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Sky get sticky paws on F1

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Re: Sky get sticky paws on F1

Maybe it's time for the government to have another look at the protected sports list again.  Presently this is the list:
Group A (Full Live Coverage Protected)
The Olympic Games
The FIFA World Cup Finals Tournament
The European Football Championship Finals Tournament
The FA Cup Final
The Scottish FA Cup Final (in Scotland)
The Grand National
The Derby
The Wimbledon Tennis Finals
The Rugby League Challenge Cup Final
The Rugby World Cup Final
Group B (Secondary Coverage Protected)
Cricket Test Matches played in England
Non-Finals play in the Wimbledon Tournament
All Other Matches in the Rugby World Cup Finals Tournament
Six Nations Rugby Tournament Matches Involving Home Countries
The Commonwealth Games
The World Athletics Championship
The Cricket World Cup - the Final, Semi-finals and Matches Involving Home
Nations' Teams
The Ryder Cup
The Open Golf Championship
Formula 1
Category A - Live broadcast on FTA.
category B - Highlights or short delayed broadcast
nadger
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Re: Sky get sticky paws on F1

Jake has just made a well balanced statement on the subject.
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Re: Sky get sticky paws on F1

I shamefully admit to having Sky but I do not subscribe to Sport of Movies, it's really just for the kids (Disney, Nick, Boomerang etc.), does anyone know how I can get these channels without Sky or Virgin?
Anyone got experience of BT Vision?  I'd be delighted to dump SKY and will NOT use Virgin media due to past experience.
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matt_2k34
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Re: Sky get sticky paws on F1

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Anyone got experience of BT Vision

Plusnet were "looking" at adding it to their lineup late 2007/early 2008. Nothing ever came of it. As you can see from sig i've been in with PN for years and BT vision would be a reasonable way to get Sky Sports.
It is not cheap however Sad
Sky sports is too expensive, if it was non-contractual, and you could pay pro-rata rates, and turn it on/off after each race (Just to waste SLY's time) then id be tempted Smiley
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Re: Sky get sticky paws on F1

I'm not sure what good the petitions will do.  F1 is a business and has negotiated a contract with 2 other businesses (Sky and BBC) can anyone else change that?
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Re: Sky get sticky paws on F1

Martin Brundle opened the race commentary saying "Sky has closed in once again"
gswindale
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Re: Sky get sticky paws on F1

I'm sure Bernie could do something if he wanted.
You just need to take a look at the negotiations with various circuits to see that.
Whether he will or not is another matter.
hmarshy
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Re: Sky get sticky paws on F1

Just to redress the balance a little, I love Sky!  Cool
I have been a subscriber of the Sky World package for the last eleven years and now have HD as well. I used to have Sky Broadband as well and only migrated to Plusnet to to take part in the fibre trials.
Anyway, back on track (no pun intended!), the only problem I can foresee is if there are any adverts on during the race. I hated this when F1 was on ITV, there would always be a critical incident in the race when ITV decided to show adverts.

nadger
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Re: Sky get sticky paws on F1

Sky have said that they won't show commercials during the race.
One imagines adverts ending just as 5 green lights come on and starting again as chequered flag falls  Cry

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Re: Sky get sticky paws on F1

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just as 5 green lights come on

Obviously NOT a regular fan........
(it's 5 RED lights that go out, and has been for several years)