Formula One Management (FOM) has a new broadcast supplier for GP2, GP3 and Porsche Supercup racing series. It has chosen Tata Communications, with whom it already has a relationship as connectivity provider for flagship event F1.
Tata is providing a fully diverse end-to-end fibre and satellite solution to broadcasters at the 12 race locations in 2015.
The agreement enables broadcasters covering the races to take advantage of Tata’s Race Network Operations Centre (NOC), located in the Formula 1 Technical Centre, Formula One Management’s 150 ton, 750 square metre nerve centre.
Tata Communications installs and tests its network infrastructure in two days at the 20 race locations, then dismantles it in just three hours after the races.
Vinod Kumar, Tata MD and CEO, said its work with FOM “is a testament to the diversity and versatility of our services. By consolidating fixed line connectivity needs with Tata, Formula One Management will be able to take the greatest possible advantage of that infrastructure and tap into the versatility, on and off-site support and existing knowledge and experience of our platform and our team.”
Bernie Ecclestone, CEO of the Formula One group added in a statement, “We are always looking to help provide our partners and clients with the highest standards of support and service and our decision to appoint Tata Communications as the provider of these broadcast services is
designed to deliver this.”