will be more football in the future and American football on RTL - to the chagrin of the Formula 1 fans.

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In the future, Formula 1 will only be shown on pay TV.

© Hamad Mohammed/dpa

Formula 1: RTL wanted more than four races – but the rights were probably too expensive

The offer for Formula 1 fans on free TV has been successively limited in recent years.

After RTL lost the broadcasting rights to Sky in 2021, he secured four races each for 2021 and 2022. Now the broadcaster with German headquarters in Cologne is forced to get out.

According to the image

, the reason for this should be

the required sum.

RTL had actually planned to show more than four races this year.

The requested amount of around ten million euros for the TV rights was apparently too high.

(ajr)

List of rubrics: © Hamad Mohammed/dpa

Source: merkur

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