F1 viewing ....

F1 viewing ....

24 posts
8 March 2013
xtiggerx
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xtiggerx
Hello all.

Does anyone know if this years F1 grandprix's are being shown totally on SKY F1 channel OR is BBC viewing some races like last year?.
Im a SKY subscriber but just a basic user, no interest in SKY sports(other than F1)....anyone know if 'one' can view live races without paying sky thru the nose ?.....
Any assistance will be greatfully received.
Phil
Posted 8 March 2013
Sam_Revill
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Sam_Revill
The full 2013 F1 calendar is as follows: 17 March - Australia (Melbourne) 24 March - Malaysia (Sepang) 14 April - China (Shanghai, live on BBC) 21 April - Bahrain (Sakhir) 12 May - Spain (Barcelona, live on BBC) 26 May - Monaco 9 June - Canada (Montreal, live on BBC) 30 June - Britain (Silverstone, live on BBC) 7 July - Germany (Nurburgring/Hockenheim) 28 July - Hungary (Hungaroring) 25 August - Belgium (Spa-Francorchamps, live on BBC) 8 September - Italy (Monza, live on BBC) 22 September - Singapore (Marina Bay) 6 October - Korea (Yeongam) 13 October - Japan (Suzuka, live on BBC) 27 October - India (Buddh International, live on BBC) 3 November - Abu Dhabi (Yas Marina) 17 November - United States (Austin) 24 November - Brazil (Interlagos, live on BBC)
Posted 8 March 2013
nige_nw
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nige_nw
I think if you have Sky HD you get the F1 channel - I have the movies package (which includes the HD channels) but not sports & I get the F1 Coverage


Oh and the BBC have the TV highlights for the races they don't cover live 
Posted 8 March 2013
Edited by nige_nw 8 March 2013
xtiggerx
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xtiggerx
Thanks guys...Oh glad bbc are still doing races, tried looking on bbc website and couldnt find owt.
I dont have HD and think its £10 to add it..Think ill have to get rid of internet & phone part of package so i can afford the HD & F1 part.
Anyone out there see F1 via SKY??....Anygood?..worth the extra?
Posted 8 March 2013
nige_nw
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nige_nw

re the Sky coverage:
It depends how avid you are & whether you prefer their presenters (to a degree I still prefer some of the BBC presenters).

There is loads of coverage on Sky. The pre & post shows are both long - too long perhaps. As well all practice sessions & additional shows - it is a dedicated channell afterall I haven't looked to check how the line up is this year but the main commentator last year was Martin Brundle who of course left the bbc to go when Sky got every race.

When recording the shows because they are HD and Long they EAT up disk space.

Hope this helps

Nige

Posted 8 March 2013
Edited by nige_nw 8 March 2013
cardiff_tog2005
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cardiff_tog2005
I think its worth every penny! You get all the testing and practice, qualifying and races plus a million repeats in full. Also they have a weekly F1 shows and review the days action every evening. They also show loads of old races which are better watching than the new stuff :P So you get one hell of a lot of F1 for your money. The old BBC team had better chemistry But the new guys are ok
Posted 8 March 2013
oceanova
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oceanova
nige_nw



When recording the shows because they are HD and Long they EAT up disk space.

Nige



++++ 100, I was finding my HD box needed about 30-40% spare for the whole weekends coverage.

Booked my tickets for Silverstone a few weeks back, stupidly expensive  but each year I go back
Posted 8 March 2013
davidb
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davidb
I don't have sky, freeview rules. It's good to know that I will be able to watch a few races this year. Can't wait to see what Lewis can do in a Merc.

Posted 8 March 2013
DorsetHammer
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DorsetHammer
cardiff_tog2005

I think its worth every penny! You get all the testing and practice, qualifying and races plus a million repeats in full.


+1 Last season Sky had a programme about every team taking part that was repeated several times through the season plus documentaries on indviudal drivers - they have a whole channel to fill and they are going to fill it!

The race day coverage has so much to offer you are spolit for choice, we've finally caught up with the rest of the world as far as F1 digital coverage is concerned.

BBC is good if you just want the bun but of you want the burger as well you need Sky
Posted 9 March 2013
JBC
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JBC

I'd recommend Sky's coverage, I find it totally comprehensive, miles better than what the BBC and ITV did with it.

Posted 9 March 2013
xtiggerx
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xtiggerx
Thanks for all the comments, Do you get adverts thru the F1 coverage? thats something i HATED when itv showed F1.
I long for the days when you can suscribe to a chanel and not get any adverts but still watch sport/movies/ special interest(no not babestation) and the like...If i watch a itv program for example, id most likely record it so can fast forward thru them...
I understand what guys are saying about lots and lots info & old races on sky but thats just the point, id rather watch a quality produced program featuring F1 and drivers and interviews which bbc team provide without 'filling in the time with 'repeats'....
But again thanks guys....

Ok  looks like a good season coming up, anyone have any ideas on who is going to do well this year,Im a Button fan & think Lewis is gonna get bogged down like schmacher did last year...
Posted 9 March 2013
oceanova
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oceanova
Sorry mate this will be Alonso's year, my camp mates are the Jenson Button Barmy Army so I'm on my own with Ferrari

Posted 9 March 2013
TheShinyOne
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TheShinyOne
No adverts on Sky during the race, uninterrupted coverage thank god ! very comprehensive and informative coverage, they've been showing the pre-season testing programme with input from various teams
Posted 9 March 2013
raven60
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raven60
As long as Jenson Button wins I'll be watching. Hoping McLaren lead the way for the 2013 season!
Posted 9 March 2013
8img
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8img
Very surprised with sky viewing figures for Sky F1. Spending massive amounts flying a large production team around the world but only averaging around 0.5m viewers per live race verses 4m per live race for the BBC.
Posted 10 March 2013
Edited by 8img 10 March 2013
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