Bangalore, INDIA & London, UK,11TH Feb 2023 – Formula E and Tata Communications have today announced a strategic multi-year relationship with the global comm tech company becoming the Official Broadcast Distribution Provider to the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.
The new agreement will see Tata Communications deliver high-definition, high-resolution, and high-speed live broadcast content to viewers around the world as part of Formula E’s new remote broadcast production of live races, reducing the environmental impact typical of major live international sports events on TV.
Tata Communications’ technologically advanced, software-defined media edge platform will deliver more than 160 live video and audio signals from Formula E races across continents within milliseconds, using 26 media edge locations across North America, Europe, and Asia.
The new super-fast race broadcast distribution will be supported by Tata Communications’ specially trained experts, providing round-the-clock global end-to-end managed services at all 16 races this season. Tata Communications and Formula E are also working together to further enrich experiences for motorsport fans with innovation and efficiency.
Today, Tata Communications will be making history with Formula E as the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship races in India for the first time. Viewers around the world follow the action live as 22 drivers from 11 teams including Mahindra Racing, Jaguar TCS Racing, Maserati MSG Racing, and NEOM McLaren Formula E Team compete in the 2023 Greenko Hyderabad E-Prix.
Aarti Dabas, Chief Media Officer, Formula E, said:
“Tata Communications will play a critical part in Formula E’s live race broadcast production and distribution. With Tata Communications’ innovative technology and expertise, we will
deliver an enhanced viewing experience for fans and improved service for our 40-plus broadcast partners. The seamless track connectivity provided by Tata Communications ensures that the on-track action is captured and distributed in real time, elevating the broadcast to a whole new level. This relationship makes a positive contribution to our mission to create a more sustainable future and further demonstrates Formula E’s technical ambition and commitment to innovation. We are excited to work with Tata Communications on this exciting journey.”
A.S Lakshminarayanan, MD and CEO, of Tata Communications, said:
“Tata Communications is in a unique position to help businesses deliver on their promise of a greener future with a digital fabric of seamlessly integrated digital solutions. Our relationship with Formula E is another example of how we are enabling organizations with the power of technology to deliver ground-breaking entertainment in a sustainable and environmentally positive way. We are passionately evolving and innovating our solutions portfolio to allow Formula E to harness the power of digital and cloud with sustainability at the core.”
Note to Editors:
· Tata Communications sustainable remote production solution will transmit and transfer live racing action from over 85 camera feeds and audio channels on each racetrack to Formula E’s central remote production hub in the UK.
· The repackaged feeds are distributed to global rights holding broadcasters and digital platforms leveraging Tata Communications’ global edge infrastructure.
· Tata Communications media edge cloud is capable of enabling very low latency video processing from any venue using first-mile internet while processing and distributing the video signals to any platform globally with high availability.
· Offered as a fully-managed service, availability of edge capability at the venue allows businesses to add a wide variety of digital services such as providing high performance data tunnels over a secure connection to help with real time data enrichment for better viewer experience.