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Writing by Sam Denby
Research by Sam Denby and Tristan Purdy
Editing by Alexander Williard
Animation by Josh Sherrington
Sound by Graham Haerther
Thumbnail by Simon Buckmaster

Select footage courtesy the AP Archive


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  1. filosvyz

    filosvyz16 soat oldin

    How did you know all these ?

  2. psammiad

    psammiad9 kun oldin

    Of course, a bunch of men driving around inside a circle isn't a sport...

  3. Benjamin Grayson

    Benjamin Grayson9 kun oldin

    You have eurovision to thank for this system

  4. Edgar Santiago _

    Edgar Santiago _9 kun oldin

    I'm so glad you talked about F1. Crazy how you actually happen to see it on TV, especially with how global it is🏎 beautiful video

  5. that mark guy

    that mark guy10 kun oldin

    I was under the impression F1 had ditched tata for AWS

  6. Kieran West

    Kieran West11 kun oldin

    🇩🇰 🙏 ⚽

  7. Btec Milan

    Btec Milan11 kun oldin

    watched this just after the eriksen incident. makes it so much worse

  8. Melanie

    Melanie14 kun oldin

    if anyone wants to see live tv production in real time, i recommend watching the camera room during beyoncé's super bowl. all that work really paid off!

  9. Yufeng yan

    Yufeng yan14 kun oldin



    SCARLET★STAR15 kun oldin

    People still watch TV?

  11. Kay Inoue

    Kay Inoue16 kun oldin

    There's no small amount of irony that this whole impressive video contains no actual Formula One.

  12. Sheryl Zheng

    Sheryl Zheng16 kun oldin

    These videos make appreciate everything around me much more

  13. Adam Mokdad

    Adam Mokdad16 kun oldin

    The actually zone clearly afford because thought macroscopically invite forenenst a sedate skate. dysfunctional, chief donna

  14. Greg Rawlins

    Greg Rawlins17 kun oldin

    Other than an F1 driver, it's hard to imagine a more exciting than an F1 cameraman (maybe working with models could compare but still not as exciting.) Can't wait for the sport to become better-known in the US: I'm not really a "sports guy" but I'm on the edge of my seat every second for every race except many Americans don't even know that F1 is a sport. Allegedly, we don't have world-class drivers capable of handling an F1 car and winning races. I refuse to believe that there isn't enough talent in the USA for F1 with 250 million licensed drivers lol. Driving to work in Dallas, Houston, L.A., etc is basically an F1 race every single morning and, somehow, we do it 100mph and make it on time to both of our lovely jobs at McDonald's and Walmart without dying so we can do it again tomorrow and for the rest of our lives.

  15. James P

    James P17 kun oldin

    5:28 Okay but.. Dragon is not a television satellite Ik r/woooosh but bruh

  16. Andrius Mindaugas Bloznelis

    Andrius Mindaugas Bloznelis17 kun oldin

    If the second channel is called half as interesting, this one should be called “not interesting at all”

  17. Tim H

    Tim H18 kun oldin

    Does anyone actually consider hockey a sport, though?

  18. Omar Mercado

    Omar Mercado20 kun oldin

    TaTa you ruined the 2021 Monaco Grand Prix 😒

  19. TheFourthWinchester

    TheFourthWinchester20 kun oldin

    CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera... He really nailed the 3 most propaganda driven channels of the world.

  20. trung nguyen

    trung nguyen21 kun oldin

    The typical giant selectively suspend because slime annually cause unlike a striped toast. weary, pointless position

  21. Fahren

    Fahren21 kun oldin

    No matter how much Live TV is perfected, you will never see Gasly vs Vettel. Never. You WILL get Lance Strolled no matter what.

  22. Tuna

    Tuna21 kun oldin

    5:30 that television satellite looks funny

  23. Dan Barrera

    Dan Barrera22 kun oldin

    Thank you! I have been an F1 fan for years and always wondered how the TV feed is produced. I’m going to forward to a lot of people.

  24. OtakuUnitedStudio

    OtakuUnitedStudio22 kun oldin

    I don't know what music you have playing, but it sounds like the theme of Majula from Dark Souls 2.

  25. Octávio Sá

    Octávio Sá22 kun oldin


  26. Jake Valdon

    Jake Valdon22 kun oldin

    I've worked in both sports and news broadcasting and I can safely say it's very stressful but very fun

  27. notaidan

    notaidan24 kun oldin

    So guys, do we keep bashing the Monaco GP TV director? _Yeah we do._

  28. Z Z

    Z Z25 kun oldin

    This channel is so good that I pay for a Nebula subscription, even though I almost never use it.

  29. William Fugere

    William Fugere25 kun oldin

    Well race directors won't ever show carlos sainz

  30. Adrian Burlacu

    Adrian Burlacu25 kun oldin

    HAM VER BOT, not again...

  31. DFWAvgeek521

    DFWAvgeek52126 kun oldin

    I’d love to see how NFL TV networks handle halftime on Sunday afternoons

  32. Parv Jain

    Parv Jain26 kun oldin

    Nice video. But it seems like you're stalling in the midsection of the video. So slooowww to explain. I don't know why it was written like this. This could've been very well explained, with good pauses and enough visuals within just 7-8 minutes. Don't get me wrong here, again, I am a big fan of your work. It is very well researched and produced. It's just very slowly presented.

  33. Andrew Musselman

    Andrew Musselman27 kun oldin

    "Sometimes TV is transmitted to consumers by cable, sometimes by satellite and sometimes it comes via the Internet." No terrestrial broadcast, I take it?

  34. satyam dubey

    satyam dubey27 kun oldin

    hearing " tata " make me feel proud

  35. Tylor

    Tylor28 kun oldin

    I've never been a huge sports fan but this really makes me appreciate all the work they put into sports.

  36. Creepy Chris

    Creepy Chris28 kun oldin

    this one was so interesting nice one man

  37. Benjamine Thomas

    Benjamine Thomas29 kun oldin

    This is exactly what I've been looking for. I've always been so interested in the logistics behind how these things work. Thanks for the video. Now explain F1TV Pro please. That's a whole other way to view the races now.

  38. Rithwik Raman

    Rithwik Raman29 kun oldin

    Who's here after the awful race directing at the Monaco Gran...LANCE STROLL

  39. Kyle

    Kyle29 kun oldin

    I just found you TikTok lol

  40. Carl Soll

    Carl SollOy oldin

    This should easily be on the trending tab

  41. Tom Porter

    Tom PorterOy oldin

    Presumably not all the cameras are 4K, such as the car cameras?

  42. johwithah

    johwithahOy oldin

    anyone else hearing minecraft music from around 9:20 to 12:00 ?

  43. bongos treasures

    bongos treasuresOy oldin

    Awesome video

  44. Shoubhik Roy Choudhury

    Shoubhik Roy ChoudhuryOy oldin

    There is always an Indian leading a company or an Indian Company that comes to the rescue during huge challenges. In this case, its Mr Ratan Tata and his TATA Communications!

  45. Ramboost007

    Ramboost007Oy oldin

    *rewatching video to find an explanation to the bad directing from the 2021 Monaco GP*

  46. heyjakeay

    heyjakeayOy oldin

    Monaco uses a different crew for cameras/director because of some agreement with France

  47. arm

    armOy oldin

    Tata communications

  48. Misanthropic Musings

    Misanthropic MusingsOy oldin

    My head hurts.

  49. Mike Z

    Mike ZOy oldin

    You forgot to mention Master Control where the commercials are integrated.

  50. tommy srs

    tommy srsOy oldin

    The useless gasoline locally squeeze because aftershave relatedly jail a a oceanic woman. ignorant, false familiar famous knight

  51. Paul R

    Paul ROy oldin

    Prime example why Elon Musks star link service will be a benefit for the entire globe

  52. ELane Rissler

    ELane RisslerOy oldin

    The certain steven optimally carry because sex supply attach on a shaggy science. brave, victorious experience

  53. Mohammed DT

    Mohammed DTOy oldin

    Tata 😍🔥

  54. Sidhartha

    SidharthaOy oldin

    TATA is really a global behemoth

  55. imoneoldfart

    imoneoldfartOy oldin

    he didn't even mention that all these sports also have animations that need to play, overlays for points/car order and much more.

  56. tintruder224

    tintruder224Oy oldin

    You used old Indy car footage to talk about F1

  57. Sean Durham

    Sean DurhamOy oldin

    3:55 Check out that dude, on the job, no shirt, driving a scissor lift. 😎👍

  58. M A

    M AOy oldin

    Can you make a video on How Reality TV works?

  59. Capsdkk

    CapsdkkOy oldin

    7 sec?.. Sooo.. in 19 years it has over doubled the time it takes?. when I was Young, I worked at Danish national television (DR) it took 3 sec to anywhere in the world at the time. WTF?!?!?!?.



    7:40. Tata Communication.

  61. Zihan Zheng

    Zihan ZhengOy oldin

    Everyone in the comments is a F1 fan LOL

  62. Martin Sutherland

    Martin SutherlandOy oldin



    IAMSAVESTOy oldin

    Greetings from Lithuania 🇱🇹

  64. II-next_gen_48

    II-next_gen_48Oy oldin

    Sam: mentions f1 Me: *happiness noise*

  65. swray2112

    swray2112Oy oldin

    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.

  66. Sebastian Lim

    Sebastian LimOy oldin

    11:18 the burn to Mazespin

  67. yollayolla

    yollayollaOy oldin

    Man, you have 2 nice youtube channels!

  68. Vedant Chaudhari

    Vedant ChaudhariOy oldin


  69. Justinas Andrijevskis

    Justinas AndrijevskisOy oldin

    Thank you for mentioning Lithuania :)

  70. Dinesh Goundla

    Dinesh GoundlaOy oldin

    Glad to see TATA come up in the video.

  71. vee2easy

    vee2easyOy oldin

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

  72. Harsh Jani

    Harsh JaniOy oldin

    Proud to be an Indian ❤️

  73. John Cheever

    John CheeverOy oldin

    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)

  74. Kay /O

    Kay /OOy oldin

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

  75. Tony Chan

    Tony ChanOy oldin

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

  76. Alparslan Korkmaz

    Alparslan KorkmazOy oldin

    Nice video.

  77. Ron

    RonOy oldin

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

  78. Rilch Vladimir

    Rilch VladimirOy oldin

    they also use drones a lot in racing events.

  79. पेड़ Tree

    पेड़ TreeOy oldin

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

  80. Jaye O'Farrell

    Jaye O'FarrellOy oldin

    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.

  81. SLiX

    SLiXOy oldin

    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.

  82. Spookay It's Me

    Spookay It's MeOy oldin

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

  83. snore cart

    snore cartOy oldin

    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!

  84. Yasin Hasan

    Yasin HasanOy oldin

    dont know a single person who watch formula 1

  85. Sexy Axolotl

    Sexy AxolotlOy oldin

    11:17 mazespin

  86. FABI P

    FABI POy oldin

    In addition.

  87. General Bomba

    General BombaOy oldin

    where plane?

  88. Matas Kart

    Matas KartOy oldin

    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 :/

  89. Ijas Muhammed Photography

    Ijas Muhammed PhotographyOy oldin

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

  90. Daniel

    DanielOy oldin

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

  91. Henrik Kowalski

    Henrik KowalskiOy oldin

    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.

  92. joep vn

    joep vnOy oldin

    Please do a bit about the medical coverage at F1

  93. killerch0

    killerch0Oy oldin

    I love how F1 is the new airplanes

  94. cchaz003

    cchaz003Oy oldin

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

  95. Vishesh Kothari

    Vishesh KothariOy oldin

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

  96. Dongle Berry

    Dongle BerryOy oldin

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

  97. Lance Gambit

    Lance GambitOy oldin

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

  98. Steven Samuel

    Steven SamuelOy oldin

    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

  99. Super Pandas

    Super PandasOy oldin

    What’s the difference between sender and BaI?

  100. Super Pandas

    Super PandasOy oldin


  101. Ali Syed

    Ali SyedOy oldin

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

  102. Kylla Zanabi

    Kylla ZanabiOy oldin

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