Dorna Sports assigns Tata Communications for distribution of MotoGP and WorldSBK races

Tata Communications will deliver the motorsports action to more than 200 million households via its global fibre and satellite networks

Madrid-headquartered Dorna Sports has partnered with Tata Communications for the video distribution of the FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix (MotoGP) and Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK).

To bring the races to more than 200 million households worldwide, Tata Communications will connect each of the 18 MotoGP locations using its global fibre and satellite networks while doubling the network capacity that is currently available to Dorna Sports.

This bandwidth boost, according to Tata Communications, will ensure the distribution of live video feeds, which consist of footages from the track and 360-degree on-board cameras, as well as commentary, on a global scale.

Both companies will also capitalise on the latest technology advancements and collaborate on several projects such as low-latency 4K/Ultra HD (UHD), 360-degree cameras and live over-the-top (OTT) video feeds, as well as remote production and high dynamic range (HDR).

These technologies will be enabled by Tata Communications’ Media Ecosystem, which comprises the Video Connect service, to combine traditional video contribution services and IP connectivity in a global cloud-based platform.

Manel Arroyo, managing director, media and communications area at Dorna Sports, concluded: “We will use [Tata Communications’] global media, connectivity and cloud capabilities to bring together the different parts of our broadcast operations. This, coupled with Tata Communications’ experience in the high-pressure world of motorsports, will strengthen our ability to give MotoGP and WorldSBK fans the high-quality viewing experiences they crave.”


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