Mediapro takes Formula One network to Televisa's Sky, Izzi

DetailsJuan Fernandez Gonzalez | 12 March 2015

Mediapro network Canal F1 Latin America is to be broadcast in Mexico following distribution agreements with direct-to-home (DTH) platform Sky Mexico and cable platform Izzi Telecom, both owned by Televisa.

The channel, which premiered on 1 March and will broadcast the season's first Grand Prix from Australia's Albert Park this weekend, will deliver all the races and qualifying rounds of Formula One, GP2 and GP3, as well as previous races and other competitions including the Porsche Super Cup.

"Televisa's bet on Formula One through Canal F1 Latin America is a winning move, as it will be the only channel to follow the whole competition and everything around it," said Mediapro's Gerard Romy. "The network will be the reference for Latin American fans".

Mexico's Grand Prix is back in the F1 championship this season, after been out of it since 1992. And two Mexican drivers, Force India's Sergio Pérez and Ferrari's Esteban Gutiérrez, will be taking part.

In addition to broadcasting the races, Canal F1 Latin America, which will be broadcast in HD and in Spanish, will show Formula One-related programmes, interviews, special reports and in-depth analysis. The programming will be led by a team of Latin American and Spanish journalists and professionals including Nira Juanco, Diego Mejía, Christian González, Gisselle Zarur and Victor Seara, with Liborio García as the channel's editor.