By Stuart Thomson
Formula 1 and technology provider Tata Communications have unveiled a multi-year strategic collaboration, with Tata Communications named as the Official Broadcast Connectivity Provider of Formula 1, and charged with delivering a world-class, technologically advanced experience for fans.
Tata Communications will provide global end-to-end managed network services for video contribution, facilitating the transfer of more than 100 video feeds and over 250 audio channels to be transmitted between the Grand Prix venue and F1’s Media and Technology Centre in the UK every race weekend in under 200 milliseconds, enabling F1 to broadcast to over 500 million fans in over 180 territories globally.
President & CEO of Formula 1, Stefano Domenicali 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. This trust has been built over many years of working together, pushing forward advancements in technology in sport – on and off the track. 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.”
MD and CEO, Tata Communications, Amur S Lakshminarayanan said: “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,” said “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!”