Aussie TV gone to S..t?
Posted 05 March 2000 - 18:35
Oh, bye the way, do any of the Australian Pay TV suppliers broadcast F1?
Posted 05 March 2000 - 18:52
And that's the truth.
In Melbourne it will be 12pm to 3pm.
Don't forget this is the same station that last year cut the Melbourne podium champagne spraying half way through (and didnt bother with the post match press conference) to cut to a pre-season rugby league match.
Just pathetic; Darrell Eastlake never shuts up, AJ is knowledgable, but is forced to talk a lot, it seems to make him uncomfortable.
Last year they did show Friday's highlights at 11pm, with Murray Walker, and no interruptions from Eastlake or AJ.
My guess is that Eddie McGuire might have some input into this year's race coverage, or Ken Sutcliffe, but I'd love them to leave the telecast to Murray Walker and Martin Brundle.
They are the true professionals who know the sport better and are with the "in" news better than Nine will ever be.
Nine know that people like us know how crap they treat true fans who support the sport through thick and thin. They just care about advertising and profiting from showing a high-class sport, of which they have no knowledge, no respect and no appreciation for.
Posted 06 March 2000 - 09:41
It gets worse every year. At least last year they showed highlights of Friday practice, then highlights of saturday practice before showing qualifying.
Im gonna complain again. Not that it will change anything but i gotta let some steam out. The people who control this are Wild world of Sports in Sydney. I rang them a few weeks ago. I got their number from Channel 9 in Melbourne but i dont have it with me here.
The least we can do is make a fuss about them televising the post race interviews.
Posted 06 March 2000 - 09:59
CHANNEL 9 WAKE UP TO YOURSELFS!!!!!!
Posted 06 March 2000 - 11:32
Posted 06 March 2000 - 11:53
Posted 06 March 2000 - 12:59
Can anybody tell me what other States are showing after?
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Posted 06 March 2000 - 13:32
Posted 06 March 2000 - 14:03
THEY MAKE ME SO MAD
Think about the coverage of our "home" GP this year and then imagine next year. In 5 years it'll be like any other race in Europe to us.
Don't let me near any programmer from channel 9, I'd regret my actions later.
Posted 06 March 2000 - 17:30
Problem is, they have absolutely nothing to do with it.
Posted 06 March 2000 - 18:15
Posted 07 March 2000 - 15:36
Posted 07 March 2000 - 16:28
Channel 9 do not have an e-mail address, as they are too scared to accept all the complaints that would filter through. If you want to complain, you have to complain by real mail. Here's the address;
Address it to “The Executive Producer” of Wide World Of Sports.
P.O. Box 27
Willoughby NSW 2068
I always get on my high-horse about this crap and never let them know what i think. I will write this time and i hope most of you can be bothered to lift your pen and post it off as well.
Just remember, Channel Nine copped a lot of flack in the press last year over their poor coverage and have obviously not taken heed of it. My advice, if you want to complain, is to complain over and over again. Just post the same letter to them once a week until we get what we want. It worked for Tim Robbins in "The Shawshank Redemption" so who knows, it might work for us.
Posted 07 March 2000 - 16:45
Posted 07 March 2000 - 17:15
Lap 25, Schumi and Hakka well clear of the rest, Schumi pulls out of Hakka's slipstream to attempt to pass him at the end of the pit straight, just as we are about to be treated to the all to rare sight of drivers fighting for position on the track... bloody Channel 9 cuts to the running of race 6 at Rosehill - it's at about this time that I hope to wake up and realise that it was just a bad dream, and not - God forbid - a premonition.
Posted 07 March 2000 - 21:44
So in summing up: Write, Write, Write.
Don't write the same stuff, be constructive, and don't bag them into the ground, but write in a nice conservative way, so as to get them to think that we are yobbos, but intelligent viewers who deserve 1st class treatment instead of 5th class viewing.
The thing is that I noticed is that they do read their mail. That's for sure, they might skim bits, but they read it, I've seen the Sports journos read mail from viewers.
I think we should be open-minded when watching this sat/sun on Ch 9, and then work out what we liked and hated. It's also a good idea to compliment them, because if you constantly bag them, they lose less interest in your cause, that simple.
Anyway, the coverage on Sunday starts at 10:30am! Hopefully the Post-Race comments arent edited.
Posted 08 March 2000 - 14:30
I guess they did take note form last year, as coverage only went until 4pm and we missed out on the interviews.
As long as we don't get a one-hour delayed start (or restart), we'll get the interviews for sure.