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Writing by Sam Denby
Research by Sam Denby and Tristan Purdy
Editing by Alexander Williard
Animation by Josh Sherrington
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Select footage courtesy the AP Archive
References
[1] motorsportbroadcasting.com/2018/08/18/stay-on-this-stay-on-this-the-split-second-decisions-behind-formula-1s-television-direction/
[2] www.wired.co.uk/article/formula-one-liberty-media-chase-carey-bernie-ecclestone
[3] www.fomwatch.co.uk/broadcast/fom-tv-feeds/world-feed/
[4] questtel.com/wiki/satellite-frequency-bands
[5] www.satellitetoday.com/broadcasting/2017/12/07/satellites-play-global-sporting-events-archive/
[6] www.reddit.com/r/F1TV/comments/mj1ed9/a_tour_of_the_f1_media_technology_centre/gtbw3go/
[7] www.telecomlead.com/telecom-services/tata-communications-trials-next-gen-video-distribution-technology-at-formula1-network-71255-44588
[8] usgone.info/award/video/jtaXd3easKSvtL8
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Comments 

  1. swray2112

    swray2112

    22 hours ago

    1st thing I thought of were the logistics of covering a gr tour stage race like the Tour de France or the Giro, which is happening now. Obviously, far fewer cameras, but they are constantly traveling, often on rural country roads.

  2. Sebastian Lim

    Sebastian Lim

    Day ago

    11:18 the burn to Mazespin

  3. yollayolla

    yollayolla

    3 days ago

    Man, you have 2 nice youtube channels!

  4. Vedant Chaudhari

    Vedant Chaudhari

    4 days ago

    Tata🇮🇳💙

  5. Justinas Andrijevskis

    Justinas Andrijevskis

    5 days ago

    Thank you for mentioning Lithuania :)

  6. Dinesh Goundla

    Dinesh Goundla

    6 days ago

    Glad to see TATA come up in the video.

  7. vee2easy

    vee2easy

    6 days ago

    they do all this just so I can stream it free on youtube. you got to love it.

  8. Sanjeev Dasari

    Sanjeev Dasari

    6 days ago

    Silverstone in the first 5 seconds of the video

  9. Harsh Jani

    Harsh Jani

    6 days ago

    Proud to be an Indian ❤️

  10. John Cheever

    John Cheever

    7 days ago

    I wish this video was more focused on the systems and logistics of live tv news and entertainment like SNL, Concerts, Thanksgiving Parade, Breaking news? - and not so much on sports (specifically on F1 considering they already have a dedicated video out about it)

  11. Omen

    Omen

    7 days ago

    I was expecting the technical details of all live tv, not just Formula 1 :(

  12. Tony Chan

    Tony Chan

    7 days ago

    My understanding is that the contract between Tata and F1 was discontinued in 2019.

  13. Alparslan Korkmaz

    Alparslan Korkmaz

    7 days ago

    Nice video.

  14. Ron

    Ron

    8 days ago

    Never thought I'd see my house in a Wendover video 8:58 🇰🇪

  15. Rilch Vladimir

    Rilch Vladimir

    8 days ago

    they also use drones a lot in racing events.

  16. पेड़ Tree

    पेड़ Tree

    8 days ago

    i am very sad, he didnt named it the logistics of live broadcast

  17. Jaye O'Farrell

    Jaye O'Farrell

    9 days ago

    One interesting aspect of F1 is depending on the previous years constructor standings. Each team is guaranteed a certain amount of on on screen time. Meaning that as well as balancing the on camera action and narrative, the producer also has to make sure each time gets their on camera time. It's why you sometimes get odd cuts to follow a car out of the action for a couple of laps.

  18. SLiX

    SLiX

    10 days ago

    I think you should also cover eSports broadcast. A more digital aspect to getting shots on top of the out of game shots. I think the rest of it is pretty similar tho, just want to note how difficult observing is and how limitless shots and angles may be in a virtual 3d space.

  19. Spookay It's Me

    Spookay It's Me

    10 days ago

    That's a Mid-Western accent that creeps in there that I can hear. Like a Milwaukee accent, maybe?

  20. snore cart

    snore cart

    10 days ago

    Haha - I catched the driver at the back who spins reference. I see you are a man of formuladank as well ;) :p Awesome work as always!

  21. Yasin Hasan

    Yasin Hasan

    10 days ago

    dont know a single person who watch formula 1

  22. Sexy Axolotl

    Sexy Axolotl

    10 days ago

    11:17 mazespin

  23. FABI P

    FABI P

    11 days ago

    In addition.

  24. General Bomba

    General Bomba

    11 days ago

    where plane?

  25. Matas Kart

    Matas Kart

    11 days ago

    12:45 Except that no TV channels in Lithuania could afford to pay for F1 coverage, so it was dropped a while ago, leaving only the horrific F1TV service that doesn't work 1/2 the time :/

  26. Ijas Muhammed Photography

    Ijas Muhammed Photography

    11 days ago

    Decided to Invest in Tata Communication stock which is enlisted in Indian Stock Market. Just investors things 😉

  27. Daniel

    Daniel

    11 days ago

    What's the skyline at 7:54? I don't recognize that city.

  28. Henrik Kowalski

    Henrik Kowalski

    12 days ago

    Please stop with this Brilliant stuff. Honestly it teaches you nothing and still people claim they know machine learning (and all models there are) while the CV of someone who might have done years worth of DNN lacks points in logistic regression or random forrest. No researcher knows all methods but someone who has taken a brilliant course could sell superficial knowledge as deep knowledge. And believe me real researchers would and could not do this.

  29. joep vn

    joep vn

    12 days ago

    Please do a bit about the medical coverage at F1

  30. killerch0

    killerch0

    12 days ago

    I love how F1 is the new airplanes

  31. cchaz003

    cchaz003

    12 days ago

    Dude, I was so hoping you'd dig into F1 and then you did - perfection once again!

  32. Vishesh Kothari

    Vishesh Kothari

    12 days ago

    🇮🇳 Proud of Tata Communications Indian Company making Indians Proud in World. Also the Company of Ratan Tata

  33. Dongle Berry

    Dongle Berry

    13 days ago

    Quality? BroadWhat? 720p? A problem? FFFUUUUUUU!

  34. Lance Gambit

    Lance Gambit

    13 days ago

    It would seem that how the F1 races are produced & broadcast is infinitely more fascinating than the races themselves.

  35. Steven Samuel

    Steven Samuel

    13 days ago

    I just thought I'd get a video about live TV broadcasting, but to find out that it's actually just an F1 logistics vid, I'm delightfully bamboozled

  36. Super Pandas

    Super Pandas

    13 days ago

    What’s the difference between sender and BaI?

    • Super Pandas

      Super Pandas

      13 days ago

      *HAI

  37. Ali Syed

    Ali Syed

    13 days ago

    USgone is for information not accessible through Wikipedia.. and this video contains PhD in Formula 1 info.

  38. Kylla Zanabi

    Kylla Zanabi

    14 days ago

    Who’s that williams at the back? @10:37

  39. Lars Jorgensen

    Lars Jorgensen

    14 days ago

    Loved the details in this vid, thanks! Though I wish there would have been even a little talk about the sound mix as part of the production, in addition to cameras and data transmission. In a time when most people’s personal experience with capturing live video is from a smartphone which automatically combines video and sound, this is not inherently the case in professional production. Many of the cams are shooting very long shots and the “local” sound at the operators location is either not captured at all, or would not be a good choice for the final mix to match the image framing after zooming in, etc. So there are hundreds of microphones of all types being mixed as part of that broadcast. Since some of the stock footage was of sound mixers would have been cool to address it also!

  40. Big Onicha

    Big Onicha

    14 days ago

    Okay but how about scheduling routes for an aeroplane?

  41. Medad Alfalasi

    Medad Alfalasi

    15 days ago

    Hey is that sam

  42. Village Blunder

    Village Blunder

    15 days ago

    I wonder if the record it in PAL, NTSC or SECAM.

  43. teresa puthoor

    teresa puthoor

    15 days ago

    Quidditch must be a nightmare

  44. Jonathan Lee

    Jonathan Lee

    15 days ago

    The sporting event that always boggles my mind in terms of broadcast is the Tour De France.

  45. loads of content

    loads of content

    15 days ago

    You sound like hai guy

  46. Prerak Kalla

    Prerak Kalla

    15 days ago

    Tata - Real pride of India

  47. Santiago Mendez-Roelofs

    Santiago Mendez-Roelofs

    16 days ago

    Can you do a video about the logistics of car or airplane manufacturing? That would be awesome!

  48. Terox

    Terox

    16 days ago

    theres this crazy video in the F1 channel here on yt where you hear the directors talking to each other. interesting as hell imo. search ''How TV Directors Captured the Action in Germany'' here on yt

  49. Terox

    Terox

    16 days ago

    my condolences that you had to do a video about f1 lol. bet it was a pain in the *ss to get stockfootage. f1 is crazy about their licenses

  50. Joe Morris Bray

    Joe Morris Bray

    16 days ago

    I really appreciate the effort that Sam (or his underpaid grad student staff lol) makes to gear these videos towards an international audience. I get so sick of the over-saturation of North American media in the English-speaking world. Thank you for making the effort

  51. Halim Halim

    Halim Halim

    17 days ago

    Halim Talafuka,Alhamdulillahirobbil Alamiin,Allahumma Amiin,Trima Kasih.@$#.

  52. abb ba

    abb ba

    17 days ago

    So is that why so far this season F1 has been so terrible at showing live overtakes compared to the previous era? Primarily just switching between those cameras on track one to next rather then all feeds in between those, that have been currently mostly used for replays.

  53. YandeMC

    YandeMC

    17 days ago

    This guy sounds like the guy from hai

  54. Nikola Tasev

    Nikola Tasev

    17 days ago

    I see that live TV has no other way to work - they have a single time slot on a single channel. But with the Internet, allowing people to choose what to watch and when to watch it - I would *love* to have access to the raw data - all the cameras, so I can choose to focus on a driver of my own choosing. It would not even be that difficult, you can stream an arbitrary number of videos to youtube, or Twitch.

  55. Karthik Srikanth Brahmajosyula

    Karthik Srikanth Brahmajosyula

    18 days ago

    This is better than "Drive to Survive"

  56. Frank R. Haugen

    Frank R. Haugen

    18 days ago

    Briiiiiiiiicks part 2!!!!

  57. e e

    e e

    18 days ago

    Hai is better

  58. Kevin

    Kevin

    18 days ago

    could you do some more videos about cargo and aviation?

  59. Noukz

    Noukz

    19 days ago

    Oh, @01:12 I see you used some of my country's criminal organisation people (the government staff)

  60. Sergio Pranav

    Sergio Pranav

    19 days ago

    Wendover, more like bendover.

  61. sokin jon

    sokin jon

    19 days ago

    Love it!

  62. RyanMr92

    RyanMr92

    19 days ago

    U seem to be a very big fan of F1

  63. LivingDeadGirl

    LivingDeadGirl

    19 days ago

    I’m surprised that they still use helicopters. Seems like those days would be close to becoming extinct. Just seems like drones are getting so much better and are so much safer for everyone. I mean, with all the moving parts already, a helicopter is just another part that can go wrong, and if that part fails, it’s not only expensive, but lots of people could die. I don’t know much about drones- other than they can vary in size from finger tip to airplane size, so I’m sure they can still be just as dangerous if they needed a camera that large, but it seems like technology is on the brink of being able to make cameras and drones work in unison to get the amazing shots without the need for the heavy equipment 🤷‍♀️

    • Comment 200

      Comment 200

      14 days ago

      In the US, they have replaced the cable cam for auto racing. Drones however are restricted to how high they can fly. Operator must maintain visual at all times. Helicopters and blimps can fly higher for larger area coverage. Larger lenses on helicopters = better closeups from a distance.

  64. Justin Koster

    Justin Koster

    19 days ago

    this makes the random cuts to team radio traffic make more sense and the best thing about F1 coverage is basically no commercials

    • Philipp Lama

      Philipp Lama

      18 days ago

      There are commercials

    • sokin jon

      sokin jon

      19 days ago

      Kind of sounds like a commercial...

  65. Jean-Marc Belliveau

    Jean-Marc Belliveau

    19 days ago

    disliked cause did not mention hockey

  66. Saket Iyer

    Saket Iyer

    19 days ago

    As an Indian, I had no idea that Tata packed so much heat, neither did I know that they are the only Tier 1 comm network in the country. It's a pretty low key company and extremely respected here.

  67. bilinas mini

    bilinas mini

    19 days ago

    If Wendover had a live news channel, it would only be about planes, geography problems, and bricks

  68. Tom Czech

    Tom Czech

    19 days ago

    Great video! Please do a video about the logistics of the Olympics over the summer. A sporting movement with the best intensions that is poorly executed every single time. The debt that host cities incur is not helped by the convoluted ticketing system that leaves many tickets unsold. It would be great if the Olympics could be fixed so that they are less of a burden on the host city.

  69. Tech Build

    Tech Build

    19 days ago

    Got to know something new about Tata. Great video by the way.

  70. Deepanshu Payaal

    Deepanshu Payaal

    20 days ago

    Tata sky huh🙂

    • bilinas mini

      bilinas mini

      19 days ago

      NIce tatas.

  71. Ankit Dhoot

    Ankit Dhoot

    20 days ago

    TATA COMMUNICATION! RATAN TATA🙏🙏🙏

  72. GOOD FARMER

    GOOD FARMER

    20 days ago

    Ahhh it's too complicated thanks to our engineers

  73. Douglas

    Douglas

    20 days ago

    Zzzzzzzzzz

    • ThatsWasEpic

      ThatsWasEpic

      20 days ago

      +1 (813) 492-4201 *wat’s@pp*】

  74. Emily Payeur

    Emily Payeur

    20 days ago

    I've been a camera operator and director for a very tiny local broadcast (annual Christmas telethon) and I thought THAT was stressful...

    • Comment 200

      Comment 200

      14 days ago

      Ah, those were the days (some 38 years ago in local cable tv). High school parades, telethons, 3 cameras for football games with no replay, student announcers, primitive graphics.

    • GOOD FARMER

      GOOD FARMER

      20 days ago

      @Wendover Productions joined 2 days ago 😂😂😂😂😂🤣🤣

  75. CS Anton

    CS Anton

    20 days ago

    Sam is watching in Netflix Formula1 drive to survive. I mean for live just show the race no story needed, since stories are better crafted for post production like what Netflix does

  76. Ross Morgan

    Ross Morgan

    20 days ago

    i'm blown away Wendover didn't do a video on the recent Suez Canal incident. It's gotta be in the works.

  77. seiom jvony

    seiom jvony

    20 days ago

    Fact: People watch live TV just to see our world famous news lady

  78. APS1999

    APS1999

    20 days ago

    Video summary: How do they show every s🅱inalla live?

  79. The Way of Lou

    The Way of Lou

    20 days ago

    Kind of sounds like a commercial...

    • ThatsWasEpic

      ThatsWasEpic

      20 days ago

      +1 (813) 492-4201 *wat’s@pp*】

  80. Obsidian Nebula

    Obsidian Nebula

    20 days ago

    *Twice as Interesting*

  81. Big 50

    Big 50

    20 days ago

    Wow

  82. Stevan

    Stevan

    21 day ago

    so would eurovision fall into the news category then?

    • seiom jvony

      seiom jvony

      20 days ago

      SUBMARINE CABLES????

  83. AlpineAddict

    AlpineAddict

    21 day ago

    My cousin works in the F1 TV production team, gets to travel to all the races. Pretty awesome job! :)

  84. Umesh Jaid

    Umesh Jaid

    21 day ago

    You forgot cricket

  85. Adam Katt

    Adam Katt

    21 day ago

    NIce tatas.

  86. Tim Meredith

    Tim Meredith

    21 day ago

    Ohhh, is that why F1 broadcasts are terrible and you never see the part of the track where the action is actually happening?

    • Tim Meredith

      Tim Meredith

      20 days ago

      @Wendover Productions lol, 'Joined 1 Day ago' and 0 content... I guess any channel can just call itself Wendover Productions and try to scam people huh. Seems like a flaw in the USgone system (Edit - this is in reference to a spam reply to my initial comment by an account calling itself "Wendover Productions" that was clearly fake, but I suspect it's going to get removed since I reported it, so here's the context)

  87. Aaron Hess

    Aaron Hess

    21 day ago

    Anyone else notice that the "television satellite" at 5:29 was a spacex cargo dragon?

    • Comment 200

      Comment 200

      14 days ago

      Yup. They should have used stock footage of a NASA TDRS satellite.

  88. Connor McCourt

    Connor McCourt

    21 day ago

    11:18 Nikita Mazepin, anyone?

  89. TL

    TL

    21 day ago

    F1 makes any video twice as interesting.

  90. Benjamin Carlin

    Benjamin Carlin

    21 day ago

    sooooo airplanes?

  91. Alexis Garcia

    Alexis Garcia

    21 day ago

    What does this have to do with *planes* ?

  92. Edvinas Rupkus

    Edvinas Rupkus

    21 day ago

    The only problem is that Lithuanians can't get their TV providers to get their act together and purchase rights to broadcast it. 😬

  93. Astoria Gaming

    Astoria Gaming

    21 day ago

    2:56 Even in Wendover videos, Mercedes are still 1-2

    • Astoria Gaming

      Astoria Gaming

      20 days ago

      @Wendover Productions Hello fake Wendover, how ya doin

  94. Dhiru Halai

    Dhiru Halai

    21 day ago

    The Airtel 4G office shown is in Nairobi, Kenya.

  95. Derfla

    Derfla

    22 days ago

    SUBMARINE CABLES????

  96. Logo

    Logo

    22 days ago

    TV Publica momento

  97. Lis Shala

    Lis Shala

    22 days ago

    I got shocked when he used news from my country at 1:14 . Like why why us .

  98. Mr Russell's Musical Adventures

    Mr Russell's Musical Adventures

    22 days ago

    But I want to learn more about airplanes

  99. Albi Avdyli

    Albi Avdyli

    22 days ago

    How did the primeminister of the Republic of Kosovo made it here? 😂

  100. Leonaяdo DiCapяio

    Leonaяdo DiCapяio

    22 days ago

    0:21 If anybody cares, this is the Silverstone race track

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