NBC Sports Group gets US rights to Formula One

October 15, 2012 • Entertainment

Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso of Spain steers his car out of pit lane after a tire change during the Korean Formula One Grand Prix at the Korean International Circuit in Yeongam, South Korea, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Roslan Rahman,Pool)

NBC Sports Group signed a four-year deal with Formula One for the exclusive U.S. media rights to the world’s most popular global motorsports series.

The deal, which begins next season, will provide over 100 hours of programming across NBC and cable channel NBC Sports Network.

Jon Miller, president of programming for NBC Sports and NBC Sports Network, told The Associated Press on Sunday night it gives the network content to grow its motorsports presence. NBC Sports Network owns the rights to the bulk of the IndyCar Series schedule.

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