cant remember if ive said this before on the forum. i know Ive discussed this outside of the virtual world, if i was in charge of F1 TV rights. i make sure all races were broadcast on terrestrial TV ch4 as now, itv or bbc. but only the races because their would be a split to keep sky happy.
if your dedicated fan & can afford it. sky F1. thats where you can watch testing Practise, Qualifying, Race, F2, F3, all the classic races & in depth race analysis/interviews. with the 60mins + pre race & 90 mins post race
if your a dedicated fan & cant afford it. or just a casual fan the floating viewer. like Wimbledon, Ashes, Olympics, Snooker, World cup/Euros. Channel 4 would have qualifying highlights. & then the race live but come on 15 mins before the race & 25 mins after the race to give time for podium, pit lane post race interviews & bit of reaction of the main event of the race.
surely that way you get the 6m on terrestrial tv & 1.5m on sky sports. your getting satilatle tv money for dedicated fan & your getting casual tv fan like how we all got into it. nothing else decent on sunday lunchtime eastenders omnibus or F1 & sponsors are happy being shown to a wider audience
There’s more money being made than just through subscriptions, they’re already happy and have been for years.
F1 viewing in UK has been destroyed by pay-to-view, shit racing on shit circuits and the entire being supposed to be “the show”.
Once TV rights for pay to view get involved in any form of sport then the rights holders tend to change the sport for TV production introducing gimmicks to enhance the spectacle, wind up the audience and go for a break, charge a fortune for advertising in the break. With F1 this could cause an increase in safety car laps and the rules modified to allow for this, look at the Super Bowl time out and Indy cars adverts under the safety car, there are already signs for shorter races so is F1 going pander to TV and Liberty is a media company.
Whoever owns F1.com has had one loss this year. Now that I can no longer see the races on German TV I have cancelled my subscription to the enhanced timing screens. This means that the BBC is also down on the radio.
how many of the pandemic circuits, do we think will be carry on in 2022 & beyond. either permanently or semi permanently on rotation. i think Imola, Portimao, Turkey we might see more of in normal times