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Update - Victory for F1 fans

October 26, 2023 by admin in News

In a victory for F1 fans, the parliamentary Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee Chairman has said that his committee will question the BBC over its deal with Sky to share broadcast rights for Formula 1 racing.

This comes after Don Foster pressured the BBC and Formula One Management to explain how the controversial deal came about, as well as a massive grassroots campaign by fans.

More details available here:

https://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/oct/26/bbc-mps-f1-deal-bskyb?CMP=twt_gu

Commenting, Don Foster said:

“I’m glad the Select Committee is willing to look at the F1 deal. MPs must press the questions that the BBC has tried to dodge.

“The major players in this deal served their own interests and ignored the fans. The Select Committee will have an important chance to stand up for ordinary F1 viewers.

“The BBC, F1 Management and Sky have gone round in circles blaming each other. It’s time for us to know who is really accountable.”