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F*****g Sky!!!

Stationery Direct

Staff member
Sky awarded the rights to show the Grand Prix, meaning the BBC will no longer show all the races live, only a matter of time before it is no longer shown on terrestrial TV!!!...as with all good programs. But all races will be broadcast on BBC Radio 5 live...Fuck Off!


Well-Known Member
They'd better not make a total mess of it like ITV did a few years ago. I really enjoy the BBC coverage. I have Sky so not an issue as far as that goes but I used to hate having ads in the middle of races on ITV and Sky will have to pay for this somehow as I doubt it will attract that many new subscribers.
mate I know what you mean,

It really reminds me of the time when they took over the cricket aswell.

How I wish the England Vs India test matches were covered by Channel 4,
They did a fantastic job of making test cricket more appealable to the less informed,
and the banter was absolutely top draw, from the likes of richie beneat and geoffrey boycott

Sky sports Tossers
Found that out this morning, totally pissed me off now today. Sky have been trying to get the rights for F1 for years, now there in they'll just blow the BBC out of the water with a huge bid in 6-7 years time when the rights are up for negotiation again. Totally gutted, the BBC were doing a great job & this years coverage has been great.

Will only be a matter of time before the world cup, Wimbledon etc etc are all shown only on sky. I have Sky but there build up to events are OTT & cheesy and most of there commentators are crap!

Just seen this tweet from Martin Brundle "Found out last night, no idea how it will work yet I'm out of contract, will calmly work through options - Not impressed" Twitter

Full story here BBC and Sky to share F1 broadcast rights | Media | guardian.co.uk

Tony Hardy

Well-Known Member
Yeah, breaks during the F1 :( That's going to properly suck. Sky's coverage is average at best and the BBC were doing a great job. Grrrr :mad:
I always thought that the manufacturers & sponsors pretty much demanded it was on free-to-view TV?

Anyway, they’ll get it back in a few years when they compare the viewing figures of the races shown on BBC versus Sky.

PS: Sky can f*ck right off if they think they’ll be getting me as a subscriber. I’m still on analogue!
Under the current Concorde Agreement - the commercial arrangement which binds together the teams, commercial rights holders CVC and motor sport's world governing body the FIA - a clause stipulates F1 must be free to air.

Mr Ecclestone is expected to argue that the contract has not been broken because half of the races will still be screened on the BBC.
Surely Mr Ecclestone will be speaking out of his bottom then, as the clause doesn’t stipulate that it’s alright if only 50% is show on free to air? The sooner the evil midget is banged up for bribery the better.
Fair point!

On a side note, had an iMac in my kitchen this weekend and was watching telly via the iPlayer live service. Makes me wonder whether to bother with digital/cable/sky at all.

Edit: Forgetting about the F1 obviously.