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Tata Communications to Fuel Motorsport TV!


Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain.
Saturday 15 April 2017.
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Motorsport.tv are revving their engines over drawing 172 million page views per month across 28 global editions in 81 countries with 17 different languages. Tata Communications will become the Motorsport Network’s CDN (content delivery network), and will be adding more power injection in meeting the need for speed with it’s global accelerated network. Customers will now be enjoying motorsports on mobile phones, tablets, or TV with the highest quality anywhere around the world.

“We have a strong track record of enabling sports organisations to create more powerful and immersive viewing experiences through technology,” said Brian Morris, Vice President and General Manager of Media & Entertainment Services at Tata Communications.

“As the official connectivity provider for Formula 1® and the exclusive video distribution partner for MotoGP™, we’re laying the foundations for digital transformation in motorsports – and our work with Motorsport.tv and Motorsport Network is a natural extension of that.

“They make up the biggest motorsport and automotive media group in the world and we are excited about the opportunities that lie ahead to bring millions of people worldwide closer to the action – on four wheels, two wheels, on the track or off road – through our network and the latest technology innovations.”

By providing Ultra High Definition (UHD) video and live broadcasting over the Internet (OTT) for the past five F1® seasons, Tata Communications has tested ways of providing fans the ultimate in new ways of viewing the action.  Tata Communications continues to distribute MotoGP™ and WorldSBK racing to 80+ broadcast partners reaching 200+ million households worldwide, and brings fans high-quality racing content across different platforms.

“As we continue to grow there will be more and more emphasis on providing fans with the latest live and on-demand video content through Motorsport.tv. Tata Communications’ impressive content delivery network will ensure we can continue to deliver top quality content in the highest resolution available to any screen, anywhere, at anytime….What is important for Motorsport Network is that Tata Communications is not just another technology company that moves data around the world – the company is heavily connected to our sport through its existing partnerships. We both share the passion for the sport and that ensures we continue to raise the bar for Motorsport.tv.” stated Motorsport Network CEO, Colin Smith

About Tata Communications

Tata Communications Limited (CIN no: L64200MH1986PLC039266) along with its subsidiaries (Tata Communications) is a leading global provider of A New World of Communications™. With a leadership position in emerging markets, Tata Communications leverages its advanced solutions capabilities and domain expertise across its global network to deliver managed solutions to multi-national enterprises and communications service providers.  The Tata Communications global network includes one of the most advanced and largest submarine cable networks and a Tier-1 IP network with connectivity to more than 240 countries and territories across 400 PoPs.  Tata Communications’ depth and breadth of reach in emerging markets includes leadership in Indian enterprise data services and leadership in global international voice communications. Tata Communications Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India.  www.tatacommunications.com

About Motorsport Network

Motorsport Network connects hundreds of millions of people who love motorsport and cars. Our technology and distinct brands distinguish our unique content and services to help us engage motorsport and auto fans in their native languages. We connect this universe with television, digital content, live events, e-commerce, gaming and social networking to unify people with a passion for all things automotive. As a global digital media company, we are your gateway to the world of motorsport and cars.

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Matthew has worked in both the private sector and in higher education for over twenty years. He specializes in the areas of digital media project management, broadcast engineering and media production. Matthew has extensive knowledge in digital post production, digital asset management, digital cinema production, and broadcast facility integration. Mr. Harchick actively researches state of the art broadcast, cutting edge digital cinema and smart audio visual technologies for client implementation and is available for your consultation needs.

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