Legit streaming of F1 in 2019

Legit streaming of F1 in 2019

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37chevy

3,280 posts

106 months

Saturday 9th March 2019
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Just got this email from NOW TV....doesn’t seem too bad a deal

illmonkey

12,334 posts

148 months

Saturday 9th March 2019
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I’ve just added Sky F1 for £10 on my rolling month to month contract. No new 2 year contract. The wording on the link posted previously wasn’t clear; the price is fixed at £10 a month for 2 years, it does not necessitate a new 2 year contract.

Happy chap for £120 a year, can record it all and watch when I want.

2 sMoKiN bArReLs

23,019 posts

185 months

Saturday 9th March 2019
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illmonkey said:
I’ve just added Sky F1 for £10 on my rolling month to month contract. No new 2 year contract. The wording on the link posted previously wasn’t clear; the price is fixed at £10 a month for 2 years, it does not necessitate a new 2 year contract.

Happy chap for £120 a year, can record it all and watch when I want.
Result, plus F2, GP3 & Indycar

parabolica

5,199 posts

134 months

Monday 11th March 2019
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Got an e-mail at the weekend from Now TV offering 'full coverage of the 2019 season for £195 one-off payment' but no mention if full coverage = race only, or full Friday-to-Sunday coverage. I can't find any definitive answer on their site or in the e-mail - does anyone here know?

rscott

9,704 posts

141 months

Monday 11th March 2019
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parabolica said:
Got an e-mail at the weekend from Now TV offering 'full coverage of the 2019 season for £195 one-off payment' but no mention if full coverage = race only, or full Friday-to-Sunday coverage. I can't find any definitive answer on their site or in the e-mail - does anyone here know?
It's all the Sky Sports channels all week. So find a footy mad friend and get them to split the costs/share logins wink

LordGrover

31,244 posts

162 months

Monday 11th March 2019
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Hmmm. That NOW TV offer £22 per month is a little cheaper than rejoining SKY, but still too much for me to justify.
Oh well... highlights for me, plus a select few weekend/day passes if/when things get interesting.

MissChief

5,308 posts

118 months

Tuesday 12th March 2019
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So if anyone is on the fence ATM I do have nine introduce a friend offers for Entertainment pack at £11pm for 18 months. Add on the F1 offer and that's £21pm for 18 months to watch the F1.

I also have other offers, £35 for everything except Sports or £45 for everything (Multiscreen/Sky Q Experience extra on all packages, 1TB box standard, 2Tb available at extra cost although reduced ATM to £25 one off cost. SQE is also discounted at the moment too.

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robinessex

7,950 posts

131 months

Wednesday 13th March 2019
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Haven't watched F1 since the Beeb axed it.

l354uge

1,761 posts

71 months

Wednesday 13th March 2019
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Thankyou for sharing.

TheDeuce

4,378 posts

16 months

Wednesday 13th March 2019
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robinessex said:
Haven't watched F1 since the Beeb axed it.
Out of curiosity, what bought you to this thread? Given you haven't watched the sport for several years.

Not that you shouldn't still use the forums of course!

robinessex

7,950 posts

131 months

Wednesday 13th March 2019
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TheDeuce said:
robinessex said:
Haven't watched F1 since the Beeb axed it.
Out of curiosity, what bought you to this thread? Given you haven't watched the sport for several years.

Not that you shouldn't still use the forums of course!
Just saw on the net that CH4 was only doing highlights, except for the British GP

ukaskew

5,452 posts

171 months

Wednesday 13th March 2019
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robinessex said:
Just saw on the net that CH4 was only doing highlights, except for the British GP
And are limited to only 50% of the their entire broadcast being the race itself, and are not allowed to grid walk, and are not allowed to be in the press pen.

All conditions imposed by Sky, by the way.

Stan the Bat

5,214 posts

162 months

Wednesday 13th March 2019
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ukaskew said:
robinessex said:
Just saw on the net that CH4 was only doing highlights, except for the British GP
And are limited to only 50% of the their entire broadcast being the race itself, and are not allowed to grid walk, and are not allowed to be in the press pen.

All conditions imposed by Sky, by the way.
That sounds good.

50% will give us all we need.

Grid walk and press pen are a waste of time anyway.

TheDeuce

4,378 posts

16 months

Wednesday 13th March 2019
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ukaskew said:
And are limited to only 50% of the their entire broadcast being the race itself, and are not allowed to grid walk, and are not allowed to be in the press pen.

All conditions imposed by Sky, by the way.
Wow, since watching on sky I lost track of the C4 show. So what happened to Coulthard? In fact if they can just show highlights, what happened to the entire show that user to be BBC then transitioned to C4? Is it literally just a race edit and some after the event commentary of what happened?

ukaskew

5,452 posts

171 months

Wednesday 13th March 2019
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Stan the Bat said:
That sounds good.
50% will give us all we need.
Not 50% of the race, the restriction is that only 50% of their show can be actual race highlights. So to show 90 minutes of race they need to be on air for 3 hours.

Coverage can't start for at least 3 hours after the race.

Interestingly the BBC have screened one Formula E race on BBC 2 (a fairly early morning one at that) and it pulled in half the average Sky F1 audience. That's got to be a worry for Liberty as it shows just how restricted the F1 audience now is in the UK.

Edited by ukaskew on Wednesday 13th March 22:25

TheDeuce

4,378 posts

16 months

Wednesday 13th March 2019
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ukaskew said:
Not 50% of the race, the restriction is that only 50% of their show can be actual race highlights. So to show 90 minutes of race they need to be on air for 3 hours.

Coverage can't start for at least 3 hours after the race.

Interestingly the BBC have screened one Formula E race on BBC 2 (a fairly early morning one at that) and it pulled in half the average Sky F1 audience. That's got to be a worry for Liberty as it shows just how restricted the F1 audience now is in the UK.

Edited by ukaskew on Wednesday 13th March 22:25
I'm sure they are aware that watching F1 in the UK is getting prohibitively expensive for many. But the problem is no one will pay more for the rights than sky. Liberty would probably love BBC to pay instead, but they won't.

They will only be so worried though. Globally the TV viewing figures are increasing in a very healthy way. As is attendance.

I get that the UK is in many ways the home of the sport, so this situation is a little ironic. We can make the cars and staff the teams, we just can't watch it!!

In the end, when it first moved to C4 I did give in and swapped to watching via nowTV. It's expensive but for me personally I'd rather pay than not watch. That doesn't mean I agree it's reasonable though.

ukaskew

5,452 posts

171 months

Wednesday 13th March 2019
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TheDeuce said:
I'm sure they are aware that watching F1 in the UK is getting prohibitively expensive for many. But the problem is no one will pay more for the rights than sky. Liberty would probably love BBC to pay instead, but they won't.
Sky are now the single biggest 'sponsor' of F1 so are likely to have quite a bit of power going forward. An in-paddock TV studio has been rumoured and mentioned again by the BBC today.

When the various TV contracts run out I'll bet on Sky having global rights on the F1 TV streaming platform in partnership with FOM.

TheDeuce

4,378 posts

16 months

Wednesday 13th March 2019
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ukaskew said:
Sky are now the single biggest 'sponsor' of F1 so are likely to have quite a bit of power going forward. An in-paddock TV studio has been rumoured and mentioned again by the BBC today.

When the various TV contracts run out I'll bet on Sky having global rights on the F1 TV streaming platform in partnership with FOM.
If that's their play then fair enough, business is business. I'd be mighty annoyed if they still blocked UK use of f1tv at that point though.

SFV

451 posts

217 months

Wednesday 13th March 2019
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SFV said:
I get Sky 1 as part of my Virgin tv package, which is normally an entertainment/drama channel, and I noticed they are showing the Australian qualifying and grand prix live, including build up and post race programmes. Sky 1 also broadcast several races live last season which I recorded but seemed to be random which races were shown. I haven't been able to find which races they may be showing this season. But nice that they are showing the first race. If my tv planner is correct.
According to Andrew Benson who is a BBC F1 writer, Sky 1 may show the first 4 races in order to increase their audience share. Sky may also trial showing some races on a free to air channel, with Pick being the one mentioned.

Evercross

1,264 posts

14 months

Thursday 14th March 2019
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ukaskew said:
When the various TV contracts run out I'll bet on Sky having global rights on the F1 TV streaming platform in partnership with FOM.
You do realise that Sky's new owners ComCast and F1 owners Liberty Global are rivals in the same market.

Sky only has the rights because they signed contracts with F1's previous owners.