Arqiva, an international satellite and media services provider, has announced a new partnership with FOX Networks Group (FNG) Asia, which will see it deliver a 4K content stream of the 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship – the first time FNG Asia has streamed 4K content to viewers across the region.
The service will provide streaming services for the remaining four races of the Formula One season – taking place in the US, Mexico, Brazil and Abu Dhabi – with the company having already delivered live 4K streaming of the Singapore, Malaysian and Japanese Grands Prix.
The partnership will see Arqiva utilise its fibre infrastructure to pick-up live 4K content from BSkyB, and take responsibility for trans-coding and delivery into FNG Asia’s channel delivery network via a combination of traditional and cloud based services.
It is the latest project in an ongoing four-year relationship between Arqiva and FNG Asia, which has seen them working together on projects for the delivery of content to channels in Singapore.
“We are thrilled to be working with a broadcaster like FNG Asia on a spectacle as prestigious as Formula One, and it is a fantastic reflection of Arqiva’s growing presence in the Asian market,” said Chris Walder, senior vice president, Asia Pacific at Arqiva. “FNG Asia shares our values in terms of providing the most efficient, stimulating viewing experiences to its customers, and we are looking forward to developing this relationship.
“Arqiva’s managed IP streaming service leverages a combination of traditional services and cloud delivery mechanisms to provide the very best occupational and commercial proposition to our customers,” added Alex Pannell, director of Media Services at Arqiva. “It is for this reason that tier 1 global broadcasters and content owners, such as FNG Asia, are leveraging our media hub to deliver services to their audiences around the world.”