The Formula One World Championship will be shown in 10 countries across Asia after beIN Sports secured the exclusive rights to the competition.
The new media deal, which begins in 2023 and runs until the conclusion of the 2025 championship, includes rights to all Grand Prix, Sprint Races, Qualifying and Practice sessions.
Ian Holmes, Director of Media Rights and Content Creation at Formula One, said: “Following a number of years of growing interest across Asia, we are delighted to announce this partnership with beIN Sports.”
The 10 Asian territories included in the agreement are Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, Timor-Leste, Philippines, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia.
“As Formula One continues to attract new fans around the world, world-class broadcasting is key, and this agreement will allow us to find new and innovative ways for our Asian fans to follow and engage with our sport,” Holmes added.
Coverage begins with the season opener, the Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix from the Sakhir International Circuit from 3-5 March.
The Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix night race takes place from 15-17 September, with the 2023 Formula One season concluding at the Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix from 24-26 November.
“We are extremely excited to add Formula One as we continue to invest in strengthening our ever-expanding line-up of sports content for our viewers,” stated Mike Kerr, Managing Director of beIN Asia Pacific.
“With the rapid growth Formula One has experienced in recent years, we look forward to working alongside Formula One to broaden its fan base in our markets by bringing an unparalleled viewing experience across all screens.”
Max Verstappen of Red Bull Racing will be looking to defend his crown, having won the last two drivers’ titles.