Television articles on F1 Fanatic archive

Why the UK government must protect live F1 broadcasts on free-to-air television 14th November 2009, 7:00

The government’s refusal to put Formula 1 on the list of protected sporting events may jeopardise the continued popularity of a sport which Britain excels at, and an industry which employs thousands and generates millions of pounds.

LG planning F1 HD TV advert? 1st July 2009, 20:08

An interview with LG’s vice president of corporate sponsorships Andrew Barrett has been circulated by the Motor Sport Business Forum. In it, Barrett discusses a forthcoming advert for LG’s 200hz LCD TV range, which he boasts will be the first to use actual footage from an F1 race: We’ve produced a TV commercial talking about […]

BBC F1 is great but motor sport coverage in Britain is getting worse 10th June 2009, 7:00

BBC F1 are doing a marvellous job in their first year back as F1′s broadcasters in Britain. That much is clear on the live blogs whenever fans outside Britain get a glimpse of BBC’s work and comment on how good it is. But although it’s great to finally see some improvement in Formula 1 broadcasting, […]

F1 may get first HD show at Abu Dhabi 5th June 2009, 21:46

F1 may finally be broadcast in true HD for the first time ever later this year. Discussions are under way about broadcasting the 2009 F1 season finale – the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – in high definition.

BBC F1 TV ratings for first two races of 2009 6th April 2009, 18:21

How is the BBC faring since taking over from ITV as Britain’s F1 broadcaster? Here’s its preliminary viewing figures for the first two races: 2009 Australian Grand Prix live: 2.1m average, 3.4m peak 2009 Australian Grand Prix repeat: 2.8m average 2009 Malaysian Grand Prix live: 4.4m average, 5.2m peak Last year ITV’s replay of the […]

BBC F1: a commentator’s verdict 2nd April 2009, 11:00

F1 Fanatic guest writer Ben Evans, who’s commentated on races at circuits and on television, gives his verdict on the BBC’s F1 coverage. Last year I was lucky enough to get to work on TV side of motorsport making some highlights programmes and subsequently commentating live on-site for the World Series by Renault. I’ve learned […]

Malaysian Grand Prix TV times 31st March 2009, 21:58

Here are the details of the live Malaysian Grand Prix coverage in Britain. Don’t forget to join us on F1 Fanatic for live blogging during every session. Friday 3rd April Free practice 1: 2.55am – 4.35am, Red Button (video – television), BBC Sport (video – online), 5 Live Sports Extra (audio – radio) Free practice […]

BBC F1 coverage: your verdict 30th March 2009, 12:00

A big talking point on the live blogs during the Australian Grand Prix weekend was how BBC did with their F1 coverage. I thought they did a great job – but reading around some other sites I’ve noticed a few complaints. What did you think of the BBC’s return as an F1 broadcaster?

BBC F1 boss quits 1st March 2009, 18:18

BBC head of F1 and football Niall Sloane has left his job only one week after the BBC’s ambitious F1 coverage plans were announced. It follows the planned departure of director of sport Roger Mosey who takes charge of the corporation’s coverage of the 2012 Olympics. Mosey was replaced by Barbara Slater, the first woman […]

BBC F1 plans announced today (updated: full details below) 24th February 2009, 0:01

The details of BBC?s F1 coverage this year are due to be announced in a press conference today. We already know a lot about their TV plans for 2009. Today I expect some big announcements about their online coverage.