For those that don't want to click on the link - the new deal starts in 2019 until 2024 - and from next season all races will be covered in UHD as well as HD. Which is nice, given how long it took FOM to start covering races in HD originally.
But this deal in the UK and Ireland is mirroring elsewhere. It's happened in other countries. Take a look at France. All on Canal+.
And I don't even think there are highlights via FTA.
If I was RTL I'd be getting very worried, given Sky Sport F1 is already in Germany.
Looks like Sky went to Bernie very early, to cover off a BT Sport rival bid.
Would expect a highlights deal to be announced soon as well. Channel 4 must be interested. And it gets around the 'crown jewel' issue of the British Grand Prix.
"Occasionally it gives us something good, but for the most part, it is pathetic and puerile". Lord Taylor, House Of Commons, 1959.