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Re: The Official F1 2015 Thread - 29th Nov- Abu Dhabi

Posted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:58 pm
by captain red dog
That's the death knell for terrestrial TV coverage of F1 in my opinion.

Re: The Official F1 2015 Thread - 29th Nov- Abu Dhabi

Posted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:09 pm
by floydfreak
Gobble Gobble wrote:I'll be amazed if F1 isn't in the toilet within 10 years


its been in the toilet for sometime to be fair

Re: The Official F1 2015 Thread - 29th Nov- Abu Dhabi

Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 1:08 am
by bear
Gobble Gobble wrote:I'll be amazed if F1 isn't in the toilet within 10 years

You never know, Bernie might be dead by then.

Or the teams might just pull their heads out of their ass and go form a new competition that's owned by the teams.

Re: The Official F1 2015 Thread - 29th Nov- Abu Dhabi

Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:24 am
by captain red dog
BBC have confirmed they are dropping it. Ch4 have picked it up! :lol:

F1 is in the toilet in the UK already it seems. Lewis Hamilton finished well down the Sports Personality rankings despite the strongest year from a British driver since 1992.

I'd be amazed if Sky pay the same as they did for it in 2012 the next time the rights are renewed. I can't see many options for the FIA as BT sport likely won't have the reach to satisfy the sponsors.

Re: The Official F1 2015 Thread - 29th Nov- Abu Dhabi

Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:29 am
by TV Dinner
Channel 4 won't be showing any adverts during live races which is a pleasant surprise.

Re: The Official F1 2015 Thread - 29th Nov- Abu Dhabi

Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:34 am
by Coreopsis
Thank strawberry float for that. It's a dealbreaker for me, no way I'm going back to the dark years of ITV missing all the crucial moments in races. I'd rather not watch it all tbh if that were the case again. (Although lately there don't seem to be as many crucial moments in races..)

I guess CH4 knew it as well.

Re: The Official F1 2015 Thread - 29th Nov- Abu Dhabi

Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:38 am
by Kanbei
Fact that Channel 4 won't be doing adverts is without doubt a positive. Just hope the rest of their coverage stands up.

Re: The Official F1 2015 Thread - 29th Nov- Abu Dhabi

Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 12:41 pm
by SugarCubes
The coverage is being done by Whisper Films (ex BBC Sports people) owned by Jake Humphrey and David Coulthard.

Re: The Official F1 2015 Thread - 29th Nov- Abu Dhabi

Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 1:35 pm
by Return_of_the_STAR
I take it ch4 have picked up the same contract that bbc had? So they will show a mixture of live and highlights.

Re: The Official F1 2015 Thread - 29th Nov- Abu Dhabi

Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 2:43 pm
by captain red dog
Return_of_the_STAR wrote:I take it ch4 have picked up the same contract that bbc had? So they will show a mixture of live and highlights.

Yup I think it's 11 live races and all highlights. Oh and no ads.

So not bad for terrestrial only viewers but the writing is on the wall unless Sky decide F1 isn't worth the money, which is quite possible if the spectacle doesn't dramatically improve.

Re: The Official F1 2015 Thread - 29th Nov- Abu Dhabi

Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 4:14 pm
by Jam-Master Jay
Much preferable to ITV getting the rights.

Re: The Official F1 2015 Thread - 29th Nov- Abu Dhabi

Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 5:18 pm
by Captain Kinopio
I don't love ITV but it's not like C4 have good sports coverage pedigree. Some of their stuff has been woeful. That said if it's a production company Coulthard and Humphrey are involved with that's reassuring.

Re: The Official F1 2015 Thread - 29th Nov- Abu Dhabi

Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 9:08 am
by Mini E
Gobble Gobble wrote:I don't love ITV but it's not like C4 have good sports coverage pedigree. Some of their stuff has been woeful. That said if it's a production company Coulthard and Humphrey are involved with that's reassuring.


To be fair, they used to be good with the live cricket, but that is a decade ago now.

Re: The Official F1 2015 Thread - 29th Nov- Abu Dhabi

Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 9:18 am
by Harry Ellis
Have C4 picked up all the races or just some? If the latter then I will continue not watching.

Re: The Official F1 2015 Thread - 29th Nov- Abu Dhabi

Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 9:34 am
by captain red dog
Harry Ellis wrote:Have C4 picked up all the races or just some? If the latter then I will continue not watching.

All races covered by highlights and 10 full races shown live without adverts. So the same deal as BBC had.

CH4 are part funded by the licence fee aren't they, so I imagine this isn't really the great saving BBC are claiming.

Re: The Official F1 2015 Thread - 29th Nov- Abu Dhabi

Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 9:40 am
by Harry Ellis
captain red dog wrote:
Harry Ellis wrote:Have C4 picked up all the races or just some? If the latter then I will continue not watching.

All races covered by highlights and 10 full races shown live without adverts. So the same deal as BBC had.

CH4 are part funded by the licence fee aren't they, so I imagine this isn't really the great saving BBC are claiming.

Thanks CRD. Ultimately I am a full race or no dice kinda guy.

Re: The Official F1 2015 Thread - 29th Nov- Abu Dhabi

Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 10:28 am
by TV Dinner
captain red dog wrote:
Harry Ellis wrote:Have C4 picked up all the races or just some? If the latter then I will continue not watching.



CH4 are part funded by the licence fee aren't they, so I imagine this isn't really the great saving BBC are claiming.

Especially if the BBC have to pay a penalty fee for cancelling the contract early.

Re: The Official F1 2015 Thread - 29th Nov- Abu Dhabi

Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 11:53 am
by Peter Crisp
They can use the money saved to buy the new Star Trek series.

Re: The Official F1 2015 Thread - 29th Nov- Abu Dhabi

Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 8:24 pm
by floydfreak

Re: The Official F1 2015 Thread - 29th Nov- Abu Dhabi

Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 10:37 pm
by Advent7
:lol:

I feel like the whole sport could do with taking a year out to get its gooseberry fool together.