Presteigne Charter have won the outside broadcast contract for BBC’s Formula One coverage, commencing from next season. The company will take over from SIS Live, which had provided the outside broadcasts since 2009 for Formula 1.
Barbara Slater, Director of BBC Sport, said: “We were hugely impressed by the calibre of the bids we received. The mix of suppliers we now have ensures best value for money for licence fee payers and will bring more innovation to the BBC’s coverage of sporting events. We are extremely grateful for the role played by SIS Live and its staff in covering sports events over many years. We are very disappointed that an agreement could not be reached and it goes without saying that we wish them all the best in their future endeavours.”