DIRECTV adds Mediapro's Formula One Channel

DetailsJuan Fernandez Gonzalez | 17 March 2015

Right on time to air the first Grand Prix of the Formula One season from Australia, DIRECTV has added Mediapro's Canal F1 Latin America across the region's main markets both in SD and HD.

Under the agreement, the premium Formula One signal is now distributed to the over six million subscribers the platform has in the region across Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Mediapro, which is for the first time producing the international F1 channel for the Americas, has also reached similar agreements with Izzi and Sky in Mexico, and aims to increase distribution through LATAM.

DIRECTV is to open up to eight different channels for the network, including the race broadcasts, signals from cameras in the boxes and cameras placed in the cars as well as the SD and HD general feeds.

The network is to broadcast 20 hours of live programming every weekend, including the F1, GP2 and GP3 Grand Prix events (training sessions, qualifying and the races themselves), and the pre- and post-Grand Prix events. All this accompanied by analysis, interviews, and reports covering teams and drivers.

The signal is also available via the second-screen app for Android, iOS and Windows devices. Through the app, viewers will be also able to choose the general camera angle at the circuit or follow the race using the cameras fitted inside driver's helmets.