Tata Communications zooms ahead with multi-year Formula 1 contract
Tata Communications has announced a multi-year strategic collaboration with Formula 1 that will see the former named as the Official Broadcast Connectivity Provider of the world’s most popular motor racing competition.
Tata Communications will empower Formula 1 with global end-to-end managed network services for video contribution. For this, the company 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 and Technology Centre in the UK every race weekend in under 200 milliseconds, enabling F1 to broadcast to over 500 million fans in 180+ territories globally.
Stefano Domenicali, President & CEO of Formula 1, 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 sports – 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.”