Formula E stays on ITV for 2015/16 season

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Formula E will continue to be televised live and free-to-air by ITV for the second season of the FIA Formula E Championship.

All 11 rounds will be broadcast live on ITV4 and ITV4 HD with the season-ending London ePrix aired live on ITV.

In addition, the network’s flagship ITV channel will also screen an extensive highlights programme after each ePrix.

Commenting on ITV’s renewed deal, Ali Russell, director of media and strategic partnerships at Formula E, said: “It’s fantastic news that we are extending our partnership with ITV.

“The interest and following of Formula E in the UK has been overwhelming, which was evident at the final two rounds in London.

“We look forward to continue to build Formula E together over the course of the season.”

Last season’s dramatic championship finale around London’s Battersea Park in June was seen by nearly two million viewers on ITV.

Niall Sloane, Director of Sport at ITV, said: “We are delighted to renew our Formula E deal for next year.

“The sport is building significantly on a thrilling first year and we look forward to bringing this fresh, innovative and futuristic series to our viewers on ITV and ITV4.”

ITV4 is one of the UK’s leading channels for motorsport, already screening live coverage of the British Touring Car Championship.

It also covers highlights of MotoGP, British Superbikes, Isle of Man TT and the World Rally Championship.

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