Of the new to come for those who follow the races on tv : Canal + could lose the rights to broadcast in France at the end of the season 2017. But the discipline does not go back on a chain in clear.
For viewers French fans of Formula 1, an appointment will be made on Canal + on 26 march, with the kick-off of the season in 2017 in Melbourne. Broadcaster of the competition since 2013, the encrypted string may be bitten with the F1 by SFR, as revealed by Pure Media.
Patrick Drahi, owner of Altice, which is the integrated SFR and the media hub partner, is ready to sign a very large check for the rights of the discipline. Currently, Canal + pays 30 million euros per year. Patrick Drahi intends to make an offer significantly superior to allow one of the channels of the bouquet SFR Sports to broadcast the races, but also the qualifications and the free trials, without forgetting one or more magazines.
Our colleagues of Pure Media, citing a source close to the dossier which stated that ” to take the Formula 1 on its antennas, it is the insurance to see 300 000 to 400 000 diehards of the sport subscribe “. The next season could be of particular interest to the French, with the return of a round hexagonal in July 2018 at le Castellet. We can dream about elsewhere to see the race broadcast in the clear, as is the case for a few posters of football since Patrick Drahi has recovered the rights to the Premier League.