MBC Group wins exclusive MENA broadcast rights to Formula One

Formula 1 returns to MENA on free-to-air TV channel MBC Action. MBC Group will be MENA broadcaster of the FIA Formula One World Championship from 2019 to 2023
Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2019, the second race of the season takes place the weekend of 29-31 March 2019.
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Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2019, the second race of the season takes place the weekend of 29-31 March 2019.

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MBC Group has won the exclusive rights to broadcast the FIA Formula One World Championship, starting this season, 2019, until the year 2023. Airing on MBC Action, the debut broadcast of the 2019 championship takes place this weekend, 15-17 March for the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.

This marks the return of the world’s biggest motorsport event to a free-to-air network in the MENA region, following years of being available on subscription-only networks.

The FIA Formula One World Championship will air on MBC Action, with the channel covering all stages of each event, including training sessions, qualifiers, and the main Grand Prix Race day.

As part of MBC Group’s agreement with the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile), MBC Action’s production team have ensured special technical and logistical arrangements have been put in place in order to provide the best live broadcast experience for Formula One fans across the region.

Each Grand Prix will include correspondents on site, bringing the latest news from the ground, with exclusive analytical coverage coming from MBC’s studios, courtesy a number of guest commentators.

The 2019 season of FIA Formula One World Championship commences 15 March 2019, with the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2019 in Melbourne, followed by the Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2019 from 29-31 March 2019.

The final event of the season, the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2019, takes place 29 November to 1 December 2019.

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