Tata Communications returns to motor racing as the Official Broadcast Connectivity Provider of Formula 1 through a multi-year strategic partnership.
The India-based digital ecosystem enabler will provide Formula 1 with global end-to-end managed network services for video contribution.
For this, Tata Communications will facilitate 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 & Technology Centre in the United Kingdom every race weekend in under 200 milliseconds.
This will enable F1 to broadcast to over 500 million fans in more than 180 territories globally.
Following the introduction of Formula 1’s remote broadcast operations in 2020, Tata Communications has allowed reduction in the organisation’s travelling freight by 34%.
Stefano Domenicali, president and CEO of Formula 1, said Tata Communications have been an integral part of F1’s growth journey over the last decade.
“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,” said Domenicali.
Amur S Lakshminarayanan, managing director and CEO of Tata Communications, said that as businesses evolve to a digital-first model, the sporting world also has a great opportunity to leverage technology for delivering innovative and exhilarating experiences to motorsports enthusiasts.
Lakshminarayanan said Tata Communications continues to develop new and innovative digital-first media and entertainment services, enabling an end-to-end platform play for immersive fan experiences.
The company also expanded its bandwidth capacity or media backbone to 100G driving innovations in video, remote production and more.