MUMBAI: The days of Formula One races airing on free to air channels in Italy has come to an end with News Corp-owned pay TV broadcaster Sky Italy securing the live telecast rights for all the races starting 2013.
Of the total 20 races, only nine of the races will be shown
live free-to-air while the remaining 11 races will have delayed
telecast. Public service broadcaster RAI currently holds the
Sky Italia has bought the rights for all
platforms including web, tablet, smartphone and IPTV (Internet
The national broadcaster who would acquire
a share of the rights would be agreed between Sky and Formula
One, the broadcaster said.