Abu Dhabi Sport 2 to broadcast all F1 races
1 February, 2011
Abu Dhabi has string ties to F1, after hosting the season’s final race at Yas Marina Circuit last November and the penultimate race this year.
Mohammed Najeeb, the head of Abu Dhabi Al Riyadiya Channels, the sports broadcasting department at ADMC, said, “Abu Dhabi is aiming to be the international capital of sport so the media has to follow this growth. Formula One is a very important sport. A lot of people love to watch it and after building Yas Marina Circuit, definitely we have to follow the growth of this sport.”
ADMC will broadcast the races in Arabic on its free-to-air channel, Abu Dhabi Sports 2, with English commentary available on the pay service Abu Dhabi Sports 6 channel.
Fans will again get unprecedented TV coverage of Formula 1 race weekends:
• Live coverage from free practice sessions on Firday and Saturday, qualifying on Saturday and race on Sunday;
• Trackside coverage by a team of reporters and commentators;
• Pre-race and post race analysis live from the Abu Dhabi Sports 2 team;
• Commentary available in Arabic on free to air Abu Dhabi Sports 2;
• Commentary in English on Abu Dhabi Sports 6 channel;
• Broadcasts to start 1 hour before each of the 20 Grand Prix races;
• Abu Dhabi Al Riyadiya 2 (Abu Dhabi Sports 2) is available on Nilesat frequency 11977 vertical, symbol rate 27500, FEC 56/
• Website : www.adtv.ae/formula1