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Sky get sticky paws on F1

Infinity
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Re: Sky get sticky paws on F1

I actually prefer just the highlights these days.
Steve
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Just a matter of time wasn't It, I will never buy Sky, Not ever and I'm really disappointed, It was the only sport left on free to view that I am Interested In. Not a happy chappy Is putting It mildly, Still It will be replaced with re-runs of last of the summer wine probably or some other trash! Sad
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Re: Sky get sticky paws on F1

One sport that has stayed on BBC in the Wimbledon Championships.  The All England Club has been offered a lot more money by other broadcasters but refused it because they feel the BBC gives better coverage.
randpwar
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The difference (of course) is that Wimbledon is one tournament as you say run by the AEC who make a contribution to the LTA whereas the ECB took the money from Sky to fund the County game (that of course feeds Test Cricket) and also to fund ‘grass roots’ cricket. I think the AEC will continue to show Wimbledon on LTA TV because of the massive exposure it allows
randpwar
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Sorry to 'double post' but meant to say that I reckon the ECB will continue to take Sky's money  Sad
itsme
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Re: Sky get sticky paws on F1

AEC, LTA, ECB,TV,BBC?
randpwar
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AEC = All England Club
LTA  = Lawn Tennis Association
ECB = England Cricket Board (Think it’s actually EWCB = England and Wales Cricket Board)

Sorry……that was very lazy of me  Embarrassed
gswindale
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Re: Sky get sticky paws on F1

I've got sky (it was the cheapest way to get any tv in Bracknell!)
I've not got the sports channels as watching 2 days out of 5 every few weeks for a few months (and now 2 1/2 hours every month) is just not worth it.
Why couldn't, Eurosport, for instance done some sort of deal with Auntie?
At least the races the British Public can watch won't have adverts.
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We have Sky - with the sports channels, because it's the only way to see any decent rugby , other than the internationals.  If you want to follow rugby of any description and see it on TV, then you've got to have Sky Sport. A pity maybe, but there it is.
John
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Quote from: geofftswin
I've got sky (it was the cheapest way to get any tv in Bracknell!)

What's wrong with FreeSat?
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Nothing  Smiley
Just seen that Sky won't be stopping races to show adverts http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/93461
The price of sports package made me wince  Huh
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Adverts really get in the way in sport.  They make me lose my concentration.  My favourite sport is tennis and it's not designed for adverts.
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@artmo for someone that follow tennis you should know that it has been designed for adverts. At one time play was continuous even when changing ends it was the USA that introduced a break when changing ends so adverts could be run.
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I remember that after cricket had been shown only on Sky for a little time that some of the children just getting into watching the sport didn’t know that the players changed ends at the end of each over because an advert was shown each time  Wink
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1953 Wimbledon final
and what's missing the chairs for the players to sit on when changing ends,