F1 on Channel 4

F1 on Channel 4

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TheDeuce

14,933 posts

46 months

Tuesday 31st May
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SoulGlo said:
Agreed.

Best thing I did was cancel my complete Sky contract at the start of the year.

I got the VPN (Nord) on a two year deal and then subscribed to F1TV pro for less a tenner a month I think.
I think it was actually something like £60-70 for the year when I paid through google play store. Incredible value.

And yes, sacking off Sky felt good when I did that too smile

TheDeuce

14,933 posts

46 months

Tuesday 31st May
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CABC said:
what's the F1TV commentary like?
You can choose the Sky commentary, Brundle, Croft etc, exactly as you hear on the Sky broadcast.. Or you instead listen to F1's own English feed, which is far less OTT and more focussed on the technical nature of the sport and events on track.


CABC

4,849 posts

81 months

Tuesday 31st May
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TheDeuce said:
You can choose the Sky commentary, Brundle, Croft etc, exactly as you hear on the Sky broadcast.. Or you instead listen to F1's own English feed, which is far less OTT and more focussed on the technical nature of the sport and events on track.
interesting.
yes the commentators are often annoying, but I do value the ex-driver viewpoints of Brundle/Coultard/Palmer.
Jolyon Palmer in the ear and the F1 visual feed could be a good balance.

Chrisgr31

12,726 posts

235 months

Wednesday 1st June
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Mr Pointy said:
Evercross said:
TheDeuce said:
The answer you're all looking for is to view every session live, in full and instant repeat on F1TV pro.
yes

...and it won't be long before F1TV will be renewing its contract for an English language TV production company to supply that part of its feed.

Two contenders......

Sky (who are making it work because they have exclusive live rights in UK....ooops)

Whisper (who are delivering a product to a standard on a budget against the odds producing an appalling product which should be called Red Bull TV).
Fixed that for you.
There is nothing wrong with the Channel 4 product - it certainly is not appalling and frequently is brilliant - not that I have seen Sky to compare it too.

808 Estate

1,568 posts

71 months

Sunday 3rd July
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Is it just me, or is the Ch4 website slower than a 3 legged tortoise?

rider73

2,432 posts

57 months

Sunday 3rd July
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I find c4 pre amble so dull and feeling fake plus the trillion ads before the lights makes me only switch on 1 min before the start...

Welshbeef

49,633 posts

178 months

Sunday 3rd July
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I’ve loved F1 coverage on Sky.

It’s fantastic & for a F1 fan given all the practice sessions quali race press conf previous races all the 911 RSR racer the F2/3.

It really does seem to be a no brainer.

PhilAsia

1,340 posts

55 months

Monday 4th July
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I watched it a little today and found the posturing of the crowd in the background, pretending not to realise the camera presence and those knowingly actively, and gormlessly, staring at the camera hilarious.

Simes205

4,223 posts

208 months

Monday 4th July
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I opted to watch it live on C4 yesterday rather than my normal sky. I don’t bother with the huge build up or aftermath.
Grid walk was brilliant and Coulthard and Weber were fab in the com box.
A nice change.

bigwheel

1,562 posts

194 months

Monday 4th July
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Tap for video.

blueST

3,820 posts

196 months

Saturday 9th July
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Anyone know what’s going on, I sat down at 18:30 to watch qualifying on 4+1, but all I see is some property programme. Planner says it should on now.

Milkyway

4,667 posts

33 months

Saturday 9th July
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blueST said:
Anyone know what’s going on, I sat down at 18:30 to watch qualifying on 4+1, but all I see is some property programme. Planner says it should on now.
18:30 - 20:00 on CHANNEL 4... watching it now.
( Programme announcer did mention about some incorrect listings though).


Edited by Milkyway on Saturday 9th July 18:59

blueST

3,820 posts

196 months

Saturday 9th July
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Was it delayed? Freesat planner says it was on 4hd at 17:30 to 19:00

Milkyway

4,667 posts

33 months

Saturday 9th July
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blueST said:
Was it delayed? Freesat planner says it was on 4hd at 17:30 to 19:00
FREEVIEW : Shown as 18:30 - 20:00 since yesterday, when I first checked.
( Looks like someone screwed up) irked


Edited by Milkyway on Saturday 9th July 19:05

blueST

3,820 posts

196 months

Saturday 9th July
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Milkyway said:
blueST said:
Was it delayed? Freesat planner says it was on 4hd at 17:30 to 19:00
FREEVIEW : Shown as 18:30 since yesterday, when I first checked.
Cock up on Freesat then.

Milkyway

4,667 posts

33 months

Saturday 9th July
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blueST said:
Milkyway said:
blueST said:
Was it delayed? Freesat planner says it was on 4hd at 17:30 to 19:00
FREEVIEW : Shown as 18:30 since yesterday, when I first checked.
Cock up on Freesat then.
Just checked Freesat listing.... totally wrong.
Got ‘ Treasures of Rome’ listed... not even on C4 tonight. banghead
( Sack the juggler... as we used to say)


Edited by Milkyway on Saturday 9th July 19:25

Milkyway

4,667 posts

33 months

Saturday 9th July
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Christian Horner on Lewis Hamilton... “an eight times World Champion”.
( And nobody corrected him)

cuprabob

11,538 posts

194 months

Saturday 9th July
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Milkyway said:
Christian Horner on Lewis Hamilton... “an eight times World Champion”.
( And nobody corrected him)
Sorry, but you misunderstood.

It wasn't in relation to Lewis, they were discussing the Mercedes team, who are indeed eight times World Champions as they won the constructors last year.

Milkyway

4,667 posts

33 months

Saturday 9th July
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cuprabob said:
Milkyway said:
Christian Horner on Lewis Hamilton... “an eight times World Champion”.
( And nobody corrected him)
Sorry, but you misunderstood.

It wasn't in relation to Lewis, they were discussing the Mercedes team, who are indeed eight times World Champions as they won the constructors last year.
thumbup Cheers, that crossed my mind but I forgot to include last years CT.
( So used to them doing the double).

garyhun

33,104 posts

208 months

Sunday 10th July
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Billy monger has developed into a very good pundit. Prefer him to DC for his insight.