FOXTEL to broadcast every race of 2019 Formula One Championship in 4K Ultra HD

image - F1

Motorsport fans will be able to watch Formula One World Championship races in 4K Ultra HD for the first time with Foxtel confirming it will broadcast every practice, qualifying and race and with no ad-breaks during racing on 4K.

Foxtel’s 4K Ultra HD broadcasts will commence with this month’s Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix, to be staged in Melbourne from March 15-17, and will be available exclusively to Foxtel sports subscribers.

Every race of the Formula One World Championship will also continue to be broadcast LIVE in HD with no ad-breaks during racing on FOX SPORTS.

4K Ultra HD will provide an amazing viewing experience like never before for sports fans taking them closer to the action and with a level of detail not seen before. 

Foxtel subscribers will be on pole position from Wednesday at 5.10pm when Jess Yates and Mark Webber host the Formula 1® Season Launch event Live from Federation Square on FOX SPORTS 506 ahead of four days of on-track action from the Albert Park Circuit.

Foxtel has committed to broadcasting more than 100 events in 4K Ultra HD this year.

This includes more than 40 games of 2019 NRL Telstra Premiership, 40 games of 2019 Toyota AFL Premiership Season, plus selected 2019 Vodafone Super Rugby and Women’s Football and follows the successful 4K Ultra HD broadcast of Virgin Australia Supercars Championship at Bathurst and a recently completed summer of cricket broadcasts.

Head of FOX SPORTS, Peter Campbell, said:

“We can’t wait to broadcast Formula One races in 4K Ultra HD on Foxtel 4K, starting with the Australian Formula One Grand Prix.

“Fans already love our proposition of broadcasting every Formula One practice, qualifying and race LIVE with no ad-breaks during racing, so we think they will enthusiastically embrace this new innovation of 4K Ultra HD which takes the viewing experience to the next level.

“Foxtel is clearly the home of 4K Ultra HD sports coverage with Formula One now sitting alongside 4K Ultra HD coverage of the NRL, AFL, Super Rugby and women’s football matches this season.”

Fox Sports broadcast schedule
Australian Formula One Grand Prix / Supercars Melbourne 400

Wednesday, March 13
F1 Drivers Season Launch LIVE from Fed Square at 6.30pm

Thursday, March 14
Coverage from 12.30pm
Supercars Qualifying at 4.40pm

Friday, March 15
Coverage from 11.30am
F1 Practice 1 at 12.00pm
F1 Practice 2 at 4.00pm
Supercars Race at 5.55pm
4K – Channel 444

Saturday, March 16
Coverage from 11.45am
F1 Practice 3 at 2.00pm
F1 Qualifying at 5.00pm
4K – Channel 444

Sunday, March 17
Coverage from 12.00pm
Australian Grand Prix from 4.10pm
4K – Channel 444

*All times in AEDT