Kirch and Liberty Media

NOVEMBER 16, 2001

Kirch and Liberty Media

THE talks currently taking place between Kirch Pay-TV and the American group Liberty should not have any dramatic effect on Formula 1 unless the acquisition by Liberty of shares in the struggling business could lead to F1 pay-per-view on television in the United States.

Kirch's involvement in SLEC, the Formula One holding company, is via a completely different company. Kirch TV currently pays Formula One for the right to receive the F1 digital feed although that deal is believed to be up for renewal as it has been running for five years - without much success for Kirch.

An expansion of Kirch activity in the United States would, of course, be a bonus for F1 fans in the States - even if they may have to pay through the nose to watch the racing.

Other stories for NOVEMBER 16, 2001

PRO-F1 FORD EXECUTIVE GETS NEW JOB IN JAPAN

DAVIDSON'S PAIN IN THE NECK

KIRCH AND LIBERTY MEDIA

MUGEN TO ENTER SPORTSCAR RACING

WEBBER TO RACE IN AMERICA?

ANDERLECHT AND FEYENOORD SIGN UP WITH PREMIER1 GRAND PRIX

MONTEZEMOLO CELEBRATES 10 YEARS AS FERRARI BOSS

BRUNNER'S TOYOTA TO HAVE MINARDI INFLUENCE?

INTERIM TEST CARS COMING FROM MCLAREN AND WILLIAMS

HUGE TURN OUT FOR KEN TYRRELL'S MEMORIAL SERVICE

ALESI AGREES TO RACE DTM MERCEDES NEXT SEASON