Tata trials next-gen video distribution with F1

F1-2013Live from the Singapore Grand Prix last weekend, Tata Communications successfully showcased its next generation of capability for video distribution to Formula One Management (FOM) and a group of leading broadcasters at its Biggin Hill headquarters in the UK.

The capability demonstration included the supply of JPEG 2000 quality video live from the race circuit, as well as multiple programme feeds. This was the first time ever that a high quality JPEG 2000 transmission has been supplied live from a Formula 1 event.

John Morrison, Formula One Management Chief Technical Officer commented: “We are constantly looking at how we improve the delivery and number of options for our media partners, and ultimately the end consumer. This game changing trial from Tata Communications around the capability of its world-class connectivity infrastructure allows us to evaluate new means of delivering the immersive live race experience around the world. FOM is already using connectivity provided by Tata Communications to facilitate a radical rethink of our live event coverage by remoting an increasing number of associated activities to our Remote Operations Centre at Biggin Hill.”

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