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Sky Sports F1 moves to new home for the 2013 season

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January 26, 2013 4:48 PM

"Joc" and "Twu" When Sky coverage even just equals BBC, and when they don't show adverts on a channel that I have already paid for, then and only then will I consider paying Murdoch.

In the meantime, yes, I will watch live the races on Sky that the BBC haven't got, but I certainly don't pay!

And the arrival of Suzi Perry to join a generally good BBC team will only make that decision even easier.

Caroline - Unregistered

January 27, 2013 11:43 AM

@This way up

You way off the mark.

The actual viewing figures for Sky are:

620k race average
347k qualifying average

That's why Sky lost their sponsor, the viewing figures were too low for it to be economical.

Arlandria - Unregistered

January 27, 2013 12:21 PM

Caroline, you are probably one of these tight wads that needs to look at figures to try justify not paying for great coverage. There is no way you can know the reason the sponsor didn't continue. BBC viewers/cheapskates just keep trying to put the sky coverage down. Sky are just going to continue to improve on already brilliant quality content. Year on year on year. F1 will never be back on council TV.


January 27, 2013 3:08 PM

Arlandria....you obviously haven't come across Caroline on here before. If you had you would know that she knows a great deal, and her facts and figures are usually spot on.

Face facts, if Sky were that good then all the fans would be deserting the BBC in droves - not happening.

Did you see the coverage from Singapore I think it was where the local fans were saying that the BBC is the best? Even EJ is known the world over!


January 27, 2013 6:45 PM

i think that caroline works for the bbc, as their viewing figures are always being touted by her. is this a conflict ot interest on an open forum? the "figures" for bbc or sky cannot be substantiated as they are gleaned for about 1000 viewers and then multiplied to reflect the anticipated viewers.

i would say that i watch both, and find the sky programme far more interesting, with more interviews and technical discussions. but i watch bbc for the laugh of ej


January 28, 2013 9:26 AM

Sky F1 viewing figures are low relative to bbc last year because it is a 'premium' service, not due to lack of quality, it is a 'simple' question of what to spend 'your' money on, the choices will soon diminish

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