Speed to Air Formula One In HD
Washington, D.C. (January 13, 2011) -- The Speed channel this March will begin airing Formula One racing in High-Definition for the first time.
The Formula season begins March 13 with live coverage of the Bahrain Grand Prix. Speed will air 16 of the season's 20 races with four events airing on Fox.
"We couldn't be more pleased with this decision and our ability to bring our rabid F1 fan base coverage of their favorite racing in HD in 2011. And Speed is going the extra mile, installing continuous fiber service to guarantee the best possible picture quality," said Rick Miner, Speed's senior vice president of production and network operations.
In previous seasons, Formula One Management, which handles the television broadcasts of the races, had delivered a standard-definition feed to all broadcasters worldwide. But the organization decided this year to switch to HD.
Along with Speed, the BBC and Sky Deutschland announced that they will offer the F1 season in high-def.