I was just browsing the App Store and I stumbled across a Japanese app that claims to stream f1 content for ¥500 per race or a season pass for ¥1500 ($5-$15). Maybe this is only in the Japanese store, but the description is in English.
I don’t know if it’s FOM approved, but it was in the ‘featured’ section.
If the commentary was in English then it’s a good deal anyway.
Looks like it’s a local deal, just happens to be developed by a UK company. Who has the TV rights now there, Fuji? I suspect instead of developing the app themselves, they’ve got this UK developer to develop the app, similar to the Sky Player in the UK. So it’s a local app, not a global one.
I was at the Japanese Grand Prix last weekend and I saw several people using these on tablets. From what I could see it looked really good. I streamed Radio 5 Live using a VPN which gave us good commentary but the Zume system seemed very good indeed. Fuji do have the rights in Japan but it is on a pay channel rather than being broadcast for free as it was there ten years ago.
Content available should be identical as well, The 6 feeds produced by FOM (world-feed, In-car Mix, Pit Lane, Timing, Driver Tracker & Rolling Highlights) as well as additional in-car feeds & app defined page layouts & audio options.