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Formula 1 and Tata Communications announce multi-year strategic collaboration
LONDON and MUMBAI, India, March 17, 2022 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

As the 'Official Broadcast Connectivity Provider', Tata Communications to 
transform motorsports with innovative fan experiences

Formula 1® <> and Tata Communications 
<> – a global digital ecosystem enabler 
powering  the fast-growing digital economy, today are delighted to announce a 
multi-year strategic collaboration, with Tata Communications returning to sport 
as the Official Broadcast Connectivity Provider of Formula 1, to deliver and 
enhance a world-class, technologically advanced experience for fans globally.

Tata Communications will empower Formula 1 with global end-to-end managed 
network services for video contribution, thereby transforming the motorsports 
experience. For this, the company will facilitate the transfer of more than 100 
video feeds and over 250 audio channels to be transmitted between the Grand 
Prix venue and F1's Media & Technology Centre in the UK every race weekend in 
under 200 milliseconds, enabling F1 to broadcast to over 500 million fans in 
180+ territories globally.

Tata Communications' industry-recognised and built-for-media connectivity 
solutions will enable Formula 1 to transform the broadcast content production 
worldwide while continuing to support the sport's drive for agility and 
sustainability. Following the introduction of Formula 1's remote broadcast 
operations in 2020, Tata Communications has allowed reduction in the 
organisation's travelling freight by 34%.

Stefano Domenicali, President & CEO of Formula 1, said "We are delighted to 
welcome Tata Communications back as a partner following previous successes in 
our partnerships. They have been an integral part of our growth journey over 
the last decade, and we completely trust their expertise and abilities to 
deliver what we need for our fans. This trust has been built over many years of 
working together, pushing forward advancements in technology in sport – on and 
off the track. Tata Communications' connectivity continues to support F1's 
drive for agility and sustainability with remote production introduced in 2020 
- part of our aim to be Net-Zero Carbon by 2030. We are excited to grow 
together in the future and share the incredible journey Formula 1 is on."

"As businesses evolve to a digital-first model, I believe the sporting world 
also has a great opportunity to leverage technology for delivering innovative 
and exhilarating experiences to motorsports enthusiasts," said Amur S 
Lakshminarayanan, MD and CEO, Tata Communications. "And, Formula 1 is at the 
core of all things speed, action and thrill. We are delighted to renew our 
relationship and empower Formula 1's tomorrow, today!"

Recently, Tata Communications has been recognised as a 'Major Player' in IDC 
MarketScape for Worldwide Commercial Content Delivery Network Services 2022 
Vendor Assessment.

Tata Communications continues to develop new and innovative digital-first media 
& entertainment services, enabling an end-to-end platform play for immersive 
fan experiences. The Company also expanded its bandwidth capacity or media 
backbone to 100G driving innovations in video, remote production and more.


About Formula 1

Formula 1® racing began in 1950 and is the world's most prestigious motor 
racing competition, as well as the world's most popular annual sporting series. 
Formula One World Championship Limited is part of Formula 1® and holds the 
exclusive commercial rights to the FIA Formula One World Championship™. Formula 
1® is a subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation (NASDAQ: LSXMA, LSXMB, LSXMK, 
BATRA, BATRK, FWONA, FWONK) attributed to the Formula One Group tracking stock. 
CHAMPIONSHIP, GRAND PRIX, PADDOCK CLUB and related marks are trademarks of 
Formula One Licensing BV, a Formula 1 company. All rights reserved.

About Tata Communications

A part of the Tata Group, Tata Communications (NSE: TATACOMM; BSE: 500483) is a 
global digital ecosystem enabler powering today's fast-growing digital economy 
in more than 190 countries and territories. Leading with trust, it enables 
digital transformation of enterprises globally with collaboration and connected 
solutions, core and next gen connectivity, cloud hosting and security solutions 
and media services. 300 of the Fortune 500 companies are its customers and the 
company connects businesses to 80% of the world's cloud giants. For more 
information, please visit

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Communications' expected financial position, business strategy, the future 
development of Tata Communications' operations, and the general economy in 
India, are forward-looking statements. Such statements involve known and 
unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, including financial, regulatory 
and environmental, as well as those relating to industry growth and trend 
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that could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ 
materially from such forward-looking statements include, among others, failure 
to increase the volume of traffic on Tata Communications' network; failure to 
develop new products and services that meet customer demands and generate 
acceptable margins; failure to successfully complete commercial testing of new 
technology and information systems to support new products and services, 
including voice transmission services; failure to stabilize or reduce the rate 
of price compression on certain of the company's communications services; 
failure to integrate strategic acquisitions and changes in government policies 
or regulations of India and, in particular, changes relating to the 
administration of Tata Communications' industry; and, in general, the economic, 
business and credit conditions in India. Additional factors that could cause 
actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from such 
forward-looking statements, many of which are not in Tata Communications' 
control, include, but are not limited to, those risk factors discussed in Tata 
Communications Limited's Annual Reports. 

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