Formula 1

Telekom Romania renews Formula 1 rights

Telekom Romania’s Dolce Sport service has secured the local rights to Formula 1 motor-racing for the next two years. Dolce Sport viewers will be able to view all 21 Grand Prix races on Telekom Romania’s TV service, along with qualifying sessions and other events. Telekom Romania, which previously held the rights to the competition for […]

Tata Communications delivers Formula 1 live OTT proof of concept

Indian service provider Tata Communications has completed a proof of concept of live OTT streaming enabled by Net Insight’s platform with Formula One Management. Tata’s live OTT platform delivered a live feed from the Singapore Grand Prix to Formula One Management’s Technical HQ in Biggin Hill, UK, with no time lag between the live broadcast […]

Twitch, other eSports services to reach 310m viewers by 2020

Online eSports services such as Twitch will grow their audience base to more than 310 million by 2020, surpassing comparable NFL audiences, according to Juniper Research. The ‘Digital Games: eSports 2015-2020’ report claims that eSports is “on the cusp of significant growth” with tournaments and prize pools also expanding in size and value. Juniper estimates […]

Eurosport secures exclusive Formula One rights in Portugal

Discovery-owned Eurosport has secured exclusive TV and digital rights to the FIA Formula One World Championship in Portugal from 2016 to 2018. The agreement covers rights to all races, qualifying and practice sessions of the premier motorsports event for the next three seasons. Eurosport will have access to multiple live feeds including coverage from cameras […]

Sky secures Formula 1 in Germany

Sky in Germany has secured the rights to Formula 1 motor-racing until 2017, including broadcast TV, internet, IPTV and mobile rights. The deal gives Sky broadcast rights over satellite and cable for the next two years, along with IPTV and mobile rights covering Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Sky has held Formula 1 rights in Germany […]

Formula One taps Tata for motorsports events

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 […]

Rightster for Formula E online

The Formula One Association has chosen cloud-based video distribution specialist Rightster to be the first online video partners for the new Formula E motorsports competition.  The deal will see Rightster manage Formula E’s YouTube channel with particular focus on channel and rights management, social media amplification, programming support and cross-promotion across the relevant channels in […]

AMC Networks secures Formula 1 rights in Czech Republic, Slovakia

AMC Networks International Central Europe has struck a three-year deal to broadcast all Formula 1 races in the Czech Republic and Slovakia on its Sport1 and Sport2 channels.  The deal covers the 2015, 2016 and 2017 F1 seasons and will see Sport1 and Sport2 show live coverage of all races and qualifying sessions of the […]

Tata Communications delivers 4K Formula 1 live feed

Tata Communications claims it has become the first company to deliver a live 4K feed from a Formula 1 event, after broadcasting live footage from a practice session at the Singapore Grand Prix over the weekend.  The footage was delivered end-to-end over Tata Communications’ Global Video Connect Network to Formula One Management’s technical headquarters in […]

MTG extends Formula 1 rights

Modern Times Group (MTG) has extended its exclusive broadcast and online rights to Formula 1 racing in Scandinavia and the Baltics by agreeing new three-year deals. MTG has secured the rights until 2017 in the Baltics and 2018 in Scandinavia, where it has provided coverage of Formula 1 racing since 2005. MTG airs its Formula […]