2011 F1 season
Formula One Management has confirmed that all F1 broadcasters will receive high definition feeds in 2011.
This will give F1 broadcasters the choice of offering HD footage to viewers.
Sky Germany announced yesterday it will broadcast in high definition and Australian broadcaster OneHD announced on Twitter its F1 coverage will be in HD.
British host broadcaster BBC is yet to reveal whether it will show F1 in HD but it is likely to having previously indicated it would as soon as FOM offered the feed.
Further details about its 2011 plans are to be published following the change to the commentary team announced yesterday.
Many other mainstream sports have been available in high definition for several years. NASCAR, America’s most popular racing series, has been in HD since 2005.
Has your local broadcaster announced it will broadcast in HD? Let us know in the comments.
Update: BBC announce they will broadcast F1 in HD in 2011. They also confirmed Eddie Jordan will remain on the coverage team.
BBC’s Head of F1 Ben Gallop said:
It’s fantastic that Eddie is rejoining the team, and this year in a more expanded role. He’s such a core character with his outspoken views, unrivalled contacts in the sport and his ability to unearth the stories from the paddock. We’re also delighted to be broadcasting in HD, something we know fans have been waiting for and it will really add something extra to our coverage for 2011.
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