Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Media (ADM) has secured the exclusive MENA region broadcasting rights for the 2013 Formula One World Championship for the fourth year in a row.
Abu Dhabi Sports will broadcast all 19 of the upcoming Formula One races from around the world, starting with the 2013 season opener in Melbourne, Australia from March 15-17.
All races will be broadcast live and exclusive on free-to-air Abu Dhabi Al Riyadiya +2, capturing all the action from every Formula One location across the globe. Abu Dhabi Sports subscribers can also follow the entire event in HD on Abu Dhabi Al Riyadiya +6.
Abu Dhabi Sports presenter Ayman Abdul Wahad will be providing Arabic commentary for the season, with reports and analysis on each race, giving viewers a taste of the excitement from the track and keeping them updated on all the latest news and events. Subscribers can also choose between Arabic or English commentary on Abu Dhabi Al Riyadiya +6.
Mohammad Najeeb, Head of Abu Dhabi Sports Channel, said: “Abu Dhabi continues to solidify its position as an important global hub for major sporting events, such as the Formula One. Abu Dhabi Media is proud to support this vision by bringing world-class sporting events in Arabic to our viewers in the Middle East.”
“Our acquisition of the exclusive MENA rights to Formula One for the fourth year in a row further strengthens Abu Dhabi Media’s investment in sports entertainment. We are confident that this addition to our portfolio will delight and excite racing fans across the MENA region, who are increasingly identifying the Abu Dhabi Al Riyadiya channels as the go-to place for superb sports broadcasting,” Najeeb added.
The Formula One World Championship consists of 19 races, including the GB2, GB3 and Porsche Super Cup associated with the Formula One event from round 12 to 19.