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Author Topic: BBC May Drop F1  (Read 5869 times)

Offline Dare

Re: BBC May Drop F1
« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2011, 09:54:39 PM »
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    Offline John S

    Re: BBC May Drop F1
    « Reply #16 on: March 14, 2011, 10:19:47 PM »
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  • The BBC has a signed contract until 2014 and I can't see Bernie letting them walk away without a big penalty, so I guess it's safe til then at least. ITV chucked the towel in a year early on their deal, at the end of 08, so sorry Jeri no chance of a return to terrestial commercial TV.  :yahoo:
     
    This seems more of the same nonsense the Beeb was involved in last year, they were peeved about the settlement they got on the licence fee and the extra things they have been forced to take on. They said they were closing, amongst other things, 6 Music a digital radio channel for alternative & world music, however a large public backlash made them change course about 6. If we want to keep F1 on the Beeb the real answer is to make loads of noise and create such public protest that they will be unable to avoid negotiating a renewal for GPs; - Tennis can take care of itself.  :P

      
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    Offline Alianora La Canta

    Re: BBC May Drop F1
    « Reply #17 on: March 14, 2011, 10:21:21 PM »
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  • I also find that very selfish Jeri, it is us Brit's who pay the licence fee and I will be gutted if it goes commercial again, even worse would be scumbag sky. BBC has the best coverage of F1 by far and if you are receiving it for free you can't complain.

    By the sound of it, the BBC may be coming up with a compromise that can help. I've heard it's gradually going to start implementing pay iPlayer for non-British audiences as a revenue-generating item. It'll probably be a long time before F1 can be included in the options, but it would help resolve this kind of thing.
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    Offline Alianora La Canta

    Re: BBC May Drop F1
    « Reply #18 on: March 14, 2011, 10:27:06 PM »
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  • The possibility of no F1 or tennis on BBC?  I might as well give up on terrestrial TV now without either of them on it  :'(  Bad enough that WRC is on EPSN which means I would have to pay extra on top of the Sky TV subscription (I refuse however to pay that fee, so WRC is now just text based for me).

    Due to the sheer cost of F1 (and the resulting unlikelihood of any other station wanting to pick up the tab without considerable planning), it's probably safe until 2014. However, Bernie had better be prepared to drop his demands if he expects the BBC to keep paying, especially since the BBC does things such as cross-programme promotion and sophisticated red button stuff that ITV won't do and the other British channels can't.

    Tennis, as far as I can see, isn't going to be dropped by the BBC. However, it might be shared with another channel.

    Interestingly, football is not under threat.
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    Offline John S

    Re: BBC May Drop F1
    « Reply #19 on: March 14, 2011, 10:35:27 PM »
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  • Interestingly, football is not under threat.

    That's cos it's only really highlights of matches, purchased cut price from SKY to help stop the regulators unpicking the lucrative near monopoly Premiership deals.

     
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    Offline Ian

    Re: BBC May Drop F1
    « Reply #20 on: March 14, 2011, 10:39:03 PM »
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  • At least we got the 6 Nations on BBC.  :yahoo:
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    Offline Jericoke

    Re: BBC May Drop F1
    « Reply #21 on: March 14, 2011, 11:04:06 PM »
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  • I also find that very selfish Jeri, it is us Brit's who pay the licence fee and I will be gutted if it goes commercial again, even worse would be scumbag sky. BBC has the best coverage of F1 by far and if you are receiving it for free you can't complain.

    I don't get it for free.  My cable bill is quite staggering really.  AND I get to have my coverage interrupted for commercial breaks.

    You get F1 just for the cost of owning a TV.   :tease:

    Honestly, the ideal situation (for me) would be for a Canadian produced F1 broadcast.  The Canadian GP used to be produced by the CBC, and Brian Williams would call the race along side Murray Walker.  Even had Greg Moore sit in the booth for a few minutes one day. 

    (If he had lived... I'm sure we'd have a much stronger Canadian presence in F1 these days.)

    Offline Ian

    Re: BBC May Drop F1
    « Reply #22 on: March 14, 2011, 11:11:59 PM »
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  • Not just the cost of a tv Jeri, the licence fee to receive tv is 145.50.  :P
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    Offline John S

    Re: BBC May Drop F1
    « Reply #23 on: March 14, 2011, 11:57:05 PM »
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  • Not just the cost of a tv Jeri, the licence fee to receive tv is 145.50.  :P

    Yeah and you have to pay that even if you only ever watch commercial or satellite/cable TV. >:D 
    So everyone in Britain pays for the BBC whether they watch it or not, it's just tax under a different name;  >:( National Insurance is similarily misnamed too.  :sick: 

     
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    Offline Alianora La Canta

    Re: BBC May Drop F1
    « Reply #24 on: March 15, 2011, 12:45:04 AM »
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  • You don't have to pay it if you only watch iPlayer or similar non-live services. Provided you are content to wait an hour or two for everything, you really can watch TV for the price of a TV, or a computer and broadband connection (many of us have fast enough connections to manage that).
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    Offline PG_Gabriel

    Re: BBC May Drop F1
    « Reply #25 on: March 15, 2011, 01:56:36 AM »
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  • The possibility of no F1 or tennis on BBC?  I might as well give up on terrestrial TV now without either of them on it  :'(  Bad enough that WRC is on EPSN which means I would have to pay extra on top of the Sky TV subscription (I refuse however to pay that fee, so WRC is now just text based for me).

    WRC on ESPN? in the states? I have found it on HD net, or some obscure channel like that, but i would love if it was on ESPN!

    I have never seen the BBC's coverage, but personally i love the guys on speed, they know what they are talking about and they are entertaining!

    Offline Andy B

    Re: BBC May Drop F1
    « Reply #26 on: March 15, 2011, 07:32:23 AM »
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  • I really do not think this will happen for a start they are contracted till 2014 and anything can happen by then but more so it is not just the British licence payer that foots the bill all F1 watched abroad supplied by the BBC has to be paid for so the numbers watching F1 curtsey of Aunty Beeb pays one way or the other. How many countries are paying for the Beeb to stream coverage to them?
    Here in New Zealand we have BBC coverage and commentary including the practice days its supplied on Sky NZ and I pay for via Sky Sports HD NZ. :yahoo:
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    Re: BBC May Drop F1
    « Reply #27 on: March 15, 2011, 08:21:12 AM »
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  • Sorry PG, I meant ESPN UK which is different to the one you get in the states.

    Offline Ian

    Re: BBC May Drop F1
    « Reply #28 on: March 15, 2011, 09:40:43 AM »
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  • Ali, If you have any means of receiving tv you have to have a tv licence, thats why you have to have one for your computer.

    http://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/check-if-you-need-one/
    « Last Edit: March 15, 2011, 09:43:02 AM by Ian »
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    Offline Scott

    Re: BBC May Drop F1
    « Reply #29 on: March 15, 2011, 09:49:54 AM »
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  • After looking at that, it does seem a bit stupid that they have it as a user fee instead of just building it into everyone's taxes.  After all, it basically applies to everyone from about 16yrs onwards on all of Britain. In fact I bet they probably lose more on the honour system it works on now than if they build it in.
     :fool: :fool:

    Seems to me that you should just pay for the b&w license and if the tv police come calling, turn your tv to greyscale and tell them you're colour blind.
    « Last Edit: March 15, 2011, 09:53:34 AM by F1 Scott »
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