FOM expands Tata partnership
Formula One Management has expanded its partnership with Tata Communications.
The motorsport body has appointed the Mumbai-based group to provide broadcast services for the GP2, GP3 and Porsche Supercup series. Tata Communications, which is already the official connectivity partner to the Formula One world championships, will provide fiber and satellite services to relay broadcast feeds from 12 race venues in 2015.
“We are always looking to help provide our partners and clients with the highest standards of support and service and our decision to appoint Tata Communications as the provider of these broadcast services is designed to deliver this,” said Formula One Group chief executive Bernie Ecclestone.
Vinod Kumar, the managing director and chief executive of Tata Communications, added: “Tata Communications’ work with Formula One Management is a testament to the diversity and versatility of our services. Each Formula One race demands a range of connected services similar to that of a small city.”
“By consolidating fixed line connectivity needs with Tata Communications, Formula One Management will be able to take the greatest possible advantage of that infrastructure and tap into the versatility, on and off-site support and existing knowledge and experience of our platform and our team.”
“We are a unique player in the ecosystem and well placed to help deliver high quality live feeds to customers all over the world.”