For the first time, Formula One Management's technical headquarters in the
The capability demonstration included the supply of JPEG 2000 quality video live from the race circuit as well as multiple programme feeds -- all made possible due to the use of its fibre network and media management services.
Being able to tap into the world's only fibre optic global ring of super-fast cables( http://www.tatacommunications.com/news/release-view.asp?d=20120322-networkring ) opens the door for endless possibilities in sports video distribution. Using fibre, broadcasters have the opportunity to manage content in ways not possible via satellite -- giving them options on what video feeds they share with the viewer for consumption.
When the partnership with Tata Communications was announced, a Formula One Management spokesperson stated that the deal was "the most significant moment for F1 since the advent of satellites"( http://www.jamesallenonf1.com/2012/02/the-deal-that-changes-f1-forever ). After Friday's capability demonstration
"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
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