Tata Communications Continues Strategic Partnership With Dorna Sports, MotoGP
Tata Communications and Dorna Sports, the exclusive commercial and television rights holder of the FIM MotoGP World Championship, today renew and strengthen their exclusive multi-year strategic collaboration – bringing the spectacle of MotoGP’s close racing and incredible competition to nearly half a billion homes worldwide.
“Tata Communications has been pivotal in enabling us to bring immersive live race action to our millions of fans around the world,” says Manel Arroyo, Chief Commercial Officer, Dorna Sports. “Together, we’ve pushed the boundaries of innovation in sports broadcasting, increasingly bringing our global fans closer to their favorite sport.” He adds, “With this renewed collaboration, we trust Tata Communications to help us take the fan experience even further, using cutting edge technology to deliver an incredible experience for fans at home, which is as enthralling as watching the races on tracks.”
With its digital-first suite of media offerings, Tata Communications empowers the world’s premier motorcycle racing series to deliver an innovative and transformed viewing experience to its fans worldwide. Tata Communications media edge services will allow MotoGP to continue to ensure excellent video quality, coupled with tremendous speed, delivering the race live from the track to the viewers’ screens in just a few tenths of a second.
Tata Communications and Dorna teams will also boost migration from an onsite traditional media production to a remote production that will culminate in a future cloud-based model, increasing the number of video signals from 60 to 110 – some in ultra-low latency – providing more content to the viewers, and enabling the innovation of remotely produced immersive sound.
These remote production capabilities, combined with the global video content delivery network, will also enable increased remote broadcasting of live track action, supporting the increased sustainability and long-term environmental objectives of MotoGP and Dorna Sports as both continue to work together on world-leading and world-changing technological solutions.
Tata Communications and Dorna have also been working together to leverage Private LTE deployment at race tracks to manage wireless camera feeds in low latency and the highest quality possible, bringing even more incredible content to viewers around the world.
“MotoGP represents the best in global motorsports today,” says Dhaval Ponda, Global Head of Media & Entertainment Services, Tata Communications. “Fueled by our deep broadcast experience, video engineering pedigree and passion for technological advancements, we’re proud to extend this relationship to further accelerate the fan experience. Together, we’ll continue to co-create and elevate the viewing experiences for the legions of passionate motorcycle racing fans globally.”