BBC TV pulls out of F1

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  1. pirateplunder

    pirateplunder Rookie

    Not surprising, but ending immediately. Guess it was an inevitable extension of its sharing with SKY.

    BBC to end Formula 1 television contract early - BBC News

    The decision has probably been made slightly easier following the last few seasons. I've always relied on the terrestrial broadcasters to give me my F1 fix, so pay to upgrade my sky or give up on the sport? Its not as clear cut as it would be a few years ago.
     
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  3. The Artist.....

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    All I can say is thank goodness it's Channel 4 who have taken on the broadcasting, as opposed to ITV.... (or Channel 5!?!) - C4 have apparently committed to showing races complete, without advert breaks...
     
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  4. gethinceri

    gethinceri "suck my balls honey" Contributor

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    No loss.
     
  5. F1Brits_90

    F1Brits_90 Race Winner

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    a few weeks ago i thought it was going to be channel 4, then was it telegraph?? who said itv had stole it from underneath the noses of channel 4 was that a diversion to stop people getting to the truth so channel 4 could seal it in secret very weird
     
  6. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

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    Well thats out of the blue. Channel 4. Random.

    Well lets hope they can do something decent with it. They do after all have a good track record for quality shows like 'Big brother' 'Come dine with me' 'Deal or no deal' and 'Embarassing bodies' :whistle:
     
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  7. pirateplunder

    pirateplunder Rookie

    Oh even better, I didn't know another terrestrial broadcaster was taking over the rights.
     
  8. ramilas1

    ramilas1 Podium Finisher

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    Maybe it's a straight swap, with BBC taking over all those C4 programmes and combining them into one show!
    "Embarassing Big Siblings Dine or Not Dine with Noel Edmonds" ROFL
     
  9. Bill Boddy

    Bill Boddy Professional layabout Premium Contributor

    No Ads during races!

    Channel 4 promises no ad breaks during F1 races
     
  10. Grizzly

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    BE said: "I am confident that Channel 4 will achieve not only how the BBC carried out the broadcast in the past but also with a new approach as the World and Formula 1 have moved on."

    Yuh, Whatever you hateful troll.
     
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  11. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    C4 did a very good job of the cricket until Sky offered the ECB more money than they could refuse. As long as they don't bring John McCririck to give us the latest odds I don't mind.
     
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  12. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

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    Being commercial the whole show will of course have a headline sponsor. So what do we think?

    F1 brought to you by Pro Plus Caffine Tablets, you'll need them!
     
  13. The Pits

    The Pits Harumph. Again. Valued Member

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    Sponsored by Comfort Vaporesse, should appeal to at least one member of the forum....

    It will be interesting to see what happens, as I am reasonably confident that they will do a good job, with being a commercial channel they will need to do enough to attract significant advertising revenue.
     
  14. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives I was never cool at school. Contributor

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    C4 did a good job on the Athletics when they had it too.

    I'm hoping this spells the end for Eddie Jordan and David Coulthard!
     
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  15. cider_and_toast

    cider_and_toast Everything in moderation Staff Member Premium Contributor

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    At least C4 won't shunt F1 around it's time schedules to avoid upsetting "Angry from Surrey" who wanted to watch Countryfile in its usual time slot. It may just be the breath of fresh air terrestrial coverage needs to help pull in some new viewers.
     
  16. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives I was never cool at school. Contributor

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    I'll still be watching Sky
     
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  17. cider_and_toast

    cider_and_toast Everything in moderation Staff Member Premium Contributor

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    Everytime I watch sport on Sky I feel dirty.
     
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  18. canis

    canis Race Winner Valued Member

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    How does this affect SKY? The Sky broadcast was done through a deal with the BBC and not with FOM direct. Has this deal carried across to C4 or are C4 taking all races themselves?
     
  19. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives I was never cool at school. Contributor

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    Sky offcially picked up the contract with Bernie last year with a deal allowing some coverage for terristial TV. So the answer is not one jot.
     
  20. canis

    canis Race Winner Valued Member

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    Thanks for small mercies, prefer the sky coverage to the BBC anyway as was less dumbed down.
     
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  21. Incubus

    Incubus Champion Elect

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    Now THAT's what I call a coincidence...

    George Osborne met Rupert Murdoch twice before imposing BBC cuts
     

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