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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 23, 2015 12:18 PM

F1 » BBC explains reasons for dropping F1 coverage


L494: The explanation given from the BBC as to why F1 has been dropped has still not fully explained the reason, cost saving is obvious! But why do the BBC need to save money? Exhorbatant director wage packets and other futile spending, I expect falling viewing figures for a sport determined on self destruction has also played a part in the decision, so the blame could be laid at another greedy so called businessman's door.
Since TV licences were declared free for over 75s the government have credited the BBC with the amount that would have been collected. It amounts to around £500m a year. The chancellor has now stopped this payment so the BBC is half a billion a year down. That's quite a drop and something expensive has to go. F1, Open golf, Rugby, snooker and darts have all taken a hit. Its just a cynical political move to nobble the BBC.

mrfill

December 22, 2015 12:39 PM

MotoGP » 'Having Stoner back would be amazing'


DI43LO: Statistically, when Casey was in MotoGP, he was the best rider there when compared to everybody else in amount of fast lap times/race wins etc. Charlie Cox (Ex BBC commentator) often called him the "Winniest Rider" of the lot during his time there. Also, I hope and believe he would be quick and able to compete, based on the way he was dominating the Suzuka race until the throttle stuck open.
The mention of Charlie Cox has quite spoilt my Christmas :rolleyes:

mrfill

December 22, 2015 10:25 AM

F1 » Channel 4 to televise F1 as BBC cancels contract


Equin0x: BBC I refuse to believe Wimbledon alone is bigger than the entire F1. What's next to go? World snooker? The Olympics? I think it's a mistake BBC ditching tradtitional sports. Tbh BBC has become so irrelevant people might just soon ditch the whole TV license soon.
Not the BBCs fault. And they are hardly irrelevant. Wimbledon does not require the sending of production teams around the world for 20+ weekends. It is 2 weeks of an outside broadcast being done less than 20 miles from Broadcasting House. Snooker is going. The Olympics are shared or in the case of paralympics, not covered at all (C4 do it). Yes, the government would love to drop the licence and kill off the BBC to rid them of any critical voices but at the moment, starving them of cash will have to do.

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 21, 2015 6:49 PM

F1 » Channel 4 to televise F1 as BBC cancels contract


serious4play: I know what your saying mrfill but are you saying viewing figure has went up?? The execs at bbc would be pretty stupid to drop a program if viewing figures is up! If the sport was popular and good viewing figure it would pay for itself but in reality viewing figure are down revenue from it is down so get rid of a toxic entity.
Open golf was popular. 6 nations rugby was popular. Darts and Snooker were popular. One is now highlights only, one shared with ITV and the rest have gone. Horse racing live also disappeared. The audiences were there but the budget cut means they have to go. The F1 audience was down for sure but even at 2010 levels it stood no chance. The more useless the BBC can be, the easier it will be to flog it to Sky for a few bob. Killing off live sport will ease that.


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