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Sky Sports to launch dedicated F1 channel for 2012

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Mr_B - Unregistered

November 25, 2011 5:04 PM

Awesome, this will blow the BBC away.

The BBC doesnt care about motorsport just look at how they treat the MotoGP coverage terrible..if the BBC dropped the Motogp and left the much better Eurosport with Toby and Jules have it the money they save could have been spend on F1.

I know im gonna get a load of stick for this but tought I dont care..Sky F1 here I come.

Michael warr - Unregistered

November 25, 2011 5:20 PM

Mr B you will probably get a lot of stick.

But not from me.

I think this is great news for true f1 fans. A sky hd subscription is currently 10 a month ok its ontop of 10 for their stamdard tv package. (will be interesting to see if this becomes available to virgin customers who havent got sky sports as part of their hd offering)
Whilst i do find it disgusting that the bbc says it cannot afford to cover an f1 season yet decides to spend our money on the lord mayors drivell that was on last week is beyond me, the cold hard facts are sky WILL have a better presentation offering than bbc.
Look at what has happened to football on sky, i dont think anyone can argue that sky's coverage is immense.

The b iggest critisism i heard when the deal was announced was that we would be going back to the days of ad breaks during races, so sky have not only deflated that argument but are now goingto offer a dedicated week long channel to the sport!

And the option of sky go means you can mever miss an

RD350LC - Unregistered

November 25, 2011 5:27 PM

All well & good but some people will never have a $ly subscription for many reasons
As for the BBC & MotoGP what happened was Dorna decided that they wanted it to be exclusive to free to air in Europe
The BBC didn't ask for it and only after it caused a bit of a stir did Dorna condescend to let Eurosport show the race delayed
so with MotoGP Dorna sold the UK fans out
With F1 the BBC have

MiniMoto - Unregistered

November 25, 2011 5:27 PM

Well done BBC. The only award winnng motorsport show and you give it away to sky. Muppets.
Why have you kept Motogp? Just to piss off all the bike fans with your absolute **** coverage. BBC should have given the licence people the opertunity to decide wether to keep it or not. We pay for your ****e programmes & over payed untalented TV stars.


November 25, 2011 6:06 PM

"Those fans with a HD subscription will be able to view the action in standard definition"

WTF is the point of that?

Are they trying to say that you will need Sky Sports and Sky HD is you want to watch in HD, but if you only have Sky HD then you only get to watch in SD?

Nick - Unregistered

November 25, 2011 6:07 PM

Excellent news! Sky have revolutionised football, can they do the same for F1? What all the disagrees don't get is, the BBC couldn't afford to keep F1 so there was a real possibility of losing all of the coverage. Sky stepping in is just what we need.


November 25, 2011 6:15 PM

for the TRUE fans of f1, a dedicated channel is ideal. i know that full details are not available, but i forsee that there will be constant re runs of current and past races. after all, the channel will not be open only on race weekends.
football fans pay a sub for their games, so i cannot see much problem for f1 fans paying a subscription for a dedicated channel. after all, its a hell of a lot cheaper than going to the races. we had it free for years, so we cant complain too much.

Neil - Unregistered

November 25, 2011 6:26 PM

Ah the slow decline of F1 begins. Well that's it for me F1 is now a thing of the past . The nonsense that this is great news is a joke . BBC showed all the races, it was free. When Sky took over football they were able show games live that fans would otherwise miss. What do Sky add F1, er... sod all . F1 is making the same mistake as Cricket .

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