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How to watch the Formula 1 Mexican Grand Prix on Twitch for free

Published: 23/Oct/2019 16:30 Updated: 7/Apr/2020 11:18

by Andy Williams

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F1 and Twitch have partnered to offer a stream of the Mexican Grand Prix in October for free in selected countries for the first time ever.

As Twitch continues to expand its horizons, the streaming service is set to welcome more exhilarating action to the platform, but not in its typical format.

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Initially gaining popularity among gamers, Twitch has brought various formats of content to the platform — from talk shows to real-life streams, it boasts a diverse range of content. Now, in a bid to continue its evolution, Twitch is offering a unique and interactive viewing experience by broadcasting the fast-paced action of Formula 1.

F1 ExperiencesThe Mexican Grand Prix is one of the hottest events on the F1 calendar.

How to watch the Mexican GP on Twitch for free

Initially announced via Twitter, the Mexican Grand Prix will be streamed at the following times:

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  • Practice session 1: Friday, October 25 at 11 AM (EST) / 4 PM (BST)
  • Practice session 2: Friday, October 25 at 3 PM (EST) / 8 PM (BST)
  • Practice session 3: Saturday, October 26 at 11 AM (EST) / 4 PM (BST)
  • Qualifying: Saturday, October 26 at 2 PM (EST) / 7 PM (BST)
  • Race: Sunday, October 27 at 1:10 PM (EST) / 6:10 PM (GMT). 

It’s worth noting that daylight savings ends in Europe on Sunday, October 27, meaning that clocks will roll back one hour. 

The inaugural event will be streamed live in Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden on their Formula 1 channel. As for other countries, various broadcasting companies own the rights to this event in each respective country, which can be found on the official Formula 1 website.

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Interactive F1 on Twitch

As part of the deal, Formula 1 will be broadcasted with interactivity underpinning the viewing experience. A data extension will be offered to complement the livestream, which will allow users to predict driver performance in 10-minute intervals. 

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Each prediction will then be ranked and displayed, which will add a more competitive element alongside providing a more immersive experience. 

The stage is set to what will most definitely be a thrilling race to potentially decide the top spot on the podium, given Lewis Hamilton’s soaring lead at the top of the standings. 

Director of Digital and Licensing, Frank Arthofer, had the following to say about the one-race deal: “Twitch has incredible reach, a unique creative spin on sports media coverage and an engaged digital audience; they are a perfect partner for us to be working with on this project.”

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As Formula 1 utilizes Twitch’s platform to engage with new fans in the selected countries, the deal sees F1 move into the livestreaming space for the first time — potentially signaling the start of big things to come.

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StreamElements supports underrepresented streamers with Creator Diversity Fund

Published: 2/Sep/2020 17:38 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 9:32

by Calum Patterson

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StreamElements has announced the 20 recipients of its $100,000 Creator Diversity fund, providing creators of underrepresented groups on Twitch with professional livestreaming services.

These streamers are up-and-coming broadcasters who are fighting for their place in the uber-competitive landscape of livestreaming, and who face even harsher competition because of their protected characteristics.

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The Creator Diversity Fund will provide them “a wide range of support from StreamElements which includes graphics, production, and mentorship.”

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StreamElements provides tools and services to livestreamers.

Additionally, SteelSeries is onboard to provide all recipients with Arctis 1 Wireless Gaming Headsets.

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StreamElements said they were inspired to start the fund, due to an acknowledgment that these creators, in underrepresented groups, face extra challenges in the livestreaming space.

StreamElements Creator Diversity Fund Recipients

The creators were selected due to the type of content they were producing, their dedication to livestreaming, and their own insights provided when they applied.

The fund hopes to be “a way to help elevate their presence and voice in an ecosystem where discovery and access to information is an issue.”

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Marc, who goes by Teknikalx on Twitch, told us “I applied for the fund because I thought it would be beneficial for my channel to receive additional support to give the channel a more professional look vs what I have now. Also to bring to light that programs like this exist and if a channel such as mine can receive support in this manner, other channels can too.”

Teknikalx boasts over 5,000 followers on Twitch, but says that having the support of StreamElements ‘Dream Team’ will “give a boost to my channel in the extra visibility to my content. I truly believe that the access to doors that would otherwise be closed will open, with their support to show that my content is worth not only checking out but supporting.”

Fellow streamer StreetGrind, who streams everything from Fall Guys to Horizon Zero Dawn, said the support from the Creator Diversity fund will take his “content and brand to the next level in overall aesthetics as well as consistency.”

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StreetGrind, one of the recipients of the Creator Diversity Fund, aims to take his content and brand to the “next level.”

“I’m hoping to use this support to increase my discoverability on who I am and what my brand is about. Improving every day one step at a time and helping others along the way,” he explained. “We stand stronger together instead of individually.”

Another recipient, GoofyWise, similarly hopes the support will push his stream further and provide a better viewing experience. “Opportunities like these are rare especially those targeted to people who look like me.”

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“I plan to use this opportunity to take my channel to the next level by giving my stream an increased level of professionalism that will attract viewers from all around,” he told Dexerto. “Not to mention the added confidence boost from having a higher quality look and feel. Look good, feel good!”

The support will include guidance on growing their brand, securing sponsorships, merchandising, and all other facets of growing and maintaining an audience.

StreamElements is one of the leading third-party services used by countless streamers to manage their donations, overlays, alerts and more while they are broadcasting.

“Livestreaming is not an easy profession and it can be even more daunting for members of underrepresented groups,” said Doron Nir, CEO, StreamElements. “With the Creator Diversity Fund, our goal is to provide those invaluable industry insights on top of improving all aspects of their channels.”

Each of the 20 recipients will have an “account manager”, with 24/7 assistance, and provided a selection of “in-game overlays, alerts, emotes, transitions, sub badges, headers, tipping pages, info panels, and logos,” customized for their channel.