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09/22/08
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A1GP Scores Big on New TV Deals  A1GP World Cup of Motorsport is due to hit the ground running with a full line of up of both new and renewed TV deals ensuring continued worldwide exposure for the series that kicks off Season Four in less than a month.

Commenting on the new agreements, A1GP's Director of Broadcast, Richard Dorfman said: “A1GP continues to attract new broadcasters around the globe along with our original family of carriers which have been with us since our inception. This is testament to the growing popularity and acceptance of the series by many of the worlds most highly viewed channels.”

A1GP has taken a major leap forward in Italy with the commitment of RAI. The national broadcaster, which hosts several channels, will broadcast all the races in Season Four in their entirety either live or slightly delayed. Complementing the new deal in Italy, A1GP is pleased to announce the signing of NT1 France, along with their channels such as Men and Motors, which will air the series in full.

Sky Sports, one of the top sports broadcasters in Europe and Five UK have both extended their agreements to broadcast the series.  Sky Sports has extended its contract for a further three seasons and will continue to broadcast live coverage of Saturday qualifying and Sunday’s races while Five will continue its highlights package in its regular late night sports slot within a week of the race.

In addition, Pan-Asian broadcaster, ESPN Star Sports (ESS) which reaches more than 30 countries and territories in the region has also signed a renewal. Other new carriers include TEN Sports India and TV1 Indonesia who join a continuing group of broadcasters including Fox Sports Australia, RTL Holland, Sport TV Portugal and SABC, to name but a few.

Through its network of broadcast partners across the globe, A1GP fans will be able to follow the series in over 150 countries worldwide as the new cars prepare to line up on the grid for the very first time at A1GP Zandvoort, Netherlands on 4-5 October.

A1GP BROADCAST LICENSEES 2008/2009

Countries Covered

Station

Free to air / Satellite

ASIA

& Pan Asia: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Caledonia, North Korea, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam

ESPN Star Sports

Satellite

India

Zee TV                               
Taj TV

Satellite

Malaysia

RTM

Free to air

Pakistan

Geo Super

OCEANIA

Australia

Fox Sports

Satellite

Australia

Nine Network

Free to air

New Zealand

TV3

Free to air

MIDDLE EAST

Lebanon

ANB

Free to air

AFRICA

French Speaking Africa

NT1

Free to air digital

Nigeria

Hi TV

Cable

South Africa

SABC

Free to air

Rest of Africa: Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, Angola, Kenya, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Ghana, Uganda, Mozambique, Swaziland, Ethiopia, Burundi, Mauritius, Cameroon, Eritrea, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Sudan, Gambia, Liberia, Guinea, Congo, Senegal, Gabon, Togo, Benin, Niger, Central Africa, Chad, Comores, Mali

SABC

Satellite

AMERICAS

Brazil

Rede  TV

Latin America: Anguilla, Aruba, Antigua, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Barbuda, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Rep, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guadaloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, St Chirstopher (St Kitts)&Nevis, St Lucia, St Marten, St Vincent & The Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Islands, Uruguay, Venezuela

Speed Latin America

Satellite

Mexico

Televisa Sports

Free to air

USA

America One

Out of season replays

USA, Latin America + Canada

Setanta

Satellite

EUROPE

Belgium

NT1

Free to air digital

France

NT1

Free to air digital

Greece, Cyprus

Supersport

Satellite

Greece (highlights only)

ERT

Italy

Raisportpiù

Satellite

Luxembourg

NT1

Free to air digital

Malta

Melita

TBC

Monaco

NT1

Free to air digital

The Netherlands

RTL7

Free to air

Portugal

Sport TV

Russia (Highlights only)

RTR Sport

Free to air

Spain

Sogecable

Satellite

Switzerland (German speaking)

Schweiser Sport Fernshen (SSF)

Free to air

Switzerland (French speaking)

NT1

Free to air digital

Ukraine

Poverkhnost TV

Satellite

United Kingdom (Highlights)

Channel Five

Free to air

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Isle of Man, Channel Islands

Sky Sports

Satellite

WORLDWIDE

Worldwide

Gillette World Sport

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