Formula E has confirmed TNT Sports as its new official broadcast partner in the UK and Ireland with former football player Jermaine Jenas serving as the new lead presenter.
The all-electric series has officially announced that TNT Sports will replace Channel 4 as the official broadcaster in the UK and Ireland after signing a multi-year deal following the latter’s departure at the end of season nine.
TNT Sports will broadcast live coverage of all 17 races in the sport’s longest calendar ever, while Discovery+ will provide both live and on-demand streaming. TNT Sports will provide in-depth editorial coverage, while Discovery+ will provide viewers with full coverage of each and every race in season 10.
However, viewers in Ireland have no access to TNT Sports through Discovery+.
Formula E will air on the same network alongside major sports leagues like the Premier League, UEFA Champions League, UFC, MotoGP, NBA, WWE and many more after switching to TNT Sports in the UK and Ireland.
The season 10 premiere in Mexico City on January 13th will mark the start of TNT Sports’ Formula E coverage. A new lineup of presenters and pundits has also been set up, featuring retired football player Jermaine Jenas who will take over as the sport’s lead presenter replacing Vernon Kay.
Jenas will work alongside co-presenters Nicki Shields and Radzi Chinyanganya. Meanwhile, Tom Brooks has been confirmed as the official commentator for season ten alongside the other three after providing superb commentary for the last four races of season nine in Rome and London.
Five active and former race drivers have been also included in the new pundit lineup, including rally driver Catie Munnings and former Formula E driver André Lotterer.
Former W Series Champion and Indy NXT driver Jamie Chadwick, along with the inspirational Billy Monger will be part of the season 10 punditry with former F1 driver David Coulthard accompanying them.
“This is incredible news for sports fans in the UK who already watch premium live sports on TNT Sports,” said Formula E CEO Jeff Dodds. “From next month they will get to enjoy the new thrill of Formula E racing, the most competitive motorsport on TV.
“For existing Formula E fans, we are excited to present TNT Sports as the new home of Formula E in the UK.
“With experienced professional sportsperson and broadcaster Jermaine Jenas leading our stellar line-up of expert presenters to provide his original perspective for viewers, we cannot wait to get to work in Mexico City.”
Trojan Paillot, SVP Sports Rights Acquisitions and Syndication, Warner Bros. Discovery Europe, also expressed excitement over the partnership with the series.
“We are pleased to agree a new supercharged partnership with Formula E that will deliver sports fans in the UK and Ireland with exclusive live coverage of every race throughout the season,” said Paillot.
“Not only does this further expand our motorsport portfolio but integrates Formula E as part of the most varied premium sports offer in the UK alongside football, rugby, cricket, boxing and much more to further elevate the profile of the series and to help it to reach an even wider audience.”
However, TNT Sports is not available for free viewership, which means that Formula E is experiencing its first subscription system ever.