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Topic: Re:Re:BBC DITCH  F1
Posted by: Huw Burford-Taylor
Date/Time: 22/12/15 12:18:00

ITV had the F1 coverage from 1997 until 2009 during which time it improved immeasurably, with background interviews pre & post race analysis and the like. The coverage in the days of Murray Walker was often appalling. No on site reporters for the fly away races, commentary done back in a studio in London from a TV feed, and race coverage ending pretty much as soon as the chequered flag fell, ITV forced the BBC to up their game significantly. However when they won the coverage back it unfortunately happened to coincide with a global recession, and with less money being available, and F1 a hugely expensive sport to cover properly they were forced to first co-share with Sky, and ultimately to give it up altogether.

I'll be interested to see how C4 do with their coverage, but have a feeling the underlying problem won't be addressed. Audiences are falling, and although Bernie will never come out & say it F1 probably needs free-to-air broadcasting more than free-to-air broadcasting needs F1. I've heard the Sky F1 coverage is very good, but I manage very well without Sky and I'm not getting it just for F1, which, I think is part of the problem, not enough people are subscribing.

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BBC DITCH  F122/12/15 09:07:00 Julian Pavey
   Re:BBC DITCH  F122/12/15 10:00:00 Adam Beamish
      Re:Re:BBC DITCH  F122/12/15 10:28:00 Julian Pavey
   Re:BBC DITCH  F122/12/15 11:43:00 Andy Pease
      Re:Re:BBC DITCH  F122/12/15 11:57:00 Adam Beamish
         Re:Re:Re:BBC DITCH  F122/12/15 12:02:00 Adam Beamish
            Re:Re:Re:Re:BBC DITCH  F122/12/15 12:08:00 Andy Pease
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:BBC DITCH  F122/12/15 12:37:00 Huw Burford-Taylor
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:BBC DITCH  F122/12/15 12:47:00 Adam Beamish
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:BBC DITCH  F122/12/15 13:05:00 Huw Burford-Taylor
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:BBC DITCH  F122/12/15 13:24:00 Adam Beamish
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:BBC DITCH  F122/12/15 13:36:00 Huw Burford-Taylor
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:BBC DITCH  F122/12/15 13:45:00 Adam Beamish
                           Re:Speedway22/12/15 16:29:00 Richard Greenhough
                              Re:Re:Speedway22/12/15 21:43:00 Joe Conneely
                                 Re:Re:Re:Speedway22/12/15 23:49:00 Julian Pavey
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Speedway23/12/15 07:22:00 Andy Pease
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Speedway23/12/15 08:53:00 Julian Pavey
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:BBC DITCH  F122/12/15 13:11:00 Andy Pease
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:BBC DITCH  F122/12/15 13:18:00 Huw Burford-Taylor
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:BBC DITCH  F122/12/15 13:39:00 Adam Beamish
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:BBC DITCH  F122/12/15 14:21:00 Huw Burford-Taylor
      Re:Re:BBC DITCH  F122/12/15 12:18:00 Huw Burford-Taylor
         Re:Re:Re:BBC DITCH  F122/12/15 12:46:00 Christopher Bell
            Re:Re:Re:Re:BBC DITCH  F122/12/15 13:56:00 Julian Pavey
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:BBC DITCH  F122/12/15 14:20:00 Julian Pavey
         Re:Re:Re:BBC DITCH  F122/12/15 16:42:00 Richard Greenhough
            Re:Re:Re:Re:BBC DITCH  F122/12/15 16:51:00 Huw Burford-Taylor
   Re:BBC Scheduling clash22/12/15 15:57:00 Richard Greenhough
      Re:Re:BBC Scheduling clash22/12/15 16:02:00 Huw Burford-Taylor
      Re:Re:BBC Scheduling clash22/12/15 16:09:00 David Fox
         Re:Re:Re:BBC Scheduling clash22/12/15 16:14:00 Huw Burford-Taylor

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