F1 » Humphrey: Important to retain perspective over new UK TV deal

Jake Humphrey: It is important to point out the BBC didn't want to lose F1, however a freezing of the licence fee actually means that keeping the sport is a success in itself.

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Patrick Deviny - Unregistered

August 01, 2011 8:20 PM

The BBC have decided that I and many like me who have watched Formula 1 live since they were children, are now to be stopped doing so because they don't earn enough money, unlike themselves.
Patrick Deviny

Ssscrudddy - Unregistered

August 04, 2011 11:12 AM

I fail to see how this is good for the fans. Good for Sky sure, they will get a few more subs out of it, but how can it be good for the fans when half the fans wil now only be able to watch half the races. This wont get new fans. This cuts the audience in half. Those of us without Sky will likely lose interest. Highlights are never any good, if I cant watch it all I wont watch any. Been a fan since 1986, attended many races when finances allowed, recently only attended Silverstone, last 2 years only watched on TV due to no money. Even if I could afford Sky, I am not allowed a Sky dish, Grade 2 listed building. So having spent thousands of £s on F1 over the years, next year I can only watch half the races, which means I wont watch any.
Oh well at least the missus will be pleased, as she can now watch re-runs of Eastenders & Corrie, as if seeing them through the week isnt enough!

zebbers - Unregistered

August 12, 2011 2:40 PM

Keeping half the races is a success! Wrong Jake. They have to be FTA and the BBC did a very dodgy deal totally counter to the best interests of the people who pay their salaries.

You are a victim of your own hype. I want to watch every race from the red lights to the chequered flag and if that comes from another FTA channel then I can live without you.

All any of us want to do is watch a full season and most of us don't care which FTA channel provides it.

What we do object to is being treated like children and there isn't any merit in the BBC argument on cost cutting. It is total nonsense.

Mike Bacon - Unregistered

August 23, 2011 6:58 AM

My concern with the coverage at present is that all of the team will keep refering to Michael Schumaker whereas other are usually refered to by there surnames. Now tat Ralph is no longer in F 1 guys there is no need to keep this reference up even to the extent of just saying Michael. Come on team let have eqaul status for all drivers

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