Formula 1: Singtel secures F1 broadcast rights after shutdown of Fox Sports, Formula One News & Top Stories channels
SINGAPORE – Formula 1 fans in the Republic can breathe a sigh of relief after Singtel announced on Saturday (October 2) that it had secured the rights to broadcast the sport here.
This follows the shutdown of Fox Sports channels in Southeast Asia the day before, a move that had frustrated many sports fans, especially those who are passionate about F1, tennis and golf.
Those who subscribe to the Singtel World Sports Pack, Variety Packs and all Value and Ultimate Packs can continue to watch F1 on mio Sports 2 (Ch 112) at no additional cost for the remainder of the season as well as the term. 2022.
All Singtel TV customers will also get a free preview of the Turkish Grand Prix from October 8-10.
Those not currently subscribed to Singtel TV packs can sign up for its Cast Sports Plus streaming service on a standalone basis, which costs $ 49.90 per month. Or they can sign up for the Phone Company’s Starter Pack ($ 23.90) and World Sports Pack (add $ 14.90 per month).
The news will be welcomed by F1 fans, who until Singtel was announced did not have the opportunity to watch the races live. Although F1 TV can be seen here, the live racing action was only streamed through F1 TV Pro, which is not available in Singapore.
The 2021 F1 season has been the most exciting in years, unlike previous terms when Mercedes Lewis Hamilton entered the Drivers’ Championship. With Red Bull’s Max Verstappen facing off against the seven-time world champion, the season saw several dramatic twists and turns, and the duo took turns leading the title race. With only seven races to go, Briton Hamilton (246.5 points) is ahead of his Dutch rival by just two points.
Anna Yip, Managing Director of Singtel Consumer Singapore, said: “We know that sports fans don’t want to miss a single Formula 1 race, especially as the 2021 season is shaping up to be the most exciting yet. .
“Therefore, we have worked hard over the past few months to bring Formula 1 to Singtel TV so that our customers can continue to follow full live coverage of the exhilarating and action-packed races.
“We are committed to providing customers with a wide range of sports content and continue to work closely with our partners to update our range.
“Sports fans can look forward to more top sporting events in the coming weeks.”
Last week, Singtel signed a deal with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), which was previously also available only on Fox Sports, to broadcast its UFC Fight Nights starting Sunday on mio Sports 2 (Ch 112).
The telephone company has also added new channels, including Astro Cricket (Ch 123) and Eurosport (Ch 116), which will offer content such as international cricket, cycling and winter sports events.