Eurosport has extended its agreement with the FIA Formula E Championship that will see the broadcaster showcase series to all of Europe for the first time from the 2017-18 season.
Starting on the weekend of 2-3 December 2017 with a double-header in Hong Kong, all 14 races will be broadcast live on Eurosport across the continent.
From this season, Eurosport will hold exclusive and sub-licensing rights across Europe (excluding UK and Italy where Eurosport holds non-exclusive rights). Eurosport will sub-licence some rights to free to air broadcasters which will complement its own coverage in selected markets.
Eurosport broadcast the FIA Formula E Championship for the first time in the German, Polish and Nordics regions in 2015 with the Netherlands added to the list of countries that showed the series last year.
“With its unique approach to innovation and willingness to try new things to deepen engagement with passionate motorsport fans, there is a very real symmetry between Formula E and Eurosport’s values,” said Eurosport CEO Peter Huton.
“Having broadcast the championship on Eurosport for the past two seasons, we believe we have played an important part in helping to grow the sport. Particularly when you consider our established coverage of motorsport in Europe, we are thrilled to be able to play a part in bringing the sport to more people and seeing Formula E back on Eurosport’s screens once again for 2017-18.”