RTL will not broadcast any races in 2023

No Schumacher in Formula 1, no broadcast on RTL. The finish of an period has come: RTL has been broadcasting top quality since 1991. But: as early as 2021, the broadcaster misplaced its broadcasting rights to Sky. As a compromise, 4 races per season have been sublicensed. Now over, Formula 1 motion on RTL is historical past. Succession to the throne is unknown.

Sebastian Vettel, no Formula 1 on RTL

“We have determined not to broadcast particular person Formula 1 races in 2023,” RTL stated. “We’re centered on soccer and our newly acquired NFL rights on free-to-air tv.” The NFL will change from ProSieben to RTL and Nitro beginning in 2023.

Like Sebastian Vettel and Mick Schumacher, RTL will retire from Formula 1 in 2022, Photo: LAT Images

According to ‘Bild’, RTL wished to indicate extra races and pay much less for them. The German tv firm paid about ten million euros for the broadcasts. Too costly, too few races: RTL and Sky have not agreed and the Cologne broadcaster will lose its rights to the primary class.

Formula 1 in Germany: There isn’t any viewers with out noise

In addition to the monetary elements, RTL scores have been down through the Formula 1 weekend. Three million viewers was essentially the most. Under Michael Schumacher, an viewers of over ten million was normal. In the goal group between 14 and 49 years outdated, solely ten % watched the race in Brazil. Compared to 2021, it managed to extend its viewers by 100,000, not like Sky, which has 800,000 viewers.

Sky Germany has secured the rights till 2027 (Sky UK till 2029) and desires to focus extra on exclusivity. Nevertheless, the pay TV broadcaster does not have to voluntarily discover a new companion to broadcast the upcoming Formula 1 season.

RTL successor wished with cash

Sky is legally sure to broadcast 4 races on free-to-air TV till 2024. From 2025, a most of 1 race per season, provided that the Grand Prix is ​​held in Germany. Who will now safe the pole as successor to RTL? According to ‘Bild’, ProSieben in addition to ARD and ZDF needs to be .

Gunther Steiner and Max Verstappen boycott Sky 2022 (at least for a while), broadcaster still promises more exclusivity in 2023, Photo: LAT Images
Gunther Steiner and Max Verstappen boycott Sky 2022 (at the least for some time), broadcaster nonetheless guarantees extra exclusivity in 2023, Photo: LAT Images

ProSieben and its predecessor Sat.1 have been broadcasting Formula E in Germany since 2021, which celebrated the season opener in Mexico City final weekend. Since 2018, Munich’s personal broadcaster has additionally hosted DTM races. After ADAC just lately acquired the rights to the trademark, it’s nonetheless unclear which station will televise the races of the normal German sequence.

According to data Motorsport-Magazn.com ADAC alternates with each ProSieben and RTL, the place the ADAC GT Masters, amongst different issues, was beforehand proven on the particular channel Nitro. According to our data, ADAC has additionally talked a few attainable cooperation relating to DTM TV rights with these answerable for ARD, which has carried out stay broadcasts with DTM for 18 years (from 2000 to 2017) to Sat.1 and ProSieben.

The state of affairs with the neighbors is obvious: in Austria, Formula 1 is proven as regular on free-to-air TV, alternately on ORF and ServusTV. As of 2021, the 2 broadcasters will share the racing calendar.

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