Formula 1 has signed a multi-year deal with Tata Communications to employ its broadcast network and technology on live sport.
Tata Communications will facilitate the transfer of more than 100 video feeds and over 250 audio channels between each Grand Prix venue and the F1’s Media & Technology Centre at Biggin Hill every race weekend in under 200 milliseconds.
Following the introduction of Formula 1’s remote broadcast operations in 2020, the deal with Tata Communications will reduce organisation’s travelling freight by 34 per cent.
Stefano Domenicali, president & CEO of Formula 1, said” “We are delighted to welcome Tata Communications back as a partner following previous successes in our partnerships. They have been an integral part of our growth journey over the last decade, and we completely trust their expertise and abilities to deliver what we need for our fans.
“Tata Communications’ connectivity continues to support F1’s drive for agility and sustainability with remote production introduced in 2020 – part of our aim to be Net Zero Carbon by 2030. We are excited to grow together in the future and share the incredible journey Formula 1 is on.”
Amur S Lakshminarayanan, MD and CEO, Tata Communications, added: “As businesses evolve to a digital-first model, I believe the sporting world also has a great opportunity to leverage technology for delivering innovative and exhilarating experiences to motorsports enthusiasts. And, Formula 1 is at the core of all things speed, action and thrill. We are delighted to renew our relationship and empower Formula 1’s tomorrow, today!”