Formula 1 is launching its own live Grand Prix OTT service.
F1 TV is set to launch early in the 2018 FIA Formula One Word Championship season, and marks F1’s biggest investment in its digital transformation to date.
Subscribers will receive commercial-free live streams of each race throughout the Formula 1 calendar, with commentary available in English, French, German and Spanish.
The service will also provide exclusive access to all 20 on-board cameras throughout each race session, as well as various other unique feeds not available to any other platform.
All practice, qualifying and races will be available live, along with press conferences and pre- and post-race interviews. Subscribers will also be able to watch live races of the main support series, the FIA Formula 2 Championship, the GP3 Series and the Porsche Supercup, among others.
Access will initially be available through desktop and web, with mobile and TV apps being phased in on Amazon, Apple and Android at a later date.
Pricing for F1 TV Pro will be offered on a monthly basis of $8 to $12.
A less expensive, non-live subscription tier, F1 TV Access will provide live race timing data and radio commentary, as well as extended highlights of each session from the race weekend.
Frank Arthofer, director of digital and new business, Formula 1, said: “With the launch of F1 TV, we are beginning on the journey to build a cornerstone of our digital transformation. F1 TV subscription products are clearly and centrally aimed at our hardest core fans, and we are firm believers that while we are bringing a new audience to the sport, we must always remain focused on delivering products and experiences that serve the most avid F1 fans.
"Our objective with F1 TV is simple: provide these fans with the best available service to watch live Grand Prix and provide them with the best sports OTT customer experience in the world. Our team and our partners are singularly focused on delivering on that vision: not just for launch, but over the long-term. Live streaming video is an exciting space changing almost daily.”