Sky creating monopoly in the U.K?

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i am confused. so can i watch live f1 on F1TV in UK?
i am moving to UK next month, I was hoping to watch it on F1 TV
Please confirm guys
thank you

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siskue2005 wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:45 am
i am confused. so can i watch live f1 on F1TV in UK?
i am moving to UK next month, I was hoping to watch it on F1 TV
Please confirm guys
thank you
No, because of their Sky contract F1TV is not available in the UK. You can get a subscription to NOW TV which is an Internet streaming service owned by sky, however this only gives you the ability to watch live events. You will need a NOW TV box or a similar box from another provider which has a NOW TV app on it

This means if you are not at home when the race is broadcast you will miss it, as there is no option to record or watch on-demand via now tv

The race is repeated on other days, but again you will have to be home when it is broadcast, & highlights are available in the evening on race day on both channel 4 & sky1

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the EDGE wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:47 am
siskue2005 wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:45 am
i am confused. so can i watch live f1 on F1TV in UK?
i am moving to UK next month, I was hoping to watch it on F1 TV
Please confirm guys
thank you
No, because of their Sky contract F1TV is not available in the UK. You can get a subscription to NOW TV which is an Internet streaming service owned by sky, however this only gives you the ability to watch live events. You will need a NOW TV box or a similar box from another provider which has a NOW TV app on it

This means if you are not at home when the race is broadcast you will miss it, as there is no option to record or watch on-demand via now tv

The race is repeated on other days, but again you will have to be home when it is broadcast, & highlights are available in the evening on race day on both channel 4 & sky1
Ah, thank you for clearing that up

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siskue2005 wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:45 am
i am confused. so can i watch live f1 on F1TV in UK?
i am moving to UK next month, I was hoping to watch it on F1 TV
Please confirm guys
thank you
I watch F1TV from UK via a VPN because I already had an F1TV account from earlier.

From memory the free practices work without the VPN, maybe qualifying too.

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siskue2005 wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:52 am
the EDGE wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:47 am
siskue2005 wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:45 am
i am confused. so can i watch live f1 on F1TV in UK?
i am moving to UK next month, I was hoping to watch it on F1 TV
Please confirm guys
thank you
No, because of their Sky contract F1TV is not available in the UK. You can get a subscription to NOW TV which is an Internet streaming service owned by sky, however this only gives you the ability to watch live events. You will need a NOW TV box or a similar box from another provider which has a NOW TV app on it

This means if you are not at home when the race is broadcast you will miss it, as there is no option to record or watch on-demand via now tv

The race is repeated on other days, but again you will have to be home when it is broadcast, & highlights are available in the evening on race day on both channel 4 & sky1
Ah, thank you for clearing that up
Or, and yes it can be pricey unfortunately depending on the package you’ll need which has Sports added, get Sky or Virgin TV and then you can watch as normal.

Or put up with highlights on channel 4. It’s basically the same for any sport here now. Almost all behind a pay wall aside from the Olympics and football World Cup and the few other things the BBC has managed to hold on to.

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I may be one of the only ones happy with Sky then. I guess I'm lucky I love watching IndyCar, Golf, Darts. I watch occasional football. I have BT Sport too for MotoGP. And my life revolves around F1. So every session I watch live, then I get to see every F3 F2 race live as well. All worth the money I pay.
Internet, Home Phone, Sky HD (all channels but the movies), BT Sport.

All for about £83 a month.
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Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:35 pm
I may be one of the only ones happy with Sky then. I guess I'm lucky I love watching IndyCar, Golf, Darts. I watch occasional football. I have BT Sport too for MotoGP. And my life revolves around F1. So every session I watch live, then I get to see every F3 F2 race live as well. All worth the money I pay.
Internet, Home Phone, Sky HD (all channels but the movies), BT Sport.

All for about £83 a month.
If you are able to watch all of that then I can see why you'd be happy. No way my SWMBO would let me watch that much sport on TV. I get away with watching some F1 but I wouldn't pay £1000/year to watch 1.5-2 hours every fortnight.
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Just_a_fan wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:54 pm
NathanOlder wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:35 pm
I may be one of the only ones happy with Sky then. I guess I'm lucky I love watching IndyCar, Golf, Darts. I watch occasional football. I have BT Sport too for MotoGP. And my life revolves around F1. So every session I watch live, then I get to see every F3 F2 race live as well. All worth the money I pay.
Internet, Home Phone, Sky HD (all channels but the movies), BT Sport.

All for about £83 a month.
If you are able to watch all of that then I can see why you'd be happy. No way my SWMBO would let me watch that much sport on TV. I get away with watching some F1 but I wouldn't pay £1000/year to watch 1.5-2 hours every fortnight.
Yeah that makes sense. I guess I'm lucky my wife accepted me the way I am :lol:
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NathanOlder wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:03 pm
Just_a_fan wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:54 pm
NathanOlder wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:35 pm
I may be one of the only ones happy with Sky then. I guess I'm lucky I love watching IndyCar, Golf, Darts. I watch occasional football. I have BT Sport too for MotoGP. And my life revolves around F1. So every session I watch live, then I get to see every F3 F2 race live as well. All worth the money I pay.
Internet, Home Phone, Sky HD (all channels but the movies), BT Sport.

All for about £83 a month.
If you are able to watch all of that then I can see why you'd be happy. No way my SWMBO would let me watch that much sport on TV. I get away with watching some F1 but I wouldn't pay £1000/year to watch 1.5-2 hours every fortnight.
Yeah that makes sense. I guess I'm lucky my wife accepted me the way I am :lol:
She puts up with other stuff so I pick my battles. :lol:

I'd rather use my brownie points on stuff I do myself, such as game and clay shooting and having nights in the pub. Spend £1000 / year watching TV or £1000 / year towards shooting? No brainer for me, that one. :lol:

Good job we're all different though, or it'd be a dull old world. 8)
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Does Britain already have it's own monopoly laws after Brexit? It's just my guess... but I don't think the tories are going to block a plan for a Murdock monopoly.... so I don't give your letter much chance.

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adrianjordan wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:27 pm
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Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:13 pm
If C4 loses the highlights show and Sky don't come up with an on-demand offering on NowTV then unfortunately that will mean I am no longer able to watch F1 as I don't have an option to have a dish installed.
Do you know anyone with SKY f1? I use Sky go on my son's. A bottle of Jack Danials every now and again to make it worth his while
No, everyone I know either watches on C4 or Now TV (or is already using someone else's Sky Go account lol). That would also mean watching on my phone or laptop when I'd rather watch on my TV.

I don't think it will be long before F1 moves to their own streaming platform anyway tbh


They better be careful about that. This current formula is the worst in a long time; not sure how many folks would pay to see it.

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I use a VPN and then got F1TV via the app store for only £60 for the whole year. Fantastic deal if you already use a VPN for other things.
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SiLo wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:31 pm
I use a VPN and then got F1TV via the app store for only £60 for the whole year. Fantastic deal if you already use a VPN for other things.
Does f1tv offer on an on-demand service for the most recent race?

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the EDGE wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 1:49 pm
SiLo wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:31 pm
I use a VPN and then got F1TV via the app store for only £60 for the whole year. Fantastic deal if you already use a VPN for other things.
Does f1tv offer on an on-demand service for the most recent race?
I think if you don't care at all about any other sports or TV packages then this is probably your best bet. (But you will have to run the slight risk of getting caught out and losing it. I imagine most VPNs would charge 5-10 quid a month as well, though) Or you could do a Now TV pass for each weekend, although that probably works out 2-3 times more expensive across the season as a whole, but of course you get all other sports too if you're interested in them.

Watching live sport is so complicated :)

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El Scorchio wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:05 pm
the EDGE wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 1:49 pm
SiLo wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:31 pm
I use a VPN and then got F1TV via the app store for only £60 for the whole year. Fantastic deal if you already use a VPN for other things.
Does f1tv offer on an on-demand service for the most recent race?
I think if you don't care at all about any other sports or TV packages then this is probably your best bet. (But you will have to run the slight risk of getting caught out and losing it. I imagine most VPNs would charge 5-10 quid a month as well, though) Or you could do a Now TV pass for each weekend, although that probably works out 2-3 times more expensive across the season as a whole, but of course you get all other sports too if you're interested in them.

Watching live sport is so complicated :)
To be honest its not about the cost. the problem is as much as I love F1, sometimes there is something better I'd rather be doing on a Sunday afternoon and with NOW TV you either watch there and then, or not at all

Is that the same as F1TV? or can you watch the latest races anytime with an on-demand catch-up service