Rai to broadcast Formula E live in Italy

Rome/Italy (September 22 2015). Italy’s leading public broadcast network Rai will air live coverage of the FIA Formula E Championship for the next two seasons.

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All programmes will feature comprehensive coverage of each live race together with pre-race build-up – including highlights from the day’s earlier practice and qualifying sessions – podium celebrations and post- race interviews.

Ali Russell, Director of Media and Strategic Partnerships at Formula E, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Rai to the increasing list of broadcasters of the FIA Formula E Championship. As a nation renowned for its passion for motorsport, Rai is the ideal platform to showcase Formula E in Italy.”

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Carlos Paris, Head of Rai Sport, said: “We are pleased to announce this new partnership with Formula E. Motorsport plays such a big part of the Italian sporting culture and we look forward to showing an innovative and exciting new series such as Formula E to a wider audience.”

Jarno Trulli, team owner of Trulli Formula E, said: “It’s a great opportunity for Formula E and motorsport fans to have Rai broadcasting the live races of our series in Italy, it’s a step forward to make the series grow and get stronger after a successful first season. I’m looking forward to cooperate with Rai and show the Italian fans what we are truly doing with our technology.”