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Formula One taps Tata for motorsports events

Formula One's GP2

Formula One’s GP2

Formula One Management has chosen media services provider Tata Communications to deliver broadcast services for its GP2, GP3 and Porsche Supercup racing series events.

Tata Communications will provide a fibre and satellite solution to broadcasters from across the globe at the 12 race locations in 2015.

The agreement will also enable broadcasters covering GP2, GP3 and Porsche Supercup races to use Tata Communications’ Race Network Operations Centre (NOC), located in the Formula 1 Technical Centre, the group’s 750 square metre operations centre that is present at every Formula 1 event.

Bernie Ecclestone, CEO of the Formula One group said:  “We are always looking to help provide our partners and clients with the highest standards of support and service and our decision to appoint Tata Communications as the provider of these broadcast services is designed to deliver this.”

Vinod Kumar, MD and CEO, Tata Communications, said: “Tata Communications’ work with Formula One Management is a testament to the diversity and versatility of our services. Each Formula 1 race demands a range of connected services similar to that of a small city. By consolidating fixed line connectivity needs with Tata Communications, Formula One Management will be able to take the greatest possible advantage of that infrastructure and tap into the versatility, on and off-site support and existing knowledge and experience of our platform and our team. We are a unique player in the ecosystem and well-placed to help deliver high quality live feeds to customers all over the world.”