Sky and Channel 4 have entered into an innovative content partnership, whereby the two will share the Formula 1 2019 British Grand Prix, the Tim Roth drama Tin Star and Paul Abbott’s No Offence.
The commercial deal, which is being billed as the first of its kind, means that highlights of Formula 1 and live coverage of the Formula 1 2019 British Grand Prix will be shown on Channel 4. The first season of the Sky original production Tin Star is also coming to C4 later this year.
As part of the deal, selected Channel 4 and Walter Presents drama series will be released on the Sky and NOW TV platforms in one go. The first full box set will be the third season of the Channel 4 drama No Offence.
Alex Mahon, CEO of Channel 4, said, “I’m delighted that we’ve been able to establish such an exciting and innovative partnership with Sky which will ensure that the British Grand Prix and highlights of the 2019 Formula 1 Championship remain available on free-to-air television for U.K. viewers.”
Stephen van Rooyen, CEO of Sky UK & ROI, said, “Today’s partnership is the start of a new era of collaboration between Sky, Channel 4 and, we hope, other British broadcasters. Not only will this innovative partnership benefit viewers, watching via Sky or free-to-air, but it will further strengthen the ecosystem of U.K. broadcasters and British originated content.”