F1 » Ecclestone: BBC/Sky Sports deal not just about money

Bernie Ecclestone: The situation was simple. It was not just about money, it was about doing what is best for F1. The BBC did a great job but together with Sky we will get even better coverage. Look at what Sky do with other sports, they have very good ideas. It will grow the audience, I am sure of it.

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August 01, 2011 12:23 AM

I believe Ecclestone is ill and have just done some research into what this might be.
Greed is the first thing I looked at and although it's used as an everyday word it's much more sinister than I first thought and worth a look on the net.
But I believe he has Pathological Narcissisum and hear are some of the symptoms, see what you think - An unrealistic sense of superiority,Pursues power at all costs, lacks normal inhibitions in its pursuit, Concerns limited to expressing socially appropriate response when convenient, devalues and exploits others without remorse, Lacks values, easily bored, often changes course, Traumatic childhood undercutting true sense of self-esteem and/or learning that he/she doesn't need to be considerate of others.
What do you think, can we get him certified ?
Applies to Murdock as well.

surfingsavy - Unregistered

August 01, 2011 1:42 AM

Well B.E well done you have proberly just killed f1.
I have been watching fir 35 yrs myDad another 10 on top now thats it i wont gove them a penny. Even if i could afford the extra £20 oer month. It was a regular grand peix weekend me. My brother went round ro my dads who is disabled and will watch it even the 5am races(sad i know,
but thats it what a said day.
Thanks bernie you greedy little man.

Dean Dean

August 01, 2011 2:51 AM
Last Edited 1489 days ago

No, it was about the bbc saying 'this is how much we've got, we've done a good job promoting f1 and will continue to do so IF you accept what's on the table'..how can sky get a 'bigger audience' when they're merely hoping to rope in those dedicated to f1 already..the bigger audience is for themselves and not f1..i'm curious whether the myriad english speaking countries will sign up to sky's broadcast or decide to take a highlights package the bbc can offer. will australia, new zealand, south africa, canada etc agree to pay double what they do now...the only true f1 fan benefactors are those in the market now looking for counterfeit sky cards because they'll get free movies also ...there are a few of these cards around if you ask the right folk and cheap to boot...anyone want one lol...

p1 - Unregistered

August 01, 2011 9:34 AM

This will only blow up in his face, this is how he has shot himself in the foot.
People who don't have Sky can't afford a minimum £30 extra a month to watch 10 F1 races if that.
People who have Sky, like myself, who are only interested in F1 will not pay an extra £20+ a year just to watch 10 F1 races if that.

I wont be paying money to watch the F1, hopefully the ratings for Sky ones will drop massively.
BBC should have dropped the countless **** radio stations it has along with TV channels including BBC 3 which has 500k viewers, the Canadian GP had 7 million.

Peeflea - Unregistered

August 01, 2011 10:09 AM

This man is senile. Lost the plot. "People will be happier now." Never laughed so much.
I, like many others, will simply do something else on Sundays in future. Murdoch ain't getting a penny out of me. Growing up, I always watched F1 and test cricket on the TV for free. Both are gone or going. Such a shame. All due to greedy people.


August 01, 2011 10:14 AM

Nothing like insulting the people who make the sponsors give F1 the money they do, THE FANS, THE BUYERS OF SPONSORS PRODUCTS, is their Bernie, with that comment:

“For those who can't watch Sky, they can still watch on a Sunday night, which will probably be better than watching the whole race live half the time."

Time to go Bernie, this time you have really lost the plot.

Prim - Unregistered

August 01, 2011 11:16 AM

Will the racing fans be rushing out to sky ?? Well,some will. Others will look back and remember a time before you could record tv,( then if you were not infront of the tv you did not see the race,)stop, think, decide not to held to ransom by BE and sky and put their wallets away. This means that the fan base will not move like sheep. This is in the hands of the fans. If you move to sky then thats where it will stay, use your buying power, they say money talks so let it speek.

TGS - Unregistered

August 01, 2011 11:19 AM

Bernie, if this is not just about money!?!?! and if 20m was all the BBC could pay then why not offer half of it to SKY for 20m and get them to put it live on SKY 1 or 2 which would have ment we, the fans would not be screwed for another 20 quid a month. Would still have been a bad move for the sport (involving SKY) but at least for those of us who have the basic sky package, (quite a few me thinks) we could still have continued to watch F1. OH SORRY thats me believing you again and thinking "this is not just about money" By the way if every house in the country has a tv licence and can watch F1 on the beeb, explain how moving to SKY is going to increase viewing figures DOH.

ferret .

August 01, 2011 11:56 AM
Last Edited 1488 days ago

What a load of crap Bernie is Talking!
Is he trying to drain the worlds money supply up to his own bank account?
Money makes Bernies world go around, and it is Bernie being greedy that turns everyones world upside down!
Get the Monopolies commission to investigate this deal and Bernie being far too greedy, that could force things to change for the better!

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