BT Sport renews Formula E highlights deal for 2017-18
The UK is to have three broadcasters of electric motor racing's Formula E in the 2017-18 season, after pay-television's BT Sport today renewed its highlights deal.
BT Sport will air an extended highlights programme from every round of the championship, beginning with the season-opener in Hong Kong on 2 and 3 December.
It will also carry Formula E's official magazine show 'Street Racers', featuring news, driver interviews and original features.
Simon Green, head of BT Sport, said: "It’s great news for motorsport fans that BT Sport will continue to show even more Formula E action as we head into season four."
Channel 5, the UK commercial broadcaster, showed live coverage of Formula E last season, replacing ITV4, the sport and general entertainment digital channel of ITV, and is listed to show delayed coverage of the Hong Kong ePrix.
Last month, Eurosport, the pan-European broadcaster, acquired rights across the continent to the next three seasons of Formula E. Formula E said at the time that the deal is exclusive, not including the UK and Italy where Eurosport has non-exclusive rights.
Eurosport will be the only broadcaster offering live coverage of the Hong Kong ePrix in the UK.