F1 goes fully pay-TV in Germany as Sky nets exclusive deal

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Pay-television broadcaster Sky Deutschland has agreed a new multi-year deal for Formula 1 rights in Germany that will see the motor-racing series fully behind a paywall in the country for the first time.

The deal with Formula One Management, the sport’s commercial arm, is for exclusive rights from 2021. It includes full coverage of every F1 Grand Prix including practice sessions, qualification and the championship races, as well as rights to Formula 2, Formula 3 and Porsche Supercup.

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