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Fox Asia partners with Arqiva for 4K Formula One

Deal marks the first time Fox Networks Asia has streamed 4K content to the region

Fox Networks Group Asia (FNG) has partnered with Arqiva to deliver a 4K content stream of the 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship.

It is the first time FNG Asia has streamed 4K content to viewers across the region.

Arqiva will provide its streaming services for the remaining four races of the Formula One season – taking place in the US, Mexico, Brazil and Abu Dhabi.

The partnership will see Arqiva utilise its fibre infrastructure to pick-up live 4K content from BSkyB, and take responsibility for transcoding and delivery into FNG Asia’s channel delivery network via a combination of traditional and cloud based services.

Chris Walder, senior vice president, Asia Pacific at Arqiva, said: “We are thrilled to be working with a broadcaster like FNG Asia on a spectacle as prestigious as Formula One, and it is a fantastic reflection of Arqiva’s growing presence in the Asian market.

“FNG Asia shares our values in terms of providing the most efficient, stimulating viewing experiences to its customers, and we are looking forward to developing this relationship.”

Jeroen Roeper, vice president, broadcast technical operations, Fox Networks Group Asia, said: “FNG Asia has a growing base of customers who are passionate about sports and programming, so when the prospect of delivering our very first 4K stream for this year’s Grand Prix races arose, there was no question that Arqiva would be the right partner for the job.

“We’re excited to be extending our relationship with Arqiva into this new territory, bringing our viewers the live 4K Formula One coverage they deserve – and are incredibly pleased with the results so far.”