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#901 tifosiMac

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 09:56

DC's out of contract at the end of the year...

I'd be disappointed if he left for Sky, but I do get the feeling he likes being one of the main faces of F1 for the UK fans. He is on the mainstream channel at present and money isn't a motivation for him.

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#902 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 11:55

Then why does he do so much promotional work?

#903 jrg19

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 18:41

Whys did Crofty use Ben Edwards "lights out, away we go" at Monza?

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 18:58

Whys did Crofty use Ben Edwards "lights out, away we go" at Monza?


Crofty's used that all season.

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 19:05

Then why does he do so much promotional work?



Good Scottish work ethic!/F1 driver ego. He's worth £30-£50m, so I doubt it's for the cash.

#906 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 19:33

I guess the watch advertisements must be for charity.

#907 jrg19

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 19:34

Crofty's used that all season.


http://www1.skysport...o/12602/7606169 Aus

http://www1.skysport...o/20699/7693415 Bah

http://www1.skysport...o/12602/7805808 Can

Lies.

Ben has used it all season.

Why would crofty steal a catch phrase, makes no sense?

Edited by jrg19, 16 September 2012 - 19:50.


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Posted 16 September 2012 - 19:50

She's always done a great job when ever she's stepped in, and much nicer to look at than Jake :p


She was pretty awful in Japan when Jake was away.

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 19:59

http://www1.skysport...o/12602/7606169 Aus

http://www1.skysport...o/20699/7693415 Bah

http://www1.skysport...o/12602/7805808 Can

Lies.

Ben has used it all season.

Why would crofty steal a catch phrase, makes no sense?


Your assuming Crofty has stolen it. He's used it since Malaysia and has on and off since. Why? i don't know but i highly doubt that in the 7 days between Australia and Malaysia Crofty would of had much time or desire to sit down and watch the BBC coverage. Not to mention he wasn't exactly a mile away from using that saying in Oz in the first place.

Edited by olliek88, 16 September 2012 - 20:00.


#910 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 20:02

It's hardly the most original catch phrase.

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 20:04

And its hardly stealing either...

#912 Longtimefan

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 20:10

If you avoid the result, it doesn't matter whether it is live or not, the experience is still the same IMO. I could have watched Sky today but chose to go out in the sunshine and ignore the TV and radio. I watched today's race a little later on on the Beeb and my enjoyment didn't suffer one bit. I know some fans don't feel they are being true if they don't watch it completely live but at this point in time we have all seen the race in equal measure.


I'm sorry but a true F1 FAN would never say that, what utter tosh.

F1 needs to be seen LIVE, 3-4 hours later or highlights are totally worthless and pointless.


Edited by Mandzipop, 16 September 2012 - 20:31.
are you Jake 'arrogant tosser' Humphry in disguise?


#913 jrg19

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 20:28

Well Bens used "lights out away we go" since 2009 BTCC as far as i can remember.


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Posted 16 September 2012 - 20:45

I have not watched any of the BBC output this year.

F1 MUST be live.

If they won't show all the races live, they don't deserve me as a viewer for any of it.

#915 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 20:51

I've watched a bunch of F1 races delayed. Doesn't really bother me because if there's something preventing me from watching it live, it's usually more important.

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 20:54

I prefer to watch races live and do so whenever possible but as Ross says, sometimes life just gets in the way and i have to watch a recording. However i don't think i'd enjoy highlights, i like to get into the detail of races and look to understand what is or isn't happening, why driver X gained/lost places and so on, highlights would definitely take away from that for me.

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 20:58

I have not watched any of the BBC output this year.

F1 MUST be live.

If they won't show all the races live, they don't deserve me as a viewer for any of it.


well that settles it then!

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 21:48

Well Bens used "lights out away we go" since 2009 BTCC as far as i can remember.


Your right. It's a disgrace. Who do I complain to?

#919 Tonka

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 23:25

I have not watched any of the BBC output this year.

F1 MUST be live.

If they won't show all the races live, they don't deserve me as a viewer for any of it.


Can you see the telly from your pram ?



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#920 BRG

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 11:24

I'm sorry but a true F1 FAN would never say that, what utter tosh.

F1 needs to be seen LIVE, 3-4 hours later or highlights are totally worthless and pointless.

I agree completely with tifosiMac. The BBC highlights are excellent and with far less jaw-jaw from a bunch of opinionated pundits (I can get as much of that as I need here in the forum). If you can't wait a few hours for your fix of F1, there must be something wrong with you.

I have followed F1 for decades so I reckon I am a true fan. Well, actually I would rather describe myself as an enthusiast, given the behaviour of FANS around these parts....

#921 smitten

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 11:38

I'm sorry but a true F1 FAN would never say that, what utter tosh.

F1 needs to be seen LIVE, 3-4 hours later or highlights are totally worthless and pointless.


I'm sorry but a true F1 FAN would never say that, what utter tosh.

F1 needs to be seen IN PERSON, on TV is totally worthless and pointless.

I trump your delayed broadcast idiocy! :lol:


#922 pacificquay

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 11:53

Can you see the telly from your pram ?



Perfectly adequately, allowing me to see every race live on Sky!

#923 Jon83

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 12:14

She was pretty awful in Japan when Jake was away.


Pretty harsh given the unusual circumstances.

(assuming you are referring to 2010)

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 13:15

I'm sorry but a true F1 FAN would never say that, what utter tosh.

F1 needs to be seen LIVE, 3-4 hours later or highlights are totally worthless and pointless.

Who the hell are you to tell me by not watching it completely live I am not a true F1 FAN??!!

If I don't know the result and am watching it having the same experience as though it was live, whats the bloody difference?

Is there some protocol that decides if you are not watching it live, you are not held in the same regards as someone who is?? lol
If I go to the British GP next year, am I then considered a bigger fan than your average enthusiast who has watched it on TV? Complete and utter tosh indeed. :drunk:

#925 tifosiMac

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 13:21

Perfectly adequately, allowing me to see every race live on Sky!

Wait until you are happily married with a life! You'll find sitting infront of the TV for pretty much a whole Sunday afternoon is pretty low on your list of priorities.

Even when the races are completely live on the BBC, I still record them and watch them around 6 or 7pm but avoid the result. I haven't had a single race ruined yet and don't see the difference in experience if everything you are watching is unexpected anyway.

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 13:24

The way I have adapted is pretty simple.

If the BBC is live, I watch the BBC.

If SKY is live only and I am in whilst it is live, I stream it.

If SKY is live only and I am out whilst it is live, I watch the BBC highlights.

Edited by JRizzle86, 17 September 2012 - 13:25.


#927 tifosiMac

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 13:29

That sounds reasonable to me.

My Sky Go still works, but I am rarely in to use it. I am perfectly happy with the quality on the BBC so have stuck with that.

#928 HuddersfieldTerrier1986

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 09:53

Jake Humphrey will be leaving the BBC to join BT as their Premier League host when they start in August 2013

http://www.btlife.bt...9Gp3uWY.twitter

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 10:20

Disappointing, but not entirely unexpected news given that it was revealed last week him and Harriet are having a baby.

Hopefully him and the team can go out with a bang to end the year. I do genuinely think he's the best F1 presenter we've had yet, and we'll definitely miss him next year, especially if Lazenby stays on at Sky.

#930 blackhand2010

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 10:21

Hmmmm. Bets on how long before Coulthard signs for Sky...?

#931 Jon83

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 10:32

Georgie Thompson presenting for Sky and Lee McKenzie for the BBC

:)

Edited by Jon83, 18 September 2012 - 10:32.


#932 Clatter

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 10:32

Jake Humphrey will be leaving the BBC to join BT as their Premier League host when they start in August 2013

http://www.btlife.bt...9Gp3uWY.twitter


Out of interest does anyone here use BT Vision? I don't know anyone who has ever used it. When it was first announced I registered just to get some info and several months later they wrote back to say that my BB speed was too low to be able to use it.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 10:57

Is Jake actually leaving the BBC or will he be working for both? Given how he gets most of the big presenting jobs now it'll be odd if he left the Beeb for good.

Either way, it's not surprising that he'll eventually stop presenting F1. Spending half your time away from home for four years now is tough on anyone, especially when you're about to have a child.

Out of interest does anyone here use BT Vision? I don't know anyone who has ever used it. When it was first announced I registered just to get some info and several months later they wrote back to say that my BB speed was too low to be able to use it.


Same thing here. Between not being able to have BT vision and no cable in my area, it's no surprise Sky is the dominant service.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 10:59

Out of interest does anyone here use BT Vision? I don't know anyone who has ever used it. When it was first announced I registered just to get some info and several months later they wrote back to say that my BB speed was too low to be able to use it.


I must admit, for someone who is into technology, I have no idea what BT Vision is, how to get it, or what it costs :blush: - I'll have to have a Google


#935 Haribo

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 11:01

Is Jake actually leaving the BBC or will he be working for both? Given how he gets most of the big presenting jobs now it'll be odd if he left the Beeb for good.


He's gone for good. I must admit I'm surprised. I thought he'd be one of those "BBC Boys" who stayed with the BBC until he had grey hairs. The BBC have pretty much admitted that they can't compete anymore with SKY and BT Vision

http://www.dailymail...o=feeds-newsxml

(I'm sorry about the Daily Fail link)


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Posted 18 September 2012 - 11:03

He worked his way up the BBC chain; the F1 presenting job was taken in preparation for the Olympics. Now that's done, he's has achieved all that he can with the BBC.

Edited by Disgrace, 18 September 2012 - 11:03.


#937 Longtimefan

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 11:03

Jake Humphrey will be leaving the BBC to join BT as their Premier League host when they start in August 2013

http://www.btlife.bt...9Gp3uWY.twitter


Yeeeeeesssss!!!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

This is the best news I've had in years, good riddance Jakey boy. lol



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Posted 18 September 2012 - 11:05

I must admit, for someone who is into technology, I have no idea what BT Vision is, how to get it, or what it costs :blush: - I'll have to have a Google


I had it a couple of years ago... And was crap. Dont know if its changed but was basiclly freeview with a few extras.
BT have been the worse company i have ever dealt with as well both for home and business.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 11:49

Bit of a shame for me as I liked him as a presenter. But it's not the end of the world, I'm sure Lee will grow into the role. It's not surprising, why bother spending all that time away from home when only half of the races are shown live?

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 12:04

Bit of a shame for me as I liked him as a presenter. But it's not the end of the world, I'm sure Lee will grow into the role. It's not surprising, why bother spending all that time away from home when only half of the races are shown live?


I was sceptical about him when he arrived, with his broadcasting history seeming to be irrelevant to F1. But I warmed to him rapidly, thought he did a good job.

Edited by David Beard, 18 September 2012 - 12:04.


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Posted 18 September 2012 - 12:05

Out of interest does anyone here use BT Vision? I don't know anyone who has ever used it. When it was first announced I registered just to get some info and several months later they wrote back to say that my BB speed was too low to be able to use it.


From the Wikipedia page:

As of June 2012 it had an estimated 728,000 subscribers



#942 sosidge

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 12:06

Sports presenters are all the same. They all want a football gig. Remember how Jim Rosenthal used to present with clenched teeth (and everything else) in the early days of ITV F1?

The idea of BBC "talent" for life is long gone. Most are employed through an independent company and can work across multiple broadcasters. It's the backroom staff that are lifers.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 12:09

From the Wikipedia page:

As of June 2012 it had an estimated 728,000 subscribers

Also (don't quote me on this as it might be confidential), I've looked up some recent figures:

1. Aware of BT Vision 71%
2. Ever used BT Vision 8%
3. Used in the past 7 days 3%



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Posted 18 September 2012 - 12:36

He worked his way up the BBC chain; the F1 presenting job was taken in preparation for the Olympics. Now that's done, he's has achieved all that he can with the BBC.


You know with all the hype, I'd assumed he had the lead presenter job at the Games, or was at least doing the main highlights programme. I managed to get through the entire thing without seeing or hearing him once :eek:

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 12:56

I'm sorry but a true F1 FAN would never say that, what utter tosh.

F1 needs to be seen LIVE, 3-4 hours later or highlights are totally worthless and pointless.



Yeeeeeesssss!!!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

This is the best news I've had in years, good riddance Jakey boy. lol




Speaks volumes. :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

I can think of something else you might have been for a Longtime.....

#946 Massa_f1

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 12:58

Going to BT is backwards step for him in my opinion. I don't know one single person who has it. I certainly wouldn't class it as making your way up the presenting ladder.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 13:06

From the Wikipedia page:

As of June 2012 it had an estimated 728,000 subscribers


It's also the most complained about supplier.

BT Vision tops complaints table for pay TV subscribers

It's not meeting it's subscriber target, and have paid through the nose for the football rights. Not sure it will result in a huge increase in subscribers.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 13:08

You know with all the hype, I'd assumed he had the lead presenter job at the Games, or was at least doing the main highlights programme. I managed to get through the entire thing without seeing or hearing him once :eek:


You must have missed the Velodrome stuff then as you couldn't get away from him if you wanted to see the cycling.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 13:10

He's gone for good. I must admit I'm surprised. I thought he'd be one of those "BBC Boys" who stayed with the BBC until he had grey hairs. The BBC have pretty much admitted that they can't compete anymore with SKY and BT Vision

http://www.dailymail...o=feeds-newsxml

(I'm sorry about the Daily Fail link)


You know, if the BBC were smart they could capitalise on the increase of interest in sport after the Olympics by ditching the costly F1 and football rights and buying up some other sports for much less. Of course, that would require the people in charge of other sports and the BBC to all do something for the greater good, and we all know that never happens.

You know with all the hype, I'd assumed he had the lead presenter job at the Games, or was at least doing the main highlights programme. I managed to get through the entire thing without seeing or hearing him once :eek:


Didn't watch the cycling then? He was one of the lead presenters on the daytime slot too.

#950 Clatter

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 13:17

You know, if the BBC were smart they could capitalise on the increase of interest in sport after the Olympics by ditching the costly F1 and football rights and buying up some other sports for much less. Of course, that would require the people in charge of other sports and the BBC to all do something for the greater good, and we all know that never happens.



Didn't watch the cycling then? He was one of the lead presenters on the daytime slot too.


I'm sure they could, but why put on sports that no one wants to watch? Don't be fooled by the Olympics hype. People watch a lot of different sports then for the novelty factor, but wouldn't bother if they were on all the time.