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F1 to be shared by BBC & Sky


Quickbeam

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I think you know what I think of Sky, what do you make of a shared coverage with not all the race live on free to air?

Sky grab

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morddwyd

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"How many sports must Sky control before we see OfSky being set up to care for the viewers fair value for money"

It's not Sky that is controlling sport, but the money men.

No-one is interested in giving viewers value for money, it's the shareholders who are important - the viewers, as with all paying customers, are simply a means to that end

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cocteau48

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Personally would find these proposals a little more acceptable if the transmission of those races which the beeb are not showing live were shown as delayed coverage of the full race and not just "edited highloghts."

I too am a fan of Moto GP on Eurosport and am more than happy to watch the 125 and Moto2 races live and then wait for their delayed coverage of the Moto GP race rather than watch the beebs live coverage.

Why?

The Eurosport commentary team are far more knowledgeable and entertaining than anything the beeb has to offer.

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morddwyd

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cocteau48

Exactly what I do, and for the same reason!

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Aitchbee

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The lads from Top Gear would not touch it with a proverbial...much more entertaining is TG...Formula One is pants.

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interzone55

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To be honest the best motor racing I've seen for a long while has been here

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cocteau48

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morddwyd

It's not only that I find the Eurosport commentators better but also that I find the beebs Charlie Cox's glib one liners - "kids at play" - referring to two guys risking life and limb and swapping paint at 200kph - totally belittling.

I just goes to show how the front of house team can make or break a specialist sports program and I do wonder who Sky are going to get to present F1.

Will any of the beebs team jump ship? I certainly hope not and doubt that they will but then again if enough money is dangled in front of them - who knows?

ITV got it so badly wrong with Jack Rosenthal fronting their attempt at F1 coverage and I still remember the complete horlicks C4 made of their coverage of American Football by making the wrong choice of presenters.

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cocteau48

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My apologies to the late Jack Rosenthal .... I did,of course,mean Jim Rosenthal.

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Noldi

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I think its all about how much money goes in Bernie's pocket and he will pass some on to the teams. The problem is the sponsor money is all based on viewing figures so they could lose out and the tire supplier could walk away. Lets see.

Noldi

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Quickbeam

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F1 without tyres, that would make for interesting cornering techniques...

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interzone55

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I've just been looking in the argos catalogue looking to buy a Freeview recorder as mine's on the way out.

A few boxes will take Top-Up TV cards so you can watch Sky 1 & 2 plus ESPN. The Monthly charge is a bit steep, but it's just that, a Monthly charge, no ongoing contract.

Now we just need the races to be on Sky 1 or 2 and that could be an option...

http://www.topuptv.com/skysports/

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