F1 » BBC, Sky Sports in joint F1 TV deal from 2012


In a dramatic shift for F1 viewers in the UK, it has been announced that the BBC and Sky Sports are to jointly broadcast the sport from next season onwards - although only one of them will show all of the races live

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percy plumpuller - Unregistered

July 29, 2011 11:44 AM

It looks like Adam Parr of Williams F1 is all for it and so his Martin Whitmarsh of Mclaren F1,so it looks like its not just bernie and the beeb thats shafted us,it looks like the F1 teams have shafted us to.

The concorde agreement says free to air tv,free to air tv my a*se.

rip off britain is alive and well in 2011-2018

we'll never learn.

Steve Cinderby - Unregistered

July 29, 2011 11:44 AM

How is Sky Sports free to air in the UK?! This is a disaster for the F1 viewers in Britain. BBC coverage has been amazing - and great value for the increasing audience.
Bernie has lost the plot on this one in search of yet more cash - and the wheels are about to come off in terms of viewers for 2012. I don't have Sky and don't intend paying the Murdoch machine a penny - so only half F1 for me after watching avidly all my adult life! How is this serving the fans...

Thorborg - Unregistered

July 29, 2011 11:44 AM

Time to man up boys. The Football fans whined like this when Sky bought up the Premier League but then what did they do.....? Yes they all signed up and paid for Sky Sports!

It is ok everyone moaning here but what people say on forums and what people do in real life are often very different. Sky know that. How many of you will cry and cry but then come March phone up Sky?

The only way to get this back on Free to Air is to NOT watch it on Sky. That means YOU yes YOU reading this now. Don't expect "someone else" to miss out whilst you sneakily watch it. We ALL have to make the sacrifice.

elijah - Unregistered

July 29, 2011 11:46 AM

Apart from Silverstone,expect BBC to show only races where overtaking is near impossible. How can the BBC make a deal with Sky who have a totally opposite agenda to the BBC? How can this deal be legal?

charlie57

July 29, 2011 11:51 AM

I am totally disgusted at this decision. I for one will not be putting a penny in the pocket of Rupert Murdoch and his 'gutter' press. Its a sad day for F1 fans around the country. The BBC should hang their heads in shame. After all our licence fee is wasted on exorbitant salaries and dreadful programme scheduling.One EX F1 fan.

Gixxer - Unregistered

July 29, 2011 11:53 AM

Why dont you all watch it streaming on the internet from a foreign country, thats what I do when anything is on sky.

That ways its free and you wont miss anything.

Whats more if you dont download your not doing anything you shouldnt

Joan - Unregistered

July 29, 2011 11:54 AM

I think this is disgusting. Sky takes enough of our money. There is little or no motorsport on the BBC whilst football etc gets huge coverage Motorsport enthusiasts pay their licence fee just the same as football and cricket viewers. Really cross and upset about this

HartleyF1 - Unregistered

July 29, 2011 11:57 AM

This is shocking...... I only pay my licence fee to watch F1.... That's gonna stop now!.

Does anyone know yet which channel it will be shown on?
i know it says sky sports but is there any possibility it could be shown on sky1?. Heres hoping!

Gridlock - Unregistered

July 29, 2011 11:58 AM

Watch the demise of F1 viewing figures in the UK! UK viewers DO NOT want to pay Murdoch for F1

This just goes to show that you cant believe a damn thing that comes out of the mouth of Bernie Ecclestone!

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