This season 1 fans can watch the sport they love advert free, and even through driver on-board cameras, as Formula 1 is launching F1 TV.
The sport’s new owners, Liberty Media, have confirmed reports about the new service which will provide commercial-free live streams of each race with multi language commentary – English, French, German and Spanish.
In addition, the service will provide exclusive access to all 20 driver on-board cameras throughout every race session. F1 TV Pro will have unique feeds not available on any other platform with the capability of multi-level personalisation.
Subscribers will be able to choose the content they view and how and when they access it. All of practice, qualifying and races, will be offered live, along with press conferences and pre and post-race interviews.
Subscribers will be able to watch live races of the main support series, the FIA Formula 2 Championship, GP3 Series and Porsche Supercup, among others.
But it will, of course, cost you.
“Pricing for F1 TV Pro will be offered on a monthly basis of USD$8-$12, and annual rates will be priced according to market,” read Liberty’s press release.
A less expensive, non-live subscription tier, F1 TV Access will provide live race timing data and radio commentary, as well as extended highlights of each session from the race weekend.
Frank Arthofer, Director of Digital and New Business, Formula 1 said: “With the launch of F1 TV, we are beginning on the journey to build a cornerstone of our digital
“F1 TV subscription products are clearly and centrally aimed at our hardest core fans, and we are firm believers that while we are bringing a new audience to the sport, we must always remain focused on delivering products and experiences that serve the most avid F1 fans.
“Our objective with F1 TV is simple: provide these fans with the best available service to watch live Grands Prix and provide them with the best sports OTT customer experience in the world.
“Our team and our partners are singularly focused on delivering on that vision: not just for launch but over the long-term. Live streaming video is an exciting space changing almost daily.”