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    It wont be long til my TV license goes in the bin. Gutted about this news!

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    Says in the article that sky will show every race along with BBC showing half, so if you have Sky Sports you will be able to see all races

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    Just seen this comment interesting...

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    Are the BBC allowed to sell on their rights to other broadcasters? I guess CVC have allowed the to cut their fee and for sky to make up the difference but there is no news saying what the deal is.
    I have now un-subscribed from all the F1 news feeds to begin weaning my self of F1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dayzd View Post
    Well that's just peachy, isn't it?

    Let's have a look at that quote shall we? (In an uninformed, angrily off the cuff kind of way, of course...)


    It's not really though, is it. It's lodging part-time with the Beeb.


    A fact that I bet Sky love. Lets nick all the viewers that are hooked and make 'em pay for it!


    Not quite 'all' the action though, is it? Highlights are not the same as watching the full race. You don't get the atmosphere, the development of the race - the tension and excitement are lost when edited.


    I'm pretty disappointed with this announcement. I can see why it's been agreed (costs and what have you), but it's going to reduce the amount of access and enjoyment I can get from F1. Personally, if I had access to Sky Sports, all I'd watch is the F1. If there's only one race in a given month (rare, but it happens), I'd be paying a lot to see that race and that's money I can't afford.

    But then, if the BBC can't afford the F1, how can I expect to?
    I must agree... it to me has been the best thing with F1 - Ratings and popularity for F1 has gone through the roof which is why Sky have got their dirty paws involved. BBC have done a fantastic job with F1 and I will miss it.

    Will I get sky? not sure, I planned on getting Sky when I had moved out but I dont like the idea of paying for it. Will it lose ratings as a result of Sky getting involved - Most likely. Will sky though get some more customers - Most likely...
    Sky will most likely get some pretty boys and a few blondes (sorry to say it) who hate sports, hate F1 and lack personality to commentate.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by russdev View Post
    Just seen this comment interesting...

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    What does it say?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AyatollahPies View Post
    What does it say?

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    From Martin Brundle:
    BBC/Sky/F1 2012+. Found out last night, no idea how it will work yet I'm out of contract, will calmly work through options Not impressed

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarrenM View Post
    Are the BBC allowed to sell on their rights to other broadcasters?
    There's been rumblings for months about the BBC not paying to cover F1 next year as their contract was up for renewal and they wanted to ditch it to save money.

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    I am sure we can watch antique roadshow every day instead, not forgetting eastenders.

    F1 was pretty much all I watch on the TV, BBC Iplayer/ITV Player I used often. I guess when it comes to a TV license when I move out - I wont be getting it.

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    Maybe if the BBC didn't pi55 so much money up the wall on paying so called entertainers millions of pounds in wages it could have actually afforded it. We are stuck with shows about cooking & houses along with the other collection of tripe it churns out.

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    I just fired off a tweet to Jake Humphrey, Lee McKenzie and Martin Brundle suggesting they ask the drivers what they think of the move. Most drivers enjoy driving for the entertainment of the fans (as well as the huge wads of cash they get). I think this decision is possibly the worst decision made in history. F1 will lose a boat load of fans because of this. I just wonder if the likes of Bernie Ecclestone care or whether he's just in it for the money because he's always said that he tries to get the best deals for the fans and drivers.

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    The problem is that we can't have it both ways - on one side the BBC have the government and the people saying 'stop spending so much money, that isn't what the BBC is for', and on the other side we have a subset of TV viewers (yes, it is a subset) who want to watch F1.

    The BBC has basically been told to slim down and not expect funding increases. What are they supposed to do, other than look at the cost of various events they are involved in?

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    Get rid of crap tv and over paid actors - wipe out eastenders and they will save enough money to pay for the F1

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    What are they supposed to do, other than look at the cost of various events they are involved in?
    They could look at some of the other tripe they show and fund, rather than something that brings in millions of viewers each episode/show. How's about axing BBC4? I still have no idea what that channel does as it's never got anything on worth showing> Why not combine BBC3 and BBC4 into one channel and have it air all day?

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    +1 to both of the above!



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