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DB8

December 03, 2014 9:13 AM
Last Edited 21 days ago

MotoGP » MotoGP pay TV 'something we must face'


@shamarone - This isn't a debate about the morals of right or wrong for paying for TV. Some people just dont want to pay for stuff. Those people should know that you get what you pay for. So I agree with a lot of your points The real debate however is whether it is a right or wrong BUSINESS decision to move more towards pay per view subscription because it is a fact that your viewing figures will tumble. Therefore, do they make more money, ergo securing the future of the sport, through "free" tv, or subscription based viewing. I dont know the exact figures regarding Moto GP's / Dorna's finances, so I cant make a proper decision. Dedicated fans will be happy to pay a relatively small amount. The masses wont. Its therefore a business decision as to what is the best direction, not a moral one.

DB8

December 02, 2014 9:12 AM

MotoGP » MotoGP pay TV 'something we must face'


Popularity in the UK and Ireland has plummeted, apart from the hardcore fans. BBC coverage was good, but they didn't push the sport enough. The only way I can watch it now is on Motogp.com subscription, which I don't mind, but it aint going to attract the masses. Therefore, the teams and riders are losing out on sponsorship revenue, while Dorna sucks up the pay per view TV revenue

DB8

December 02, 2014 10:16 AM

MotoGP » MotoGP pay TV 'something we must face'


RSMick: BBC isn't free and neither is Eurosport. €105 I have paid for multi-screen next year on motogp.com and you get a lot more than just the races, all off season is included as well.
Same as me, and I'm happy to pay, but how are you going to attract new fans, if they dont have easier access to the sport? Do you expect people to pay before they have ever watched a race?

DB8

December 02, 2014 12:46 PM

MotoGP » MotoGP pay TV 'something we must face'


mrfill:
DB8:
RSMick: BBC isn't free and neither is Eurosport. €105 I have paid for multi-screen next year on motogp.com and you get a lot more than just the races, all off season is included as well.
Same as me, and I'm happy to pay, but how are you going to attract new fans, if they dont have easier access to the sport? Do you expect people to pay before they have ever watched a race?
All I see on the site is an offer of 34.95€ for multiscreen up to March 2015. There is no offer of a years subscription. Am I looking in the wrong place?
Probably just cos its off season. I think the annual pass is available from Feb / March onwards, although mine just renewed for the year automatically a few weeks ago.

DB8

November 18, 2014 8:36 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: You have to forget past MotoGP victories


RFS131: I think many of the anti-Rossi brigade around here are afraid to accept that maybe, just maybe the current electronics laden factory machines (2001-present) have played a helping hand in the success of the pilots. We all know Rossi can win with or without them but we can't ever say that about Pedrosa, Stoner, Lorenzo, Marquez, etc. So rather than question the talent of these other riders (esp if you're a diehard fan of one) it's easier to say the electronics don't make a difference to the results and that the same riders would be winning races regardless...I'm not so sure about that.
This is where u are confused. There aren't that many anti Rossi people. There are lots of anti Rossi fan boy people though. Rightfully so considering the garbage people like u post

DB8

November 18, 2014 8:11 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: You have to forget past MotoGP victories


RFS131: @db8 And furthermore..do you really think Stoner was the only rider who could have won a championship on the 07 Ducati? Only a Stoner fanboy would entertain such nonsense. That bike would've been a winner in the hands of Rossi for sure, and probably a couple of others as well. We all saw what Capi and even Bayliss had managed the year before.
Mate, I'm a Rossi fan. Official fan club member and all that nonsense. I just deal in reality though. you're the fan boy (or a troll) and its people like u who give Rossi fans a bad name.

DB8

November 18, 2014 3:40 PM
Last Edited 34 days ago

MotoGP » Rossi: You have to forget past MotoGP victories


RFS131:
DB8: The Ducati years taught him the humilty
I believe Rossi learned more humility from his first year back with Yamaha(a proven competitive bike) than anything else. Let's face it, nobody else was competitive on the Ducati so why would he be that bothered by the lackluster results?
Stoner was competitive on the Ducati. Once Rossi realised how much better Stoner was on the Ducati than he would ever be (which he realised within 10 minutes), I bet that humility creeped in, and has been hard to shake off ever since. And yes, last year you could REALLY see how it had affected his confidence. However, all credit to him. Takes some balls to come back in the style he did this year, and he wouldn't have felt the need to up his game without that humilty.


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