TVNZ commits to Formula E for another year
TVNZ, the public-service broadcaster in New Zealand, has renewed its rights deal for the 2017-18 season of Formula E, the international electric motor racing series.
The 14 races will be shown free-to-air on a delayed basis across the main TVNZ 1 channel and on the male-skewed Duke channel in prime-time, while there will be live streaming on TVNZ OnDemand.
The agreement also includes highlights programming throughout the season.
There will be local interest in the series, with New Zealander Mitch Evans (pictured) racing for the Panasonic Jaguar Racing team.
Cate Slater, TVNZ director of content, said: "We know that New Zealanders are passionate about live sport and we’re excited to bring racing fans the Formula E championship again this year - fully free-to-air."
The 2017-18 season gets under way with a double-header in Hong Kong on 2 and 3 December. Other races are slated for Marrakesh, Santiago, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Rome, Paris, Berlin, Zurich and New York and Montreal (both double-headers).