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Channel 4 takes over from BBC with Formula E coverage

Channel 4 takes over from BBC with Formula E coverage
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Channel 4 becomes the exclusive home of Formula E in the UK and will broadcast all 16 races a season live.

All 16 races in the annual Formula E calendar will be shown by Channel 4 as part of a major new multi-year agreement, it has been announced.

The deal sees C4 replace the BBC as the exclusive UK home of the sport starting with this season, which begins next weekend in Saudi Arabia.

Ten of the 16 races will be broadcast live on Channel 4 - more than in any previous season - with the remaining six being made available for free on All 4 and Channel 4's YouTube channel.

"Formula E is a fantastically exciting sport and this deal is wonderful news for sports fans," said Pete Andrews, Channel 4's head of sport.

"We're proud to be showcasing a sport with sustainability at its heart and one that plays such an important role in seeking to combat the climate crisis."

Coverage of round one in Diriyah will air on Channel 4's YouTube channel from 4.30pm on Friday, January 28, with round two airing on Channel 4 the following day.

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