F1 TV gears up for 2023 season
March 1, 2023
By Colin Mann
Following a record-breaking 2022 that saw fans stream more than 115 million hours of F1 footage, F1 TV has unveiled its presenter line-up and a new package of features, as it looks to bring the drama and excitement of Formula 1 to fans around the world for the 2023 season.
Following a record breaking 2022 that saw fans stream more than 115 million hours of F1 footage, F1 TV has unveiled its presenter line-up and a new package of features, as it looks to bring the drama and excitement of Formula 1 to fans around the world for the 2023 season.
This expert analysis will be provided by Will Buxton who returns as lead presenter alongside Laura Winter, Rosanna Tennant and Lawrence Baretto. Alex Jacques will lead the commentary team, supported by co-commentators Jolyon Palmer and James Hinchliffe. Formula 1 Ambassador and Channel 4 pundit, David Coulthard will also provide commentary for a number of races throughout the season and Sam Collins will return as F1 TV’s technical analyst for the new season.
Launched in 2018, F1 TV marked Formula 1’s biggest investment in its digital transformation and ushered in a new era for the fan viewing experience. F1 TV Pro offers fans the chance to follow commercial-free live streams of every race, with additional exclusive feeds, whilst the less expensive TV Access provides fan with live race timing data and full race replays.
F1 TV subscribers can watch unique camera angles and access other exciting features such as driver on-board cameras, team radios, in-depth data and behind the scenes footage. Fans also have the option to browse through thousands of hours of archival footage and relive some of the sport’s most iconic and memorable moments.
For 2023, several new features have been unveiled on F1 TV Pro to make the platform even better. These include:
- Continue Watching – fans can pick up watching their favourite F1 content right where they left off across any device.
- Watch Live or From Start – fans who miss the start of the race now have the option to enjoy the race spoiler free.
- Search – fans can now search for their favourite F1 content without having to scroll through the F1 archives.
- Live Now – F1 TV will now send fans notifications when a Live session is about to start.
In other new features, F1-produced commentary will now feature on YouTube F1 highlights and a number of new shows will take place across a race weekend, including a new weekend warm-up show to kick start the weekend and prologue and epilogue shows for practice sessions.
F1 TV is available in 118 countries, with F1 TV Pro available in 89 countries. Following the successful launch of the platform in India earlier this month, plans are in place to launch the OTT service in several new markets throughout the year.
“Since 2018, F1 TV has grown to become a best-in-class broadcast service for fans in many parts of the world, offering unfiltered access on track and top-quality technical analysis in the paddock,” said Ian Holmes, Director of Media Rights and Content Creation at Formula 1 said. “This year’s exciting presenter line-up and new features further enhance the fan experience and demonstrate Formula 1’s ongoing commitment to produce premium content for our fans. As we look to expand F1 TV to new markets around the world, we will continue to explore new and innovative ways to successfully capture the spectacle and entertainment of Formula 1.”