Ever wish you could watch the race without the commercials? Now with Formula 1, you can do just that. We have known for a bit that Formula 1 racing planned to launch a subscription streaming service, and now we know even more about it.
The new service will be called F1 TV and will have two tiers. The first one, called F1 TV Access, will provide live race timing data, radio commentary, and extended highlights of each race weekend.
F1 TV Pro will be offered for $8 to $12 a month and will provide unique feeds not available on any other platform. You will get a live commercial-free stream with multi-language commentary. You will also get access to 20 drive on-board cameras through every race season.
F1 TV will be available in nearly two dozen markets at launch, including Germany, France, USA, Mexico, Belgium, Austria, Hungary, and much of Latin America.
“With the launch of F1 TV, we are beginning on the journey to build a cornerstone of our digital transformation. F1 TV subscription products are clearly and centrally aimed at our hardest core fans, and we are firm believers that while we are bringing a new audience to the sport, we must always remain focused on delivering products and experiences that serve the most avid F1 fans,” Said Frank Arthofer director of digital and new business at Formula 1.
“F1 is the first global sport to adopt such an ambitious mobile strategy—and we’re excited to be part of it. A single global OTT video platform, with multiple live feeds and hundreds of hours of past highlights, gives fans the power to create their own unique, immersive motorsports experiences. It’s a way to keep existing audiences hooked and attract new fans to the world of F1 too,” said Mehul Kapadia managing director at Tata Communications.
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