RTL withdraws from 2021 from the world of formula 1. The Motorsport-king class, then exclusively in the Pay TV to see. And not only that.

The formula 1* and the channel RTL go after this season our separate ways. How RTL announced that it will exit the TV station after the season 2020 from the Live coverage . Since 1991, RTL the formula 1 in Germany. the formula 1 is 2021 only at Sky to.

Update from 23. June, 23.15: Sebastian Vettel is in his last season at Ferrari. The friendly formula 1 magnate Bernie Ecclestone * has been worried with the Ex-champion of the world – and brings the departure of RTL with the edge of the in connection.

Update 22. June, 16 at: it is Now official: The formula 1 it is the season of 2021, only the Pay-TV channel Sky .

The media company from Unterföhring near Munich, announced this Monday afternoon. Furthermore, the group announced a formula 1 , the reported 24-hours a day, only the king class of motor sport.

according to Sky only four races need to be freely accessible. The Free-TV channel RTL shows the formula 1, only to the end of the this year’s season, the on 5. July to start. The Cologne-based company had withdrawn because of the supposedly overheated market, the argument is that, from the negotiations about the TV-rights back.

Sky RTL: formula 1 rights in Germany in the future exclusive

Sky transfers so far, parallel to RTL and has now secured “the long-term the exclusive transmission rights”. The Pay-TV broadcaster wants to transmit all the race weekends, the formula 1 live, from the first free practice until the race on Sunday.

+ the duel between Ferrari and Mercedes at the Grand Prix of Austria.©picture alliance/dpa / Georg Hochmuth

the purchase price were not made information. On the same day, the company announced that it has purchased three packages of the Bundesliga. In addition, Sky announced a program Offensive with four new channels.

With Sky sports F1 the company, which belongs to the U.S. group Comcast wants to bring, “the first linear formula 1 in the German television at the Start of the shows 24 hours a day exclusively to Motorsport Content”.

RTL withdrawal from formula 1: What is the pit Reporter Kai Ebel?

Update 22. June, 15.35 PM: RTL withdraws from formula 1 – and with the TV channel Kai Ebel * ? The cult-Reporter expresses cryptic in Instagram.

Update 22. June, 11: 30 a.m.: It is a real TV-Hammer! From next season (2021) will no longer be able to see the formula 1 at RTL in the Free TV – but only with the Sky .

TV rights in formula 1: ServusTV as an Option for German Motorsport Fans?

For German Motorsport Fans could, however, arise a kind of slip angle. The Portal motorsport-total.com bring to a possible commitment of the Austrian broadcaster ServusTV into the game. It is a subsidiary of the Red Bull group of billionaire Dietrich Mateschitz , which, in turn, keeps for years, a private formula 1 Team under.

The Motorsport Portal, citing an Interview with the Red Bull -founder and Boss with the Salzburger Nachrichten of February 2020. “We are, in principle, not a sports channel”, had Mateschitz said at the time: “We have to consider such a possibility good.”

+ Red Bull founder Dietrich Mateschitz.©dpa / Jan Woitas

And yet the 76-year-old Mateschitz, who is friends with FC Bayern honorary President Uli Hoeness* out of lock, an acquisition of TV-Right at the prominent Motorsport series.

formula 1 rights are for a station is always interesting, but we can now say anything. We must wait and see how the ORF decides, and what makes Sky ,” said Mateschitz at the time: “It just depends on the market situation. We observe, and which must always be interesting.“

Even the daily Telegraph had reported interest from ServusTV on the television, and Streaming marketing. Accordingly, the public service ORF wanted to prolong but his TV rights to the formula 1 .

What does this mean for German Motorsport audience? Both the ORF and ServusTV are in the South of the Republic part can be received. Just when watching via the Online media library is likely to be, however, the question of whether the formula 1 outside of Austria would be locked.

It remains to be kinky and exciting.

TV rights in formula 1: RTL rises to almost three decades

first message – München – Bitter news for all German formula 1 Fans. RTL

announced that after this season from reporting out. The channel is showing the formula 1 since 1991.

this is Where shown the formula 1* from 2021 onwards, is not yet known. However, there is the fear that the king class of motor sport overflows from next season to Pay-TV. So far, the Pay-TV broadcaster Sky revealed the formula 1, but also in the case of Sky, the broadcasting rights are to expire at the end of the season.

RTL from increases in formula 1: “to offer If competitors are in the game, ready, Double…”

“If competitors in the game that are willing to offer Double that amount, and you have to deal with an opt-out scenario, necessarily,“ said RTL’s head of sports, Manfred Loppe .

“The competition for the TV rights has changed, the market is overheated, and thus is quite ambitious, yet economically viable framework to leave, we have set ourselves,” said RTL -managing Director Jörg Graf and announced: “We will, now, with all the force Passion and pleasure in the football as a TV sports number 1 and our recently acquired right package focus.“ A serene Moment has delivered during the RTL-weather presenter Bernd Fuchs, in which he was able to in a Live broadcast in a fit of laughter, not control.

RTL shows no formula 1 – is the exit, Vettel’s at Ferrari and one of the reasons?

RTL accompanied, since 1991, the formula 1* in Germany, and thus the meteoric rise of Michael Schumacher for the record of world champion. The departure of Sebastian Vettel at Ferrari* could have played the next year and the likely scenario that there is a coming season is no German racing driver in the formula 1, in the case of the decision of RTL also has a role.

Maybe it draws Vettel, but Ferrari’s rivals Mercedes, the Ferrari boss said recently about a change and surprised with a Hamilton statement.

In the area of football has RTL aktuell transfer of rights of games and Europa League and the new Europe Conference League . The Conference League to be held from the season 2021/22 and after the Champions League and the Europa League is the third most important continental competition in Europe.

However, the RTL collides with another decision, to little positive response from the audience. They therefore threaten to boycott the show.


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