Italy will follow Britain's lead in regard to TV coverage of Formula 1 after Sky Italia secured the right to broadcast the sport starting in 2013. The move means Sky, a subscription TV channel which is part of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., will broadcast all races live next year.
Only nine of the races – one of which will be Monza – will be shown live free-to-air in Ferrari's home country, with Sky and FOM set to mutually decide upon the network. RAI currently holds the Italian broadcast rights.
BSkyB, also part of News Corp, broadcasts all races in its pay TV platform in the UK this year.
"We have worked with Sky Italia in the past and I have no doubts about their production standards," said Formula 1 commercial manager Bernie Ecclestone in a statement. "We have a similar agreement in Britain that is working very well."
Sky Italia recently also won the broadcast rights to MotoGP from 2014.