ESPN/ABC will use SKY broadcast!

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  1. vinuneuro

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    Hopefully not during the race.
     
  2. dflett

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    "We will also have 25 spotters around each grand prix to call back to race control and tell them where overtaking is about to take place.

    Just shows Liberty have no idea what they are doing....:D
     
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  4. CSM0TION

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    OMG the Bruce Buffer thing was absolutely tragic and it did make the US look like a bunch of idiots. Was that a COTA decision? I didn't see the SKY commentary but if they laughed about it I'd gain even more respect for them rather than lose any.
     
  5. GLS12

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    "It is understood that other ideas being looked at are improving the sound of engines through a new position of on-board microphones, use of music in the race broadcasts and more regular use of a highlights reel to showcase dramatic moments."

    Not sure highlight reels are all that necessary lately. Just show the first corner and any restart from safety car and that is likely to cover it!
     
  6. 67bmer

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  7. SPEEDCORE

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    SKY coverage is overrated they are biased towards Lewis and it becomes more and more painful as the season progresses.
     
  8. 05011994

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    That is unfortunate, I was kind of looking forward to some new blood, let’s see how they do.
     
  9. Chicko

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    The coverage in the US must be really really awful if most of you guys are excited about getting the SKY UK feed. SKY is dreadful. Its a Lewis Hamilton boys club. The commentator Crofty is truly unbearable ( you will see), Brundle has become dull and bitter. Ted was slightly interesting and endearing back in the BBC / ITV days, but now just gibbers nonsense half the time, the other half he just gossips about paddock rumors to his LH boys club pals. And the 3 stoodges ( Johnny Herbert, Damon Hill and the sleezy SKY presenter) are so predictably biased that you know exactly what they will say on every subject before they even say a word. Look out for Herberts lizard like tongue popping out after every sentence, it becomes almost hypnotic..
     
  10. Bas Jaski

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    Compared to whats out there, Sky is far better than what the rest can come up with. Not seen much of Channel 4 I must admit, they have Coulthard of course who is excellent. But they only broadcast some of the races...

    Brundle is as neutral as they come in my opinion, he's not just waving the Lewis flag like a loony. In fact I think he does more raving on Verstappen these days :D.
     
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  11. CSM0TION

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    A bias towards any current or previous year champion has to be expected though. Happens in all sports. Just part of the gig. Sort of like how people grew to hate Tiger because the broadcast was always talking about him.
     
  12. 05011994

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    Good news is if they are too British biased I can turn the sound off, it is not like we are missing the magical sounds of a V12 or V10, just turning out the droaning hoover sound. Alternatively I can eatch the spanish channel, those guys are full of emotion. I will still give Sky a chance.
     
  13. hairy_scotsman

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    Indeed.That was my first response when I saw that. The last thing we need is highlights taking more time away from on-track action. I can watch highlights AFTER the race.
     
  14. hairy_scotsman

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    I've watched both NBC/Speed and Sky coverage extensively. Yes, the American coverage has been dreadful. Yes, the Sky coverage is Lewis-centric, but then so was the NBC coverage. No big change there. Even with Crofty, Sky's coverage is better by leaps and bounds.
     
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    The thing about moving mics to improve the engine sound is laughable and sad at the same time. Wow will that help fans at the track? The only thing that will improve the sound of the engines is changing the f****** formula.
     
  16. TheMayor

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    I saw it. They did what they could to not laugh but did say something after like “well, it’s America” like “don’t blame us!”

    The Michael Buffer intro thing was terrible. Making F1 on the same level as WWF is embarrassing. I was embarrassed.
     
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  17. Chicko

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    Looks like these driver intros are going to done at every race this year.
     
  18. tifoso2728

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    It looks like they will actually be on ESPN2, not ESPN.
     
  19. Fell Beast

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    Has there been a word on "live broadcast" vs "on demand stream" for the races? The one thing I enjoyed about NBCSN coverage was the app allowing me to watch at anytime after the race had been completed. I don't always have the luxury of watching live. I have not seen this talked about regarding the ESPN coverage.
     
  20. Kenny94945

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    I echo post # 44.

    Yes, I liked NBCSN website where I could watch the full race at later time.

    Yet, I am unsure what cable channel ESPN will use here in San Francisco Bay Area for broadcast and if ESPN will have a website where the race could be viewed in full later.

    P.S.I have Xfininty/ Comcast cable.
     
  21. CSM0TION

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    Are they not broadcasting Friday practice?
     
  22. nsxrebel

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    Coverage in the US IS that awful. Sky F1 is leaps above anything we've ever had here.
    I also remember enjoying F1 races on BBC, ITV and maybe one other network I can't recall.
     
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    Unfortunately, the problem with ESPN is that if ANY news from any other sport comes across or a show or event is delayed, F1 will be the program cut out, just like NBC did with NASCAR. I don't always get to catch practice, qualy, and the race live so I have a feeling that will hurt me and anyone else in my shoes. Not looking forward to this at all.
     
  25. TheMayor

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    Yah I agree with you. F1 will be the bottom of the priority barrel. Look for some basketball game to into over time and we miss the first 20 laps.

    Also, look for their stupid "ticker" on the bottom of the screen to give away the race if it's delayed.
     

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