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F1 Coverage Thread - 2013 Season (BBC and Sky)


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#1701 Haribo

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 09:11

Cameron will probably have that search turn banned by Google ;)

All sport is heading towards pay TV, not just F1. It's sad, but it makes far too much money for the providers. At least its not going to end up split over two different pay TV channels like Premiership football.


Not yet anyway. But there's no reason why it couldn't in the future

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#1702 Jon83

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 09:20

Cameron will probably have that search turn banned by Google ;)

All sport is heading towards pay TV, not just F1. It's sad, but it makes far too much money for the providers. At least its not going to end up split over two different pay TV channels like Premiership football.


:up: :rotfl:

The F1 'Opt-in'

#1703 D.M.N.

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 12:20

If you want to watch the Hungarian Grand Prix live and for free: http://www1.skysport...ggity/2nd-test/

A bit of cricketing knowledge required ;) and takes a bit of time to load, but does the job. Activate on Saturday afternoon to get GP2/GP3 in there too.

#1704 David Lightman

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 13:29

I guess one upside of no live F1 on BBC would be that the halfwitted Irish bellend would be off the scene for good.

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 13:38

I guess one upside of no live F1 on BBC would be that the halfwitted Irish bellend would be off the scene for good.

Don't hold back, tell us how you really feel about Eddie.

#1706 johnwilliamdavies

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 13:39

If you want to watch the Hungarian Grand Prix live and for free: http://www1.skysport...ggity/2nd-test/

A bit of cricketing knowledge required ;) and takes a bit of time to load, but does the job. Activate on Saturday afternoon to get GP2/GP3 in there too.


Thank you.

#1707 Markn93

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 13:45

Can't stand Crofty and Lazenby. Think they're really unprofessional and simply not good enough as presenters/commentators. Lazenby looks uncomfortable most of the time and Crofty's numerous mistakes make listening rather tedious. Shame because I think they've regressed through the year, that or my tolerance for them has fallen sharply (probably the latter).

#1708 kar

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 13:45

Wonder if this means Andrew Benson will have to take a pay cut.

#1709 techspeed

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 14:04

I'm sure a deal could have been done to keep it on the BBC, if Bernie (or the people he serves) weren't so greedy.

If the BBC hadn't done the deal with Sky we would all be watching F1 for free on Channel 4 now. Nothing to do with Bernie or CVC being greedy, the BBC extended their current contract early, before it could be opened up to competition. If anyone was being greedy it was the BBC.

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 14:43

If the BBC hadn't done the deal with Sky we would all be watching F1 for free on Channel 4 now. Nothing to do with Bernie or CVC being greedy, the BBC extended their current contract early, before it could be opened up to competition. If anyone was being greedy it was the BBC.

Bernie had to agree to the BBC/Sky deal as the BBC wanted to renege on the final year of their exclusive deal.

He was perfectly within his rights to say "no thanks", ask the BBC to see out their final season then Channel 4 or ITV could take over from 2013 (neither broadcaster were available for 2012). He even described the C4 presentation as the best he'd ever seen.

Don't kid yourself - the final decision for TV rights ALWAYS lies with the commercial rights holder.

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 14:56

If you want to watch the Hungarian Grand Prix live and for free: http://www1.skysport...ggity/2nd-test/


Cheers DMN! 2nd free Sky race this year!

#1712 Slackbladder

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 15:01

If the BBC hadn't done the deal with Sky we would all be watching F1 for free on Channel 4 now. Nothing to do with Bernie or CVC being greedy, the BBC extended their current contract early, before it could be opened up to competition. If anyone was being greedy it was the BBC.

Do you really believe that Channel 4 would be capable of showing F1 at the same level which both the BBC and Sky have in the past, and do at the moment.

I don't have that faith in them...

#1713 Dalton007

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 16:06

Do you really believe that Channel 4 would be capable of showing F1 at the same level which both the BBC and Sky have in the past, and do at the moment.

I don't have that faith in them...



Their live cricket coverage of the ashes was terrific. They could have done something with F1.

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#1714 JimmyTheFox

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 16:46

So, the BBC have sacrificed live coverage of Formula One and Moto GP (completely) for the FA Cup.

Edited by JimmyTheFox, 26 July 2013 - 16:49.


#1715 PurpleHam

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 22:49

:rolleyes:

For the umpteenth time, it wasn't Bernie who got Sky involved in the TV coverage, the beeb didn't want to foot the enitre bill anymore so they actually suggested it to Mr.E, it was either shared coverage or no coverage, i know what i'd prefer.

ITV and CH4 wanted it, CH4 matched Sly's offer.

The BBC shit on the UK F1 fans from a massive height, and now for them to pull out altogether and give Sly total exclusivity is the icing on the cake.




#1716 undersquare

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 05:53

:rolleyes:

For the umpteenth time, it wasn't Bernie who got Sky involved in the TV coverage, the beeb didn't want to foot the enitre bill anymore so they actually suggested it to Mr.E, it was either shared coverage or no coverage, i know what i'd prefer.

BBC bid too much for it, then panicked about it so they could waste more money on The Voice rights. They did NOT suggest Sky they wanted a discount. Bernie stitched them up in an all night meeting that they should never have stayed in. The half the races live deal is terrible value and with Bernie having to show F1 on fta they hopelessly underplayed their hand. Now with no Concorde Agreement Bernie doesn't need them any more.

#1717 David Lightman

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 07:51

Wonder if this means Andrew Benson will have to take a pay cut.

Ugh, you just reminded me he gets paid for what he does.

#1718 DanardiF1

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 10:47

ITV and CH4 wanted it, CH4 matched Sly's offer.

The BBC shit on the UK sports fans from a massive height, and now for them to pull out altogether and give Sly total exclusivity is the icing on the cake.


It's not just F1 the BBC has dicked people about with... practically everything they once showed on the BBC is now elsewhere, and actually probably better for it. Sky's cricket coverage is fantastic, as is their football and F1. ITV do a great job with BTCC (and did with F1 during their tenure too) and Channel 4's coverage of the Grand National was superb also.

BBC Sport is an empty husk with all it's prime assets sold off mainly so it could spunk a load of licence payers money on tat like The Voice and 2 weeks of the Olympics.

#1719 rhukkas

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 11:01

It's not just F1 the BBC has dicked people about with... practically everything they once showed on the BBC is now elsewhere, and actually probably better for it. Sky's cricket coverage is fantastic, as is their football and F1. ITV do a great job with BTCC (and did with F1 during their tenure too) and Channel 4's coverage of the Grand National was superb also.

BBC Sport is an empty husk with all it's prime assets sold off mainly so it could spunk a load of licence payers money on tat like The Voice and 2 weeks of the Olympics.


The BBC is an outdated concept and will be gone within the decade, though the will 100% try to get some internet licence to fund their political agen... oh sorry I mean 'quality TV content'

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#1720 billm99uk

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 11:07

It's not just F1 the BBC has dicked people about with... practically everything they once showed on the BBC is now elsewhere, and actually probably better for it. Sky's cricket coverage is fantastic, as is their football and F1. ITV do a great job with BTCC (and did with F1 during their tenure too) and Channel 4's coverage of the Grand National was superb also.

BBC Sport is an empty husk with all it's prime assets sold off mainly so it could spunk a load of licence payers money on tat like The Voice and 2 weeks of the Olympics.


They've obviously got an income shortfall at the moment and have to deal with it somehow, so something has to go. And the BBC has always had to mix popular programming and more specialised/arty stuff. It 's part of the original set up and is due to the way it is funded. That said, it's perfectly fair to dispute their priorities.

#1721 PNSD

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 11:10

ANyone else watching on Skygo having issues signing in?

I watched FP3, then tried to turn on qualifying and I cant sign in, it times out or goes back to the log in screen. I get an error on my mobile too... strange.

#1722 froggy22

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 11:13

yeah, looks like all SkyGo apps are down atm. Looks like Sky are about to drop the ball

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 11:16

Classy of Simon Lazenby to refer to Sauber as a backmarker right next to Monisha :rolleyes:

#1724 PNSD

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 11:18

yeah, looks like all SkyGo apps are down atm. Looks like Sky are about to drop the ball


Great news for those of who only have access to sky go....

Thanks for confirming it wasn't just me!

#1725 jrg19

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 11:20

Skygo has gone to sh!t.

Guess ill have to find a stream. :rolleyes:

#1726 Amin

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 11:40

ffs! :mad:

#1727 Amin

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 11:47

It's working for me now.

#1728 Tenmantaylor

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 11:49

Might explain why the feed I been watching all season is cutting out. Going to play football in the sun instead. Anyone got a good one link me.

#1729 PurpleHam

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 11:51

Lazenby is just so bad at everything, he finishies interviews and the person being interviewed is just left there not knowing if they should stay or go and often just slowly creep out of the shot as Lazenby waffles on...

It looks so amateur hour and it's been happening for two seasons now and counting.

#1730 PNSD

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 11:52

Sky go back up for me

#1731 g1n

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 11:57

Lazenby is just so bad at everything, he finishies interviews and the person being interviewed is just left there not knowing if they should stay or go and often just slowly creep out of the shot as Lazenby waffles on...

It looks so amateur hour and it's been happening for two seasons now and counting.


He is awful yes, along with what's her face, can't even remember her name, terrible.

#1732 D.M.N.

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 16:51

So, the BBC have sacrificed live coverage of Formula One and Moto GP (completely) for the FA Cup.

Hasn't been confirmed at all about F1, and it is more looking like a false rumour than a true one.

#1733 MinT

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 17:53

Not that the BBC have anything to gain by announcing or confirming anything at this point in time......

#1734 TheManAlive

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 10:57

Actually a really good segment by Sky on the evolution of pitstops.

#1735 D.M.N.

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 14:07

Mildly amusing anecdote - Hamilton in 2012 and 2013 has only won when Sky are exclusively live. Clearly some sort of BBC curse for him...


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Posted 29 July 2013 - 15:19

Really superb article from GA, knowledgeable insight, interesting opinions and covers almost all of the most important aspects of the weekend. Terrific stuff :up:

http://www.bbc.co.uk...rmula1/23492408

#1737 froggy22

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 22:45

So much Innuendo on Sky these days. I'm surprised Pinks plays up to it as well

#1738 Dalton007

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 17:16

I liked this week's F1 show. Some interesting topics, especially about how the money is handled in F1 - it isn't! I'd like to see more of this serious journo stuff.

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 18:05

I really enjoyed this weeks F1 Show, easily the best of the season so far! I do wish they would sort out Sky Go though, that silverlight thing they use is utter shite.

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 08:14

i agree f1 show is great without pinkham and kravitz.

they actually discussed f1 this week :eek:

#1741 D.M.N.

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 18:58

1998 Belgian GP on SSF1 in 5 minutes.

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 21:13

1998 Belgian GP on SSF1 in 5 minutes.


Just catching the end of it. Surprised Alesi didn't put more pressure on the Jordan's at the end.

Old F1 with Murray Walker is just so watchable. You get to hear the sweet sound of the V10s plus you get classic Murray comments like "and I think this is the corner where Schumacher came off in 1994" and other irrelevant comments. When back in 1998 on the race he's actually commentating on theres three cars separated by about 4 seconds.

#1743 Dalton007

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 08:37

I watched half of this week's F1 show and Rachel looked like an empty champagne bottle at a wedding.

Edited by Dalton007, 19 August 2013 - 08:38.


#1744 Jon83

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 11:54

I watched half of this week's F1 show and Rachel looked like an empty champagne bottle at a wedding.


:up: Outstanding!

Totally agree - no need for her to be there. Actually not sure why she is involved in Sky F1 / SSN F1 at all (no need for her on SSN when they have Craig Slater)

#1745 chrisblades85

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 13:59

Murrays "OH GOD" when Schuey crashed into DC. Classic. You can bang on about Croft and Edwards. But nobody will ever be fit to lace Murrays boots.

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 16:45

Murrays "OH GOD" when Schuey crashed into DC. Classic. You can bang on about Croft and Edwards. But nobody will ever be fit to lace Murrays boots.


His commentary at the start of the race was sheer genius too.

Almost as good as 'Oh off off off off goes Mika Hakkinen' from the Italian GP in 99 (I think)

#1747 D.M.N.

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 19:59

I watched half of this week's F1 show and Rachel looked like an empty champagne bottle at a wedding.

Really? I find her much better than Pinkham, too light hearted and bubbly for The F1 Show for my liking.

 

2008 Belgian Grand Prix on Sky Sports F1 currently by the way, for anyone who wants to relieve 'that' moment.



#1748 Coral

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 20:45

Well, against my better judgement I just watched Spa 2008...the first time I have seen it since it happened. What a travesty that was...when I think how close that race came to deciding the outcome of the WDC...OMG  :eek:

 

Anyway, all's well that ends well...but I always think that Lewis should have 23 wins...  :|



#1749 jrg19

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 20:48

Yeah, the overtake was nullified with Kimi getting back past him and then taking him self off. The whole thing reeks of desperation for Lewis not to win the title in 2008.



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 20:53

Yeah, the overtake was nullified with Kimi getting back past him and then taking him self off. The whole thing reeks of desperation for Lewis not to win the title in 2008.

 

Quite! As James Allen said: "Massa was never really in it today." So how on earth could the FIA justify awarding him the race? It beggars belief that, had Lewis not passed Glock at Interlagos, Massa would have won the WDC on countback...with Spa being the decider.

 

When Lewis's career is finished, his total number of GP wins should have an asterisk against it and "FIA injustice notwithstanding" written underneath.  :mad:

 

Edit: watching Sky now, and just heard the magic words: "Is that Glock!"  :stoned:


Edited by Coral, 20 August 2013 - 20:56.