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FanVision Entertainment LLC

Formula 1 supplier

FanVision Entertainment LLC
Supplier information
Primary roleHospitality
HeadquartersUnited States

FanVision offer up incredibly useful handheld devices for use at live events, or in the home, providing full coverage of a sporting fixture. With multiple TV streams, heaps of profiles and information, plus live timing and data, the gadgets were priceless at a race track. Unfortunately, the company were unable to agree a deal with FOM and had to withdraw from F1 at the end of 2012.

Biography

FanVision Entertainment are an American company, based in New York City, whose aim is to provide sports fans with up to the minute information in the palm of their hands. Covering motorsport, football and golf, the company produce handheld devices to widen a fan’s perspective when at a sporting venue.

Originally introduced to Formula One as Kangaroo TV, the devices were available to rent from selected circuits, giving access to live timing, radio feeds and multiple camera angles as all the practice and qualifying sessions unfolded, as well as lap by lap information from the race. Giving an unprecedented amount of information to a fan at the trackside proved incredibly useful, and FanVision struck up a deal to be the official provider of in-venue data for the majority of races.

In January 2013, FanVision confirmed that they had been unable to agree a deal with Formula One Management for the coming season, saying: “Unfortunately it’s now clear we are not going to be able to agree terms with FOM and very reluctantly we have to confirm we won’t be in F1 in 2013. It’s a big blow for us.” The company continues to support NASCAR, NFL and the Presidents Cup.