F1 TV’s false start: No live stream at the start of the season
Liberty Media originally plans to introduce a live streaming service from the start of the Formula 1 season in Melbourne. Now there is only one trial version.
The new paid live streaming service “F1 TV” from Formula 1 rights holder Liberty Media will not yet be launched at the first Grand Prix of the year in Melbourne/Australia on Sunday.
According to the management of the top motorsport class, Down Under will initially only be a beta test under live conditions. Originally F1 TV was to be available to customers at the start of the season.
It has not yet been decided when the channel, initially planned in four languages (German, English, French and Spanish), will actually be available. The subscription costs 64.99 euros per year or 7.99 euros per month in Germany.
F1 TV is planned to complement the TV offering and will offer numerous options for camera selection and access to several live data. These are taken over by the broadcasting stations, in Germany by RTL. Access will initially be via the Internet browser and later also via apps on mobile devices.