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Sky's exclusivity to broadcast all Formula 1 races

Submitted on Friday 29th July 2011

Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

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Sky's exclusivity to broadcast all Formula 1 races

Additional Information

This petition is raised to request a parliamentary debate on Formula 1 and the recent agreement that BSkyB will have exclusivity to ALL rounds of the championship, whereas the BBC will have to concede with only being able to show a percentage of the championship rounds live.

This effectively makes Formula 1 a subscription based TV event, whereas this should be a Free-to-Air TV event.

Such sporting events should be protected and prevented from being exclusively purchased by subscription TV providers and remain free to view to the watching populous.


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This petition was rejected

The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

There's already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue.

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