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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AJ - Unregistered

July 29, 2011 10:21 AM

I have Sky, but not Sky Sports. I have no interest in subscribing to Sky Sports and I will not spend £20 a month to watch 10 races a year. The BBC have sold out UK motorsports fans.

john - Unregistered

July 29, 2011 10:23 AM

and tomorrow we will have to listen to EJ and Jake giving the company line, EJs Bull--it, is normally bad, (good for a laugh) but this should be xceptional,

@ - Unregistered

July 29, 2011 10:26 AM

Everyone is crying out for Bernie and Rupert's head on a stick but I feel like it's the BBC to blame here. The big wigs at the Beeb are obviously not that bothered about the sport and would prefer it didn't clash with their regular schedule.

Frown - Unregistered

July 29, 2011 10:29 AM

Murdoch put enough zeros on a cheque for Bernie to totally ruin his standing in the paddock, and with the fans.

I know the Beeb need to make cut backs, but this might kill off F1.

Look at the other single seater sports on Sky, A1 GP, Indycar etc..

Not many people watch them, or even care.

Dibbs - Unregistered

July 29, 2011 10:32 AM

I have to echo the comments of virtually everyone else who like my household are totally gutted by todays shock news. Given how the UK is totally wrapped up with F1, with so many teams operating here, I find it very hard to see that the likes of Martin Whitmarsh will be happy that so many fans have been robbed of their ability to watch the sport they love.

People power worked when Dorna withdrew Moto GP coverage from Eurosport and massive protests followed. F1 Fans should lobby/ email the likes of the teams, BBC, Bernie.....anyone involved in F1. At the end of the day a huge weight of protest does just occasionally get heard. Nothing to loose.....!

Caroline - Unregistered

July 29, 2011 10:34 AM

This was a deal struck between the BBC and Sky, with Martin Whitmarsh and Adam Parr of FOTA suggesting it will increase team's income, Adam Parr for one has been very supportive of the deal.

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