Formula 1® and Fuji TV extend historic partnership to broadcast F1 in Japan in 2023
Formula 1® and Fuji Television Network, INC has today announced an extension of its partnership, which will see CS broadcasting service, Fuji Television NEXT Live Premium continue to broadcast live coverage of in a deal through to 2025.
The agreement will see Fuji TV broadcast all races, including practice, qualifying sessions, F1 Sprint events and Grand Prix live on its CS channel, Fuji TV NEXT LIVE Premium which will simultaneously broadcast on Fuji TV Nextsmart. Fans will also be able to tune into three days of full coverage of pre-season testing in Bahrain, which sees drivers, including hometown hero Yuki Tsunoda, take to the track for the first time this season.
The 2023 season, which will feature a 23-race schedule, including the FORMULA 1 LENOVO JAPANESE GRAND PRIX and the inaugural FORMULA 1 HEINEKEN SILVER LAS VEGAS GRAND PRIX, marks the 37th year that Fuji Television has broadcasted all F1 events since the maiden Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka in 1987. 2023, also marks the 26th year of live coverage of all sessions on the CS channel which started in 1998.
Ian Holmes, Director of Media Rights and Content Creation, Formula 1, said:
“Fuji TV are a long-standing and valued partner for Formula 1® and we are delighted to continue our work together. Japan has some of the most passionate Formula 1 fans in the world and this deal, along with the other arrangements we have in market, will ensure that they will be able to keep track of all of the exciting action in 2023.”
Hiroshi Fukumoto, Senior Manager, Pay TV Business, Creation and Distribution, Programming and Production Department, Fuji Television Network, INC. said:
“Fuji Television Network, INC. has been broadcasting Formula 1 since 1987 and we are delighted to be celebrating our 37th season.
“Formula 1 is the pinnacle of motorsports, the “one and only” sport that can be fully enjoyed its enthusiastic and fascinating excitements by not only the fierce battles between the drivers, but also the strategies and tactics of each team.
“In order to meet the expectations of fans who want to enjoy the true thrill of Formula 1, we, Fuji TV will continue to provide complete live coverage of Formula 1 by all Sessions of all Events through the season as well as with those related programmes such as “F1GP News” on the pay channel “Fuji TV NEXT” and simultaneously on “Fuji TV NEXTsmart”.
“Let’s enjoy the new Formula 1 season together.”