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MBC Action acquires MENA rights to broadcast Formula E races

Alongside live coverage of the final practice session, qualifying shoot-out and the E-Prix itself, MBC Action will also show post-race highlights and programming between races.

MBC Action has acquired the rights to beam Formula E races across the Middle East and North Africa for the next two seasons.

Alongside live coverage of the final practice session, qualifying shoot-out and the E-Prix itself, MBC Action will also show post-race highlights and programming between races – including preview segments and the Street Racers magazine show.

MBC Action has acquired the rights to covers 19 territories. The network will also air the new Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY support series live across their channels – the first production battery electric vehicle category using modified road cars.

Commenting on the partnership, Media and Business Development Director of Formula E, Ali Russell, said: “We’re pleased to be bringing the ABB FIA Formula E Championship to so many viewers across the Middle East and North Africa together with MBC Action.”

Senior Manager of MBC Action, Ashraf Younis, added: “At MBC Group, we’re thrilled that the Formula E race is happening in Riyadh-Saudi Arabia, as a premiere in the MENA region, in the ancient city of Ad Diriyah.”