Formula E’s unpredictable, highly competitive, all-electric racing will receive comprehensive coverage on both Cultura and SporTV channels from February 26 & 27, as the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship lights up the streets of Diriyah with a double-header in the dark to kick off Season 7.
Free-to-air TV channel, Cultura, will broadcast live coverage of each race and qualifying both on TV and online, with each practice session also being available to stream live online. After the live broadcast, Cultura will show prime-time highlights, with all coverage being available on demand.
Globo will also show live coverage of each race and qualifying on SporTV. SporTV will also show prime-time highlights following the race, with on demand streaming available, and Formula E will also receive news coverage on Globo’s free-to-air channels.
Brazil is a key market for Formula E with a rich motorsport heritage and is home to two of the five Formula E Champions to date: Nelson Piquet Jr (Season 1) and Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler's Lucas di Grassi (Season 3) as well as DRAGON / PENSKE AUTOSPORT star Sergio Sette Camara. Formula E’s new media partnerships will raise the profile of the sport with the next generation of socially conscious sports fans in Brazil, one of the largest automotive markets in the world.
Aarti Dabas, Chief Media Officer of Formula E, said:“Securing two new media partnerships in Brazil - a country which has produced two Formula E champions, has a rich history in motorsports and is a key market for Formula E - is hugely important to us.
“We are confident that the partnerships with Cultura and Globo will help Formula E deepen engagement with both the existing and the next generation of sports fans in Brazil. Brazilians will be brought closer than ever to the unpredictable action of our all-electric racing series, through localised content coverage, across a mix of channels.”
Marcos Botelho, Head of SporTV said:“We are very happy with this agreement to broadcast the next seasons of Formula E, one more championship of world relevance and with Brazilian presence in SporTV’s portfolio.”
Vladir Lemos, Sport Director at Cultura said: "The partnership with Formula E represents a great moment for the broadcaster. Not only because of the affinity of our values and the concern with sustainability issues, but also because it is a World Championship designed to promote interactivity with the viewer. At the same time, we see this as an opportunity to get closer to a new audience here in Brazil, who have never had access to this kind of content. The partnership strengthens our portfolio of sporting events."