Diesel wrote:I can absolutely understand Brundle's anger towards the BBC, since ultimately it was them that sold F1 to Sky, they opened the door for Sky. Normally other free to air channels would have been allowed to bid on the coverage for F1, but what the BBC decided to do was make a deal behind closed doors excluding any other broadcaster.
That's what angers me most about all of this. I hate the BBC for selling F1, and in part wish they had never been given the coverage. But I also hate Sky for their extortionate pricing. I had recently left Sky TV shortly before the announcement was made, so it was a bit of a kick in the gut to find out.
lebesset wrote:the chairman of the BBC is part of the Conservative party , former minister ; his job is to look after viewers interests ; as soon as he is appointed he does this deal ; what a joke
lebesset wrote:I understand that Sky germany is dropping F1 next year , doesn't pull in enough subscribers ...most watch on RTL for nothing [ with ad's ], which is why I invested £50 to watch RTL satellite transmissions on Astra 19.2 , together with radio5 live from BBC radio will be as good as we had from ITV except for the last 3 years
In the first major unveiling for the 2012 campaign, Sky Sports have revealed their team of pundits, presenters and commentators to broadcast every session from all the season's races next year.
In an eagerly-awaited announcement, the station has confirmed that the hugely popular David Croft will join forces with Martin Brundle in the commentary box for each of the 2012's races, with Brundle on air during every day of each grand prix, dividing his time between paddock, pitlane and commentary box. The flexibility means that former F1 driver Anthony Davidson will be reunited with Croft for commentary duties for each of the weekend's practice sessions.
"In Martin Brundle we have the outstanding F1 broadcaster - on the track and in broadcasting, he's proved it time and again," commented Sky Sports Executive Producer Martin Turner.
"Working alongside him, David Croft is a passionate, experienced commentator and Anthony Davidson can bring great technical knowledge to live practice sessions."
In support, both Natalie Pinkham and Ted Kravitz will scour the pitlane in search of the inside scoop on what's occurring, with Kravitz also co-presenting the magazine show that Sky Sports have also announced will be part of their package.
Ted's co-presenter on the magazine show will be Georgie Thompson, a familiar face to viewers of Sky Sports News, while another familiar face to Sky Sports viewers, Simon Lazenby, will host each grand prix weekend.
And last, but by no means least, broadcasting veteran Steve Rider will stage a series of big interviews with racing legends of the past and present for Sky Sports.
"Ted Kravitz has huge knowledge of the pitlane and paddock and he and Natalie Pinkham will get the information and access our viewers need," added Turner.
"And guiding us through the coverage we have the experience of Simon Lazenby and Georgie Thompson. Each has hosted major sports events, from the British Lions to the Ryder Cup - they have trust and respect."
richard_leeds wrote:Your culprit is likely to be Bernie. He gleefully bribed the teams with a share of the spoils, he allowed the BBC to back out of the original deal and he signed the new deal with Sky. As we all know, Bernie always goes for maximum return and will happily exploit any hint of a deal becoming void to suit his his own self interest. (Austin and Donnington are prime examples)
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