USA fans: say goodbye NBC, hello ESPN

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Re: USA fans: say goodbye NBC, hello ESPN

Post by strad » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:48 am

The pre race grid walk can be painful at times but I do miss the post race though.
Agreed.
In his interview Martin say he had to be dragged kicking and screaming into the booth. I think it still shows. Pod Cast is interesting quite honest.
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Re: USA fans: say goodbye NBC, hello ESPN

Post by notsofast » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:30 am

The primary improvement in the coverage comes from Sky having multiple people present at the track. They are in a position to tell us about things we don't see on the standard coverage. In previous years, the commentators were simply telling us what we could see with our own eyes, because they were sitting in Atlanta, watching the same TV we were all watching.

Now, if Brundle would start interviewing engineers instead of celebrities during his grid walks, that would make those grid walks a lot less painful.

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Re: USA fans: say goodbye NBC, hello ESPN

Post by Big Tea » Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:32 pm

notsofast wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:30 am
The primary improvement in the coverage comes from Sky having multiple people present at the track. They are in a position to tell us about things we don't see on the standard coverage. In previous years, the commentators were simply telling us what we could see with our own eyes, because they were sitting in Atlanta, watching the same TV we were all watching.

Now, if Brundle would start interviewing engineers instead of celebrities during his grid walks, that would make those grid walks a lot less painful.
Interviews with engineers on the grid would be very very limited. They like to play the cards close, and members of other teams watch too.
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Re: USA fans: say goodbye NBC, hello ESPN

Post by SoCalWJS » Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:07 pm

For whatever reason, FP2 didn't record this morning on whichever ESPN was supposed to show it.

Went to the ESPN/Roku channel to catch it. It's listed, but now says that it's "Not Included" with my package. What the heck?

Always was able to get everything in the past. Is ESPN trying to move F1 to ESPN+?

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Re: USA fans: say goodbye NBC, hello ESPN

Post by strad » Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:19 pm

Near as I can tell (I looked for two days before hand) they broke their promise (again) and didn't show FP2.
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Re: USA fans: say goodbye NBC, hello ESPN

Post by Zynerji » Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:53 pm

It was on the WatchESPN app live.

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Re: USA fans: say goodbye NBC, hello ESPN

Post by strad » Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:40 am

All I know is it wasn't on any of the 4 ESPNs I get. And I am not supposed to have to purchase another app to watch it.
They said every session would be broadcast live on ESPN. Not on some other app.
As I understand it we missed an exciting FP2.
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Re: USA fans: say goodbye NBC, hello ESPN

Post by Zynerji » Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:52 am

strad wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:40 am
All I know is it wasn't on any of the 4 ESPNs I get. And I am not supposed to have to purchase another app to watch it.
They said every session would be broadcast live on ESPN. Not on some other app.
As I understand it we missed an exciting FP2.
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Re: USA fans: say goodbye NBC, hello ESPN

Post by strad » Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:11 am

I watched FP2 but it was delayed.
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Re: USA fans: say goodbye NBC, hello ESPN

Post by Ringleheim » Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:55 am

strad wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:19 pm
Near as I can tell (I looked for two days before hand) they broke their promise (again) and didn't show FP2.
I have noticed that ESPN is somewhat randomly televising the various sessions of a grand prix weekend from race to race.

One thing is for sure: if you include ESPN.com and are willing to watch online, you can see ALL SESSIONS of all races at every weekend. You can't beat that with a stick.

FP1, 2, 3, Quali, pre-race, and race are all available to see every race weekend at ESPN, ESPN2, online, ESPN NEWS, or ESPN U.

Go to the ESPN website on Thursday before a race weekend and you'll see the upcoming schedule for all sessions. Sometimes they are all shown on TV, sometimes some are, etc. It varies.

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Re: USA fans: say goodbye NBC, hello ESPN

Post by strad » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:02 pm

I should not have to check each race to see where they are going to televise what. There should be consistency. Especially considering they have multiple channels they can use.
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Re: USA fans: say goodbye NBC, hello ESPN

Post by Tifosi01 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:29 pm

Consistency would be nice and an assured way to build a fan base. For me I just use the ESPN app on my Roku and watch the replays there, all sessions in one spot so that helps out.