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Sky to broadcast F1 exclusively in UK from 2019 [UPDATE: C4 highlights for 2019]


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#1251 Kalmake

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Posted Yesterday, 18:23

completely agree. It's only pre season testing if people are that bothered there is always the mute button

I have been watching on mute, but it would be nice to hear the cars.



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#1252 azza200

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Posted Yesterday, 18:57

Testing does not need to be shown live on TV IMO. I would not waste money to buy Sky just for crappy testing hardly justify's the price of it. The youtube highlights covers anything interesting what has happened in the sessions. 



#1253 FirstnameLastname

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Posted Yesterday, 19:29

You not think that since he's such a grafter all year that maybe he deserves some family time?


Formula one reporter at a formula one event... not really too much of a shocker is it?

I’d actually have thought he’d want to be there, his passion for f1 is obvious.

Perhaps there’s an unknown reason why he’s not there. Hopefully all is ok.

#1254 Peat

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Posted Today, 08:38

According to Trundles' twitter "great SkyF1 pricing news coming soon"



#1255 hdsport82

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Posted Today, 08:51

According to Trundles' twitter "great SkyF1 pricing news coming soon"

According to Motorsport Broadcasting (nee F1) it's £10pm on top of your Sky package guaranteed for 2 years.

 

https://motorsportbr...of-2019-season/


Edited by hdsport82, Today, 08:52.


#1256 Raifosa

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Posted Today, 09:03

Sky's new trailer for 2019

https://twitter.com/...854913617088513



#1257 johnmhinds

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Posted Today, 09:13

According to Motorsport Broadcasting (nee F1) it's £10pm on top of your Sky package guaranteed for 2 years.

https://motorsportbr...of-2019-season/

£10 a month for access to just the F1 channel?

You can add the whole 8 channel sports package for £13 a month at the moment. (Normally £30 a month)

Edited by johnmhinds, Today, 09:27.


#1258 TomNokoe

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Posted Today, 09:14

According to Motorsport Broadcasting (nee F1) it's £10pm on top of your Sky package guaranteed for 2 years.

https://motorsportbr...of-2019-season/


But probably another +£5 for HD.

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#1259 johnmhinds

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Posted Today, 09:19

But probably another +£5 for HD.

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HD is standard on all the sports channels now.

£10 a month for a single channel is still a huge price hike disguised as a “deal”.

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#1260 Jordan44

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Posted Today, 09:29

Sky's new trailer for 2019
https://twitter.com/...854913617088513

It's really good. Hope it's a sign of Sky making an effort again. And... The chain!!

Edited by Jordan44, Today, 09:30.


#1261 TomNokoe

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Posted Today, 09:33

HD is standard on all the sports channels now.

£10 a month for a single channel is still a huge price hike disguised as a “deal”.


Wow, welcome to 2019 :lol:

Isn't it just £8 a month cheaper?

Previously it was £18 a month to add.

So £96 savings over a year. You could buy an F1TV subscription with that :lol:

#1262 stewie

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Posted Today, 09:41

So £22 for the basic package, 18 month minimum contract. Then £27 after that. £10 a month for two years of F1 on top. Total cost for 2 years, £798.

Makes it £19 a race (21 race seasons), just to watch the F1 on Sky if you didn't already have sky.

Progress!

Edited by stewie, Today, 09:41.


#1263 hdsport82

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Posted Today, 11:09

So £22 for the basic package, 18 month minimum contract. Then £27 after that. £10 a month for two years of F1 on top. Total cost for 2 years, £798.

Makes it £19 a race (21 race seasons), just to watch the F1 on Sky if you didn't already have sky.

Progress!

 

Not saying that it's good or bad but incidentally £19 a race is approximately what F1 Digital + cost on Sky (£12 per weekend) back in 2002 accounting for inflation, of course later in the year they offered £50 season tickets for the last few races.   

 

https://www.bankofen...tion-calculator


Edited by hdsport82, Today, 11:18.


#1264 Dennista

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Posted Today, 11:23

Is this offered on now tv or only through normal sky box?



#1265 Marklar

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Posted Today, 11:25

Ted is not mentioned in the sky press release and he wasnt at winter testing either :/

Edit: Also no Ant, literally their best pundit


Edited by Marklar, Today, 11:27.


#1266 pdac

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Posted Today, 11:26

£10 a month for access to just the F1 channel?

You can add the whole 8 channel sports package for £13 a month at the moment. (Normally £30 a month)

 

Call me a cheap-skate, but I'm not forking out £120 just for this. I'd cancel my Sky contract completely, except that they have us all by the balls because we have many hours of recorded material on the Sky+ which would be inaccessible if I cancelled. I'm still going to dump their broadband as, for the lowest level of service (was 5k with BE now less than 4k with Sky), it's now just a few quid less than the super-fast fibre deal from BT.

 

The thing I have learned from Sky is that they seem competitive, but they raise the prices by a huge percentage every year unless you complain.



#1267 Massa_f1

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Posted Today, 12:42

According to Motorsport Broadcasting (nee F1) it's £10pm on top of your Sky package guaranteed for 2 years.

 

https://motorsportbr...of-2019-season/

 

It's a reasonable deal in some ways.

Meanwhile for those that currently have different Sky packages bills are set to rise on the 1st of April.



#1268 Silverstone96

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Posted Today, 12:53

This is the thing with the sky, there will always be annual increases so they get their money back from you in the end. Naturally you can play "the game" of threatening to leave each time your contract is up for a discount but its a losing battle longer term. £10 for f1 might be guaranteed for 2 years but the sky package price itself wont be, you can be sure of that.

 

Interesting that sky release this morning covers line up but no mention of Kravitz or Ant Davidson.

 

Jake Humphrey also mentioned whisper will have some big news on their c4 coverage soon...so we will see.



#1269 TomNokoe

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Posted Today, 15:24

Ted is not mentioned in the sky press release and he wasnt at winter testing either :/

Edit: Also no Ant, literally their best pundit


Either:
1. Ted has been dismissed and it's being kept quiet (he was quite anti-PC on occasion).

2. He's moved to C4 (or even FOM?) and is waiting to announce - maybe he doesn't want to contribute to the UK's F1 paywall.

3. He's taken a step back from the role to focus on his family. His wife gave birth recently (start of last year?).

Ant... Maybe he is re-focussing on his WEC career? He was always a Sky man through and through, so I doubt he's moved elsewhere.

#1270 milestone 11

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Posted Today, 15:46

Ted is not mentioned in the sky press release and he wasnt at winter testing either :/
Edit: Also no Ant, literally their best pundit

Ant Davidson is entered for Dragonspeed at Le Mans, don't know whether it's a full season.

#1271 pdac

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Posted Today, 16:58

It's a reasonable deal in some ways.

Meanwhile for those that currently have different Sky packages bills are set to rise on the 1st of April.

 

Yeah. The used to have an annual rise in September, but now it just keeps going up and up.