MotoGP
05 Mar
-
08 Mar
Next event in
40 days
R
Thailand GP
19 Mar
-
22 Mar
Next event in
54 days
R
Americas GP
02 Apr
-
05 Apr
Next event in
68 days
R
Argentinian GP
16 Apr
-
19 Apr
Next event in
82 days
R
Spanish GP
30 Apr
-
03 May
Next event in
96 days
14 May
-
17 May
Next event in
110 days
R
Italian GP
28 May
-
31 May
Next event in
124 days
R
Catalan GP
04 Jun
-
07 Jun
Next event in
131 days
18 Jun
-
21 Jun
Next event in
145 days
25 Jun
-
28 Jun
Next event in
152 days
R
Finnish GP
09 Jul
-
12 Jul
Next event in
166 days
06 Aug
-
09 Aug
Next event in
194 days
R
Austrian GP
13 Aug
-
16 Aug
Next event in
201 days
R
British GP
27 Aug
-
30 Aug
Next event in
215 days
R
San Marino GP
10 Sep
-
13 Sep
Next event in
229 days
01 Oct
-
04 Oct
Next event in
250 days
R
Japanese GP
15 Oct
-
18 Oct
Next event in
264 days
R
Australian GP
23 Oct
-
25 Oct
Next event in
272 days
R
Malaysian GP
29 Oct
-
01 Nov
Next event in
278 days
R
Valencia GP
12 Nov
-
15 Nov
Next event in
292 days

Promoted: How working from home boosted motorsport TV coverage

shares
comments
Oct 18, 2019, 4:55 PM

Televising major motorsports events has always been a massive operation, requiring many cameras, tonnes of equipment and people to travel around the world. However, breakthroughs in technology and fibre connectivity recently have meant that a broadcast revolution has been happening in Formula 1, MotoGP and World Rally Championship; the ability for the series to produce their live coverage from their home base, thousands of miles away from the event.

The key to remote production is the low latency and high bandwidth of the fibre connection, provided by Tata Communications, which means that more and more production roles can be performed back at base, without any loss in quality.

This not only allows the series to do more, offering fans more comprehensive broadcast coverage, it is also highly cost efficient and reduces the carbon footprint. It has a human benefit too, as it means that many technicians can spend more nights with their families over race weekends and fewer nights away from home.

The work began in Formula 1, with a number of functions including the operation of pit lane and on-board cameras being carried out remotely at F1’s remote operations centre in Biggin Hill, near London.

Several of the major broadcasters active in Formula 1 have also partnered with Tata and adopted the facility to do remote operations for their individual productions.

In MotoGP the Dorna production team have evolved remote production as their relationship with Tata Communications has matured. They produce 18 hours of broadcast output from every Moto GP round and as many as 30 of their operational staff stay home. The international broadcast feed is still produced on site, but many functions including management of the 120 on-board cameras, graphics production and the press conferences are performed at Dorna’s base in Barcelona.

WRC has already had a major breakthrough in being able to carry 30 hours of live coverage from each rally – but from next season, building on the remote operations work done in F1 and MotoGP, the plan is that they will switch to full remote production of the WRC broadcast output from their hub in London, England, with feeds coming in from cameras on stages and in rally cars in forests thousands of miles away.

For more information, click here.

Next article
Gardner says he rebuffed KTM MotoGP approach

Previous article

Gardner says he rebuffed KTM MotoGP approach

Next article

Podcast: Is Honda using Zarco to pressure Lorenzo?

Podcast: Is Honda using Zarco to pressure Lorenzo?
Load comments

About this article

Series Formula 1 , MotoGP , WRC