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What F1 TV coverage do you prefer?

What F1 TV coverage do you prefer?

Poll: What F1 TV coverage do you prefer?

Total Members Polled: 329

BBC: 55%
SKY: 33%
I Like Both: 12%
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Discussion

oyster

8,135 posts

173 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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I forgot about The Chain!

No piece of music on this planet gets me quite so excited on a Saturday or Sunday lunchtime.

Laplace

917 posts

107 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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JCW said:
Lazenby/Humphries both enjoy asking questions but quickly lose interest in the answer and their attention starts to wander...

Bloody rude in my opinion.
I've lost count of the amount if times I've noticed Jake's eyes and attention wandering during an interview, it's very noticeable at times and you're right, it is bloody rude.

I've watched Sky for the most part this season with the odd flick back over to the BBC, without Brundle it might be the other way around.

Sky's coverage is improving as the team gels, Lazenby is relaxing but there's still better folk out there I think. I don't think Georgie Thompson adds anything to the presentation and it would do more good than bad if they dropped her. I dont think it's her fault as such, see just doesn't seem to have a role to fill.

London424

10,946 posts

100 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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I voted SKY. Mainly because they have all of the races live and I prefer the commentary team.

One other feature I do like is on the iPad I can use the Sky App thing to go watch an onboard cam at the same time as watching the race on the TV.

fomb

1,277 posts

136 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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London424 said:
I voted SKY. Mainly because they have all of the races live and I prefer the commentary team.

One other feature I do like is on the iPad I can use the Sky App thing to go watch an onboard cam at the same time as watching the race on the TV.
Same time? Whenever I've tried to use those things (for instance, the pit radio channel) it always seems about a minute out of sync.

farbbm

277 posts

115 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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BBC for me, I like the forum on the red button after the race.
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entropy

3,255 posts

128 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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I'd say the commentary is better on Sky but apart from Nigel Roebuck's audio tapes then Beeb's is the better all round package - owns the pre and post race.

Lazenby is a poor man's Jake - actually I think he tries too hard to replicate his style. FFS get your own style.

Georgie Thompson is just a piece of meat. Only good thing she offers is wearing a nice figure hugging outfit.

Laplace

917 posts

107 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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entropy said:
Georgie Thompson is just a piece of meat. Only good thing she offers is wearing a nice figure hugging outfit.
Hopefully not too figure hugging or you might see her cock!

tux

2,620 posts

133 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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For me personally i prefer the Sky coverage however the pre race show on SKY is too long and the content is way below the BBCs standard however they make up for that by having a good commentary team, good insight from Ant/Mcnish and showing GP2, GP3 live. The Red Button options are brilliant too. Post race is poor though, dont think ive ever watched past the podium ceremony on Sky more than 2-3 times.

Georgie was great on Sky Sports News and did a half decent job presenting on A1GP but there seems to be very little point to her being part of the F1 coverage.

mrmr96

13,736 posts

129 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Build up = BBC Better (I like Jake and David)
Commentary = Sky Better (I like Martin)

TerzoNeil

323 posts

128 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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watched the sky prior to the quali this morning

between sessions out come that stupid thingy on wall with hod it and dod it trying to explain why soso is making as mess of it

honest truth the bbc should have never given up the rights to share with these idiots

Redlake27

2,219 posts

169 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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F1 Mag had a poll recently that showed that around a third of Sky subscribers still used the BBC for live races. That's pretty poor feedback for Sky. A lot of people who are paying are still not choosing to watch...


I'm the same. It is Definitely BBC for me. I'm not keeping my Sky package into next year for a couple of reasons

1) The quantity is good, but the quality is just a bit low-rent compared to the BBC
2) I prefer the BBC commentary
3) I've realised that as F1 expands to 20 races I don't hve time to watch them all live
4) Murdoch. Phone Hacking. Kate Burley. The BBC has governance. Sky doesn't seem to.

Edited by Redlake27 on Saturday 6th October 15:01

Wh00sher

1,158 posts

143 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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An interesting poll would be to compare the current Sky coverage to ITV`s in year 1 and the BBC year 1 (after ITV).

Yeah, the BBC coverage is NOW more polished, but I`m sure if we looked back at the BBC thread when Jake started, we`d be moaning about that too. Well, it is PH, where people seem to moan about everything laugh

Marf

22,907 posts

166 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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For the live races I prefer the BBC's pre and post race coverage(really do not like Lazenby or Thompson), but usually watch Sky for the actual race as I prefer the commentary from Brundle/Croft to Coulthard/Edwards.

Mr. Potato Head

1,082 posts

144 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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No cable at my place and not allowed a Sky Dish, so for me the coverage is half-arsed. I've been unable to avoid any results when the BBC has delayed highlights, and I don't enjoy it when I know the results and the incidents that led to those results.
I gave up trying around the beginning of May, and I've discovered that I really don't care. It probably helps that I always preferred the bikes anyway.

Mojocvh

16,837 posts

187 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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No "other" option then, ah well.


Marf

22,907 posts

166 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Tiny picture is tiny.

Mr. Potato Head

1,082 posts

144 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Mojocvh said:
No "other" option then, ah well.
Streaming?

charlie926J

72 posts

66 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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m444ttb said:
I've only watched BBC highlights once or twice this year as I upgraded to Sky HD to get the whole lot live.

Sky has improved over the year as I've got used to the presenters and they have got into their roles. Damon Hill has improved (partly through the addition of Herbert to take some of the strain). I even quite like Georgie Thompson now. The commentary team is great too. While I liked Coulthard I really liked listening to the old 5Live team last year so it's great to combine the best of last BBC 2011. I can't say I miss the Top Gear-like act between EJ, DC and Jake though.
This.

Basically all the BBC had left was Jake, EJ and DC - sorry, and Lee McKenzie. I prefer Brundle's commentary and his observations to DC's. I was very happy with Crofty and Ant on R5live covering the practice sessions and Ted and Natalie in the pit lane are an excellent team. I watched the first couple of races on BBC before I managed to organise an upgrade to the HD package and I was so relieved to have the familiar voices back.

Much as I liked him, Jake is just a front man and he's really just there to link the segments. Lazenby's good enough for that. I'm not a huge Damon Hill fan, but I think I probably prefer his input to EJ's who can just be a bit too much of a clown for my preferences. I know Johnny's been the driver representative on the stewards at various races and if Damon hasn't he's been heavily involved in BRDC stuff, so there's plenty of expertise there, not just ex- and current drivers.

TheHeretic

73,668 posts

180 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Interesting about Herbert and Hill. herbert is already quite relaxed in the role, but I do wonder if it will take a bit for DH to relax into the role, as he has been in a position of politics, so to speak, for some time? It may take a bit for him to get into the mindset of just say what he thinks?

R0nin

168 posts

84 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Haven't watched the BBC since Sky have been showing F1 this year. Agree the quality isn't quite there (however during the race itself, no problems at all), but I prefer watching everything live as it unfolds. Plus, Sky got up to speed very quickly and do have strength and depth in the driver department, especially liked JV as guest contributor during the Canadian GP weekend too. I also watch FP when I can and all adds to the build up of each GP. Not sure I'd feel so immersed in F1 with the BBC offering.

I also believe that Lazenby is the weakest link. I don't miss smug Jake either and relieved he's gone to BT (not really an F1 fan are you Jake). Lazenby is awkward, unfunny, lacks any insight into F1 and as someone else put, just has no soul. Fortunately for Sky (and Damon), Johnny is a hit and has been a regular fixture ever since.

I also like the Race Centre, with the various feeds and additonal info it adds another dimension to the coverage.

Finally, with Sky Go I can watch every F1 race wherever I am on my laptop or tablet etc, another benefit of Sky coverage (in fact will be watching Jap GP live on iPad this morning & as you can see quality isn't shabby).



i think Sky is doing a good job.


Edited by R0nin on Sunday 7th October 05:42