The Chinese media company StarTimes obtained the broadcasting rights for the rest of the series of all electric motorsports Formula E 2019/20 in 37 territories across sub-Saharan Africa.
The agreement covers the main markets namely, South Africa, Uganda, Nigeria, Kenya and Tanzania, with coverage of StarTimes’ Formula E which will be made available on the flagship linear chain of the Pay TV, StarTimes Sports Premium, as well as its over-the-top channel (OTT), a streaming product StarTimes ON.
W series considering the electric motor switch. The contract includes the 11 races remaining this season, starting with the third run in Santiago, Chile on January 18. StarTimes Sporting Director Shi Maochi said: “Electric cars are the future of motorsport, and I think Formula E has great potential in Africa because it combines new technologies and intense competition. “
Hugo Lavell, Formula E media and distribution manager, added: “As we enter a new year of electric racing, it’s great to be able to announce our expanded reach with races broadcast live across the world. Africa on StarTimes. “
After three races, Stoffel Vandoorne of Mercedes leads the driver classification with 38 points, with Alexander Sims of BMW-Andretti and Sam Bird of Envision-Virgin Racing on his tail. BMW-Andretti is currently leading the team classification with 60 points, followed by Mercedes and Envision-Virgin Racing respectively second and third.