Totalplay speeds up with Mediapro's Formula One channel


Juan Fernandez Gonzalez

| 05 September 2015

After several months without any distribution deal, Mediapro has announced it will land on Mexico's IPTV operator Totalplay with Canal F1 Latin America, the Formula One channel for LATAM viewers.

The network is already known by Mexican fans, as last March, right before the World Championship started, it was added by Televisa's Sky and Izzi Telecom.

Canal F1 Latin America, which is broadcast for the first time across the region, has aired every Grand Prix so far, also delivering qualifying rounds, and races of GP2 and GP3, as well as previous races and other competitions including the Porsche Super Cup.

The deal with Totalplay follows the increasing popularity of Formula One among Mexicans, as the championship is set to return to Mexico in 2016 after a break of 23 years. Next year's Mexican Grand Prix will be held in November at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez.

“The network has been added by an innovative pay-TV platform,” said Javier Villanueva, executive director, Canal F1 Latin America.

“Totalplay is betting on being the only channel exclusively covering Formula One in Latin America, with all the events live broadcast.”

In addition to its strong distribution in Mexico, Mediapro's channel is distributed on DirecTV across LATAM across LATAM.