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mrfill

December 21, 2015 1:24 PM

F1 » Channel 4 to televise F1 as BBC cancels contract


WYNK: Their efforts on cricket and horse racing have IMO been pretty good, in fact some of it ('The Morning Line' and the test cricket highlights') has been excellent. although I watch my F1 on Sky, I have no doubt C4 will do a good job. Big and ironic lol by the way at folk who repeatedly intimate that Sky is owned by a crook, then talk about using illegal internet feeds of grand prix.....
Part of the problem is that there is no legal feed. motogp.com have live streaming for every session in HD with replays and lots of goodies. It costs, but then so does BT or Sky. FOM could make a packet with a live full featured stream on their site but the dinosaurs won't have it.

mrfill

December 21, 2015 12:31 PM

F1 » Channel 4 to televise F1 as BBC cancels contract


Taz:
meldrew:
Taz: Good news that ITV didn't get it. I wonder if some of the team got transferred over? would be a shame to lose DC but EJ and McNish disappearing would be no loss. Good move by channel 4 who had become a bit irrelivant.
Yep. I wouldn't miss Jordan or McNish. Suzie as well, for that matter. But DC has been brilliant (contrary to my early expectations), and Lee would be a loss. She should have been fronting the show since Jake Wotsit left.
Good shout about Perry, she was a poor addition and Leigh Mackenzie could have done the job better.
Oh God, please don't let Ben Edwards get transferred. If you must have a shouty man, hire Brian Blessed. Edwards made Jonathon Ledger sound good, which is some feat.

mrfill

December 20, 2015 12:12 PM

MotoGP » EXCLUSIVE: Bradley Smith Q&A


TrueFan: I'm amazed that anyone would get to this level believing that you can ride faster when you're angry. You can't do anything better when you're angry. Your body releases all kinds of chemicals, not just adrenalin, but cortisol and other things that make your movements more jerky...not what you want when your going fast. At least he figured it out.
Some older riders still have problems on this front. :)

mrfill

December 21, 2015 11:26 AM

F1 » F1 Driver of the Year 2015 - 3rd


richard: well, that is a reasonably fair assessment. so the top position is between max and seb. max will probably get it but i do feel that he over drove the car a bit, and whereas he did very well, i dont really know if he deserves top spot. still, it might be a tie?
The only 2 drivers with personality and a sense of humour. Fair enough.

mrfill

December 21, 2015 12:26 PM

F1 » Channel 4 to televise F1 as BBC cancels contract


serious4play: Another indication that this sport is loosing its fan base and going into decline when our main national tv channel drops it. Bbc would only drop it if viewing numbers dropped, sorry f1 but this sport has turned into a borefest.
The BBC dropped it because they have a huge hole in their budget - £500m + - as they now don't get the money for the over 75s free licence. Nothing to do with viewing figures. Its the BBC in serious decline.

mrfill

December 21, 2015 11:32 AM

F1 » Channel 4 to televise F1 as BBC cancels contract


Channel 4 will broadcast 10 live Formula 1 races, including practice and qualifying sessions, in each of the three FIA Formula One World Championship seasons from 2016 to 2018. It will also broadcast comprehensive highlights of all 21 Grands Prix and qualifying sessions - including those shown live by Sky. All of the live coverage and highlights will be broadcast free-to-air and in high definition. Reflecting Channel 4’s track record for innovation in sports broadcasting, in a first for a UK terrestrial commercial broadcaster, no advertising breaks will be taken through the duration of the live races.

mrfill

December 20, 2015 3:44 PM

F1 » Ecclestone insists: BBC can't leave contract early


And if they don't pay your huge fee? Then what? They wait for you to sue them for the balance of contract - which won't be cheap - and then look at how much they save by not sending a production team and half of Scotland to 20 distant locations for the next 3 years. The BBC is having over £500m cut to deal with next year (as they now have to pay for licences for the over 75s) and F1 stands no chance there. So, sorry Bernie. They CAN leave the contract and they almost certainly will. The Chancellor has virtually guaranteed that.

mrfill

December 20, 2015 3:51 PM

F1 » Ecclestone insists: BBC can't leave contract early


TeamGreatEngland: Think bernie should think of the fans first. We have put up with only half a series live and if ITV can do all live then he should be thanking ITV and kissing their butt. I know some have sky but most dont have sky
If you're the sort of fan who can't afford the top Hublot watch, a Maybach, private jet and a villa on the French Riviera, Bernie is not interested in you. An 85 year old multi-billionaire doesn't think too far into the future. ITV will not do all races live. They don't have the cash to splash.


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