Motorsport.tv has partnered with Tata Communications to power the international growth of the network’s internet television platforms.
Tata Communications will become Motorsport Network’s CDN (content delivery network) – the platform that will deliver video content globally to any device, anywhere, anytime.
During the past five F1 seasons, Tata Communications has tested in action technologies such as Ultra High Definition (UHD) video and live OTT broadcasting, which could enable fans to experience the sport in new ways. Tata Communications also distributes MotoGP and WorldSBK racing to 80+ broadcast partners reaching 200+ million households worldwide across different platforms.
“We have a strong track record of enabling sports organizations to create more powerful and immersive viewing experiences through technology,” said Brian Morris, VP and GM of Media & Entertainment Services at Tata Communications. “As the official connectivity provider for Formula 1 and the exclusive video distribution partner for MotoGP, we’re laying the foundations for digital transformation in motorsports – and our work with Motorsport.tv and Motorsport Network is a natural extension of that.”
“What is important for Motorsport Network is that Tata Communications is not just another technology company that moves data around the world – the company is heavily connected to our sport through its existing partnerships,” said Motorsport Network CEO Colin Smith. “As we continue to grow there will be more and more emphasis on providing fans with the latest live and on-demand video content through Motorsport.tv.”
Motorsport.tv is part of Motorsport Network which now attracts more than 172 million page views per month across 28 global editions in 81 countries with 17 different languages.