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#1 JohnFK

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Posted 21 December 2015 - 01:43 PM

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35149963


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Posted 21 December 2015 - 01:56 PM

Channel 4 - well they used to run GT on 4 I guess.  The odd Nascar race and some Indy in the past. 

 

I am afraid I will be routed well and truly into the Sky Coverage.  To be honest with the amount of coverage Sky has in a weekend (Dedicated F1 Channel), showing all practices, Paddock interviews, Team Managers interviews, Driver Interviews, Free Practices, Qualifying, Pre Race, Race, Post Race.... Plus a show virtually every Friday night -  other channels are going to struggle.  Its good for those who don't have Sky - but in all honesty I am afraid they lost most of the best people to Sky a long time ago.  IMHO.


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Posted 21 December 2015 - 02:04 PM

It's just another reason that leaves me thinking, "why is it I pay a TV licence?". About the only thing I watch on the BBC nowadays is Match of The Day on a Saturday night. And I pay £13ish per month for that? 


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Posted 21 December 2015 - 02:09 PM

Does the BBC have any Motorpsorts now at all?  Isn't that now it...  They used to show Touring Car, F1, Rally - now I don't think they have anything at all.  Do they have Moto-GP....?  I don't watch Bike Racing perhaps thats what they have...


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Posted 21 December 2015 - 03:52 PM

Im not a lover of the BBC anymore. Its like a tax with not much benefit and as for cost cutting, how about they use the offices for meetings as opposed to booking out hotels.....

 

Back on track. I'm not sure what they broadcast but I'm getting my fix on motorstv. Enjoy the V8, Lambo and Endurance races they have.


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Posted 21 December 2015 - 07:34 PM

I like The Horror Channel.


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Posted 21 December 2015 - 09:32 PM

Does the BBC have any Motorpsorts now at all?  Isn't that now it...  They used to show Touring Car, F1, Rally - now I don't think they have anything at all.  Do they have Moto-GP....?  I don't watch Bike Racing perhaps thats what they have...

 

No they don't Les. Moto GP is on BT Sport nowadays. .


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Posted 22 December 2015 - 12:58 PM

Wonder who the C4 team will be?
Probably frees up Suzy Perry for Top Gear?
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Posted 22 December 2015 - 02:34 PM

I dread to think John. I might actually have to fork out for Sky Sports again next year.However, I'm in a quandary because it will be £32.50 per month to upgrade and that doesn't sit well with my 'value for money' sense given the current state of F1. Hmmmm. Will watch this space with interest.


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Posted 22 December 2015 - 02:45 PM

Can't say I'm surprised...I would imagine viewing figures have tumbled over the last few years even with Lewis on his winning streak. I think it might be time for me to finally take the plunge and get sky sports (always been against it because of the cost) as there is less and less of the good stuff on terestrial telly.


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Posted 22 December 2015 - 02:47 PM

you don't have to pay for Sky Sports to get Sky F1...it is part of the Sky HD package (which is a lot cheaper)
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Posted 22 December 2015 - 02:50 PM

you don't have to pay for Sky Sports to get Sky F1...it is part of the Sky HD package (which is a lot cheaper)

 

Depends if you have Sky John. Sadly I have Virgin and the only way I can get F1 is through the Sky Sports package at £32.50 per month! (May have to consider changing to Sky but the broadband is nowhere near as good)


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Posted 22 December 2015 - 02:54 PM

Depends if you have Sky John. Sadly I have Virgin and the only way I can get F1 is through the Sky Sports package at £32.50 per month! (May have to consider changing to Sky but the broadband is nowhere near as good)

good point - sorry, I read it as if you had Sky already.

It's amazing what deals you can do with both of them if you threaten to leave and go to the other...
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Posted 22 December 2015 - 05:30 PM

Very true. Might have to see if I can get them to reduce my bill by, say about £32.50 per month  B)


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Posted 22 December 2015 - 10:06 PM

It makes me sad when the Beeb lose coverage of anything like that, whether I watch it or not.

 

Then it makes me angry when they pay news reporters and an outside broadcast team to beam a live piece in the news when it's totally irrelevant - like standing outside No. 10 late at night when the news happened at lunch time.

 

They need to cut their costs but it strikes me they are just culling things with the biggest numbers on a spreadsheet rather than thinking it through properly.


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Posted 24 December 2015 - 08:50 AM

It makes me sad when the Beeb lose coverage of anything like that, whether I watch it or not.

 

Then it makes me angry when they pay news reporters and an outside broadcast team to beam a live piece in the news when it's totally irrelevant - like standing outside No. 10 late at night when the news happened at lunch time.

 

They need to cut their costs but it strikes me they are just culling things with the biggest numbers on a spreadsheet rather than thinking it through properly.

 

You just hit the nail on the head for me Paul, I couldn't agree more.


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Posted 24 December 2015 - 04:12 PM

I'm warming to the Motors channel (Freeview 71). Had a great report on last night on the Rally of the Tests. Classic 60s and 70s Rally Cars doing a mix of on-road regularity sections and non-public road stages. And most of the route was secret until just before start so almost "plot'n'bash" - really took me back.

 

Worst moment was the Dutch 240Z owner who filled his car with diesel instead of petrol. Looked a lovely car, and there was glimpse of another 240Z with matt black bonnet as per traditional Safari livery.....

 

Shame a Porsche won but at least it wasn't one of the 911s!


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Posted 25 December 2015 - 02:17 AM

Totally agree Paul - The BBC is the most bloated public service we have. They could easily have saved the cost of paying for F1 (and other major sporting events) by managing the corporation properly ...and getting rid of Nigella Lawson.

 

They receive £5.1 billion a year - surely they could give us a bit of F1?


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Posted 26 December 2015 - 09:10 AM

Neutreus sky broadband is s***e andand extra £400 a year to watch F1 is ridiculous. I'd rather spend that on actually going to watch it at Silverstone or Spa.
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Posted 27 December 2015 - 07:59 AM

Hopefully some good news folks, for those without Sky Sports or HD that is, apparently Ch4 won the bid from ITV because they will be showing the races WITHOUT adverts. ITV didn't want to do that so lost out. CH4 are also going to be showing highlights of practice sessions etc to. Just wondering who the commentators are likely to be now!


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