Formula 1’s on-demand service, F1 TV, has been revamped ahead of the 2021 season with a new design, features and new territories.
The ‘Pro’ service, which allows subscribers to stream live events, is now available in 82 countries, but is set to launch in Brazil, Slovakia and Czech Republic.
However it remains blocked in some of F1’s largest markets including the UK and Germany, where broadcaster Sky holds exclusive broadcast rights.
The new version of F1 TV has focussed on improving the performance and quality of the service, which has been patchy at times, whilst adding additional functionality including higher video quality at 1080p and 50fps for the first time.
Subscribers will have full control over the live stream; play, pause or rewind to watch that overtake again, across every channel, including on-board cameras. Users will also be able to cast F1 TV using Chromecast and AirPlay (iOS) to view the service on their TV.
F1 TV is available in 118 territories – which allows for basic access to highlights, live timing and more, whilst F1 TV Pro is available in 85 countries.
“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,” commented Ian Holmes, Director of Media Rights at Formula 1.
“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.”