SIS LIVE, the outside broadcast services company that worked with North One on ITV's Formula One coverage, will provide all technical facilities and support crew for BBC Sport's presentation coverage of this season's competition.

Formula One returns to the BBC for the first time in 13 years this weekend (28 and 29 March).

SIS LIVE will utilize some of last year's technical and production team for the coverage including staff that worked on F1 when it was last on the BBC in 1996.

Editing, RF cameras, on-site production office facilities and satellite links will all be provided as part of a package. The set-up will provide for main TV coverage, internet and interactive platforms with live coverage being made available on the BBC Sport website for the first time.

For the European rounds of the competition, SIS LIVE will field three vehicles: a combined production and editing OB unit; a dual antenna uplink; and a bespoke mobile production office. For all the international rounds, starting in Melbourne, Australia, a flight case packaged ‘fly away' solution will be provided.

SIS LIVE managing director David Meynell said: “This is an important and prestigious contract for us. We will take care of all the technical planning, logistics and engineering for the coverage, enabling BBC Sport to focus on its production.”

The BBC's Formula 1 presentation coverage for 2009 will be produced in-house by BBC Sport.