Babcock International Group has been announced as the multi-platform television distribution partner to the FIA Formula E Championship.
Babcock provided distribution services for last year’s inaugural season. Its contract includes the current season, which concludes in London in July, as well as next year’s round of races.
Coverage of the electric racing series is distributed live to more than 65 broadcasters around the world and streamed to connected devices.
Babcock’s distribution of multiple camera feeds to the Formula E app allows fans to view races from any car as well as from key locations around the track. All the feeds include real-time synchronised data.
Babcock Media Services director of technology and products Dave Travis said: “Babcock has a team of multi-platform OTT broadcast specialists traveling the world with Formula E.
“Our technology independence allows us to create a unique solution at each race using satellite, fibre and our own internet cloud delivery platform.
“We have provided Formula E with broadcast distribution services from the very first race of the inaugural season and our services have grown dramatically to meet the ambitions of Formula E, broadcasters and platforms.”
Ali Russell, Formula E’s director of media, added: “From the inaugural season, it was extremely important that we engaged with trusted partners who could exhibit innovation, collaboration, enthusiasm and value - all underpinned by tangible experience. Babcock provides all of these qualities, along with an ethos of ‘going the extra mile’. We continue to value them as trusted technology partner.”