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Martin Brundle denies signing a deal with Sky for the 2012 F1 season

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Jonathan - Unregistered

October 25, 2011 8:28 AM

Crofty is probably the better choice for the F1 commentator anyway, how he has been overlooked so far is beyond me. The dream team of him and Ant Davidson would do me nicely although i'm sure Sky's coverage will be amazing. They don't tend to go for understated in anything they do, do they?

Free F1 - Unregistered

October 25, 2011 8:55 AM

Slightly off topic but how simple would it be to get the free-to-air RTL coverage next season in the UK? Is it a case of installing a FreeSat dish and away you go or is there more to it than that? I understand that RTL HD is going to be more difficult to get and that RTL have ad-breaks but hey, got to be better than what's on offer.


October 25, 2011 9:41 AM

BBC's director of sports said in July, "We know how popular Formula One is with audiences, and we have been really proud to have Formula One as part of our rights mix and to retain those rights. "
So they took this opportunity to strip Formula One to the bone to guaranteed it remains on BBC for seven years.

David Croft was one of the first to say Formula One going to sky was great for fans making clear where his loyalties lie.
Martin Brundle was far more circumspect, and if he goes which looks certain now, will be a major loss to us BBC viewers and marks the beginning of seven years of famine.


October 25, 2011 9:54 AM

Brundle to Sky and Croft for BBC sounds good. I prefer Croft, lively and easy on the ear. Croft's commentary is faster so it adds to F1 "urgent" style.

Brundle could comment on golf or snooker and he wouldn't sound out of place.

Croft for the BBC1, please.

Caroline - Unregistered

October 25, 2011 11:13 AM

@Free F1

You just need ...
Freesat dish, a little arm that sticks out with a 2nd LNB on it pointing 19.2 degrees east, some cable and a switch box ... Mine was done several years ago on a big dish, I have 4 LNBs, and that cost 25 quid, so maybe 60 now.

Brundle has a choice, the big Sky money and the same amount of viewers that watch free practice on the BBC, or BBC money and 5 million viewers and his name and reputation intact.

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