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Formula 1

F1 to launch free streaming TV channel ahead of Miami GP

F1 has announced it is launching a free streaming service in the United States to supplement the coverage provide by ESPN and F1 TV. The new channel is will offer highlights, analysis and full race re-runs of classic grands prix.

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Formula 1 has announced it is launching a new TV channel in the United States of America.

The free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) channel will provide fans with a mix of analysis, replays and documentaries - as well as full re-runs of classic grands prix.

The channel is launching ahead of F1's third visit to Florida for the Miami Grand Prix.

Operated by C15 Studio, the service will be available on leading platforms, such as Samsung TV Plus, Amazon Freevee and Pluto TV.

The pre-scheduled programming will include replays and detailed highlights of action the current F1, F2, F3 and F1 Academy seasons, which will become available five days after the grand prix.

The service will support the core live offerings presented by ESPN and F1 TV.

'Designed to evolve and elevate'

Ian Holmes, director of media rights and content creation at Formula 1 said of the move: “The Formula 1 Channel is the latest development by F1 designed to further evolve and elevate our content experience for fans.

"This service caters to the diverse viewing habits of our USA fanbase and serves as a great entry point for new fans into the sport, through strong curated programming, which aims to showcase the drama of F1.

"Together with C15 Studio, we hope to develop the Formula 1 Channel into an industry leading product, that serves alongside our existing live broadcast offering with ESPN and F1 TV, to give fans a truly comprehensive F1 experience 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”

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