Formula 1 will launch its OTT platform, named F1 TV, early on in the 2018 championship season. The platform will offer commercial-free live streams of each race with multi-language commentary. In addition, the service will provide access to all 20 on-board driver cameras during every race session. F1 TV Pro will have unique feeds not available on any other platform, with capabilities for multi-level personalisation.
Subscribers will be able to choose the content they view and how and when they access it. All races will be offered live, along with press conferences, and pre and post-race interviews. During the season, F1 TV will be made available in English, French, German and Spanish, and will appear in nearly two dozen markets at launch including Germany, France, USA, Mexico, Belgium, Austria, Hungary and much of Latin America. Access will initially be available through desktop and web, with mobile apps and TV apps being rolled out for Amazon, iOS and Android devices. Pricing for F1 TV Pro will cost $8-12 per month with annual rates priced according to market.
A less expensive, non-live subscription tier, F1 TV Access, will provide live race timing data and radio commentary, as well as extended highlights. It will also be underscored by unprecedented access to archive video content. CDN and connectivity services to distribute the platform’s content will be supplied by Tata Communications.