Formula 1 has announced it will be launching an updated version of their OTT subscription video platform F1 TV for the 2021 FIA Formula 1 World Championship, with new and improved features made available to more fans on more platforms than ever before. F1 TV Pro is already available in 82 countries around the world but is also launching in Brazil (from March 9th), along with Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
Developed with Accenture’s Industry X group, utilising their Connected Product expertise, the Accenture Video Solution and AWS Products & Services, the latest version of F1 TV focuses on performance and quality, featuring an enhanced underlying platform, higher video quality and improved user experience. This is the biggest update to the F1 TV platform since launch in 2018.
The improved features will help fans control their viewing experience and make it easier to find new and archive content in F1 TV’s extensive collection, which features over 2000 hours’ worth of footage, and coverage of every Grand Prix in the last five decades. The F1 TV collection lets fans enjoy some of the sport’s most iconic moments in the Greatest Races series, find out more about F1 heroes, past and present including Michael Schumacher, through in-depth documentaries, and get a glimpse of the stars of the future with the latest series of F2: Chasing the Dream.
The new version is available on F1TV.com today, March 8, and upgrades will be rolled out on iOS, Android, Amazon Fire tablet devices and Roku in the first half of the season. F1 TV for Apple TV, Android TV devices and Amazon Fire TV are currently in development and will also be launched later this year.
Improvements to the F1 TV service include:
F1 TV is available in 118 territories, with F1 TV Pro offering live streaming in six languages in 85 territories.
ARGENTINA, ANGOLA, ANGUILLA, ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA, ARUBA, AUSTRIA, AZERBAIJAN, BAHAMAS, BARBADOS, BELGIUM, BOSNIA, BOTSWANA, BRAZIL, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS, BULGARIA, CARIBBEAN NETHERLANDS, CANADA, CAYMAN ISLANDS, CHILE, COLOMBIA, COSTA RICA, CROATIA, CURAÇAO, CYPRUS, CZECH REPUBLIC, DENMARK, DOMINICA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, ECUADOR, ESTONIA, FRANCE, GHANA, GREECE, GRENADA, GUADELOUPE, GUATEMALA, HAITI, HONDURAS, HUNGARY, ICELAND, JAMAICA, KENYA, LATVIA, LITHUANIA, LUXEMBOURG, MALTA, MARTINIQUE, MEXICO, MONACO, MONTSERRAT, MOZAMBIQUE, NAMIBIA, NETHERLANDS, NICARAGUA, NIGERIA, NORWAY, PARAGUAY, PERU, POLAND, PORTUGAL, ROMANIA, RUSSIA, SAINT BARTHÉLEMY, SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS, SAINT LUCIA, SAINT MARTIN, SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES, SERBIA, SINT MAARTEN, SLOVAKIA, SLOVENIA, SOUTH AFRICA, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, TURKEY, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, UGANDA, UKRAINE, UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS, URUGUAY, USA, VENEZUELA, ZAMBIA, ZIMBABWE.
F1 TV Access, the on-demand video and live timing service, is available in 33 territories. To view the full list of countries, click here.
For a demo video of the product on F1TV.com and screenshots of the product that can be used in editorial, click here.
Ian Holmes, Director of Media Rights at Formula 1, said:
“We are delighted to be relaunching F1 TV ahead of the new season, with several upgraded features that will improve fans’ experience of the product and make our extensive collection of archive footage easier to watch than ever before. Accenture have helped us take F1 TV to the next level and I’m very excited to see how it develops in the future as we continue to provide fans with more ways than ever to watch F1.”
Daniel Farrell, Accenture Industry X, Intelligent Products & Platforms, said:
“Accenture is proud to team with Formula 1 to relaunch F1 TV. Based on the Accenture Video Solution, the cloud-first platform with its live streams from over 20 track-side and on-board cameras has been designed with the high expectations of F1’s demanding customers in mind. We look forward to continuously innovating the product through the 2021 season and beyond to embed intelligence in the platform and connect a growing range of devices, all to deliver the most exciting and engaging fan experience possible.”
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