F1 » BBC defends Korean GP coverage after 273 complaints

The BBC has issued a statement in defence of its channel-change during Sunday's inaugural Korean Grand Prix, after receiving nearly 300 complaints from disgruntled viewers...

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Richard E - Unregistered

October 27, 2010 12:35 PM

If people can't be bothered to get up and watch the race they can't be proper fans, the race was shown again later in the day! Find something constructive to do with your time.

grumps - Unregistered

October 27, 2010 1:42 PM

I didn't complain but it was pretty annoying if you were recording the race. Why not switch the A Marr show to BBC 2 ?! Plus, the iPlayer coverage was only up to where the BBC 1 coverage switched to BBC 2. Rubbish !

@ Richard E - after racing a stockcar on Saturday night 100 miles from home (something constructive) not getting up early to watch the race wasn't about being bothered but practicality ! I'd consider myself a 'proper race fan'...


October 27, 2010 1:44 PM

hd next year apparently. but i agree with the above remarks. the race wasnt on TOO early. it started after 7am. bbc gave full warning of a change over to bbc 2, and for those who missed the race early in the morning, it was repeated in the afternoon!


October 27, 2010 1:51 PM

I like a lie in on a Sunday so was up at 10 to watch the race. I wasn't bothered about it changing channel as the Sky+ will only record within a time slot. Now i know with bikes there are lot's of delays and Eurosport has a, let's say continental approach to timekeeping in any case. I always record the programme after just to be sure. Don't do it for F1 though and i think the circunstances were rather extreme. Wasn't a problem though as i watched the re-run at 2pm and then the red button stuff which i usually miss because i prioritise bike racing over cars.


October 27, 2010 2:00 PM

I've been watching F1 on the BBC from the Netherlands for two years now and I think the coverage in general is quite good. Good enough for me not to switch over to the coverage on Dutch RTL.

It's a shame I can't push 'the red button' though after the race or get alternative coverage. I don't know if it's actually fun but I would probably want to check it out.

Spoon - Unregistered

October 27, 2010 2:03 PM

try being a MotoGP fan and watch it on the BBC! It gets cut short, taken off, or moved for any number of other 'sports' ie golf or GN run. And if it is on you have to listen to that tw*t Charlie Cox!

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