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Singtel Acquires Broadcasting Rights To Formula One


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

Singtel’s coverage of the sport will start this weekend with the Turkish Grand Prix.

Practice, qualifying and the race will be available at no extra cost to all Singtel TV subscribers, with the remaining Grand Prix this season available only to subscribers to the World Sports, Value and Ultimate channel packages.

Singtel’s Consumer Singapore CEO, Anna Yip, said: “We have been working hard over the past months to bring Formula 1 to Singtel TV so that our customers can continue to catch comprehensive live coverage of the exhilarating, action-packed races.”

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

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

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

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

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

Several other Asia-pacific pay-television and broadcasters have been picking up rights dropped by the Disney-owned Fox Sports Asia, including South Korean firm Eclat Media Group, acquiring rights for MotoGP and WorldSBK motorcycle racing, and Wimbledon and US Open tennis. 

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