Australian F1 viewers: a call to arms
30th April 2012, 2:10 at 2:10 am #199834
Seems like we owe Shannons a big thank you. They were going to pull out of their sponsorship if all regions didnt get the races live.4th May 2012, 12:46 at 12:46 pm #199835
The MotoGP race in Portugal is again on SD Ten while the rest of the coverage is on One, grrr….. :|5th May 2012, 11:23 at 11:23 am #199836
I still don’t understand why it’s not on OneHD? It’s not like they have replaced it with anything worthwhile!5th May 2012, 11:44 at 11:44 am #199837
@funkyf1 – Because Ten is more of a mainstream channel than One, and they’re obviously hoping to get more viewers this way.5th May 2012, 12:05 at 12:05 pm #199838
They should put it on both channels. Does anyone seriously stay up late on a Sunday evening to watch M*A*S*H repeats? It’s such a waste of an HD channel, especially considering there’s so few of them.6th May 2012, 8:11 at 8:11 am #199839
@damonsmedley I totally agree, that’s where my disbelief comes from, they have stripped their sports channel and filled it with re-runs. Why put qualifying for both the F1 and MotoGp on OneHd then broadcast the races on Ten while filling OneHD with rubbish? Give us the HD broadcast we deserve.6th May 2012, 8:13 at 8:13 am #199840
I don’t think we “deserve” it, but I do think they’re missing a trick and annoying their viewers!6th May 2012, 8:14 at 8:14 am #199841
@funkyf1 – I’m sorry, I wasn’t aware Formula 1 viewers were any more “deserving” of HD broadcasts than anyone else. You need to understand that the decisions to move Formula 1 from One to Ten was made by people who do not necessarily follow the sport the way we do, and who made the decision based on what the best thing for the channel was, rather than the best thing for a niche group of viewers.6th May 2012, 8:24 at 8:24 am #199842
OneHd started as a sports channel if i’m not mistaken? What happened to that??6th May 2012, 8:32 at 8:32 am #199843
@funkyf1 – They weren’t getting enough viewers. There’s not much point to a sports channel if you don’t have and can’t get the rights to the AFL and NRL. It got to the point where OneHD was costing Ten more money than it was worth, so they changed their programming lineup.6th May 2012, 9:05 at 9:05 am #199844
Well the channel still operates and a great example is tonight. They are showing Moto2 for 1 and a 1/2, followed by Predator, a movie released in 1987. Tell me this, how can they justify Moto2 live and then not follow on with MotoGp? I understand what you are saying in regards to viewers, so please explain why MotoGp gets played on Ch10 instead of OneHd when it would surely rate higher than Moto2. In just doesnt make sense! If they want ratings they need to broadcast the main events, they stated their rating were up on the last GP, because they went live across Australia, why can’t they do that on OneHD?6th May 2012, 9:47 at 9:47 am #199845
Tell me this, how can they justify Moto2 live and then not follow on with MotoGp?
Because MotoGP is the premier class, and so they probably figure that most people don’t really care about the feeder series. The people who do care can watch on One before swapping over to Ten. Yes, it makes more sense to put all three events on the one channel, but they can’t move Moto2 and Moto3 to Ten because they would just take up prime-time programming slots. And they don’t want to keep MotoGP on One because they think they can get more viewers with it on Ten.
so please explain why MotoGp gets played on Ch10 instead of OneHd when it would surely rate higher than Moto2
Again, it’s because they think MotoGP will rate higher still on Channel Ten.
they went live across Australia, why can’t they do that on OneHD?
Again, it’s because they think they can get more ratings on Ten than they would on One.
Do you see the pattern here? Ten gets more viewers than One. Therefore, they put the premier events on Ten to attract more viewers.
You don’t seem to understand that these decisions are not being made by fans of the sport or for fans of the sport. They are being made by network executives in what they think the interests of the station are.6th May 2012, 9:52 at 9:52 am #199846
They think they can get more viewers on Ten because? You don’t seem to understand that I believe they are making poor decisions, that’s why their station (OneHD) doesn’t get ratings!6th May 2012, 10:01 at 10:01 am #199847
They think they can get more viewers on Ten because?
Because Ten traditionally gets a lot of viewers in that timeslot. And since the rights to both Formula 1 and MotoGP can be expensive, they no doubt want to get their money’s worth.
You don’t seem to understand that I believe they are making poor decisions, that’s why their station (OneHD) doesn’t get ratings!
No, I get that. But their priority is and always has been Channel Ten, since it’s the flagship channel. One might be be failing in the ratings and expensive to run, but at the end of the day, both channels are owned by the same braodcaster. If they can offset some of the costs of One by luring more viewers and advertisers to Ten, they’ll do it.6th May 2012, 11:43 at 11:43 am #199848
CH10’s profits were down 70% from last year. Which is why they’re switching F1 & MotoGP races from OneHD to ch10. To get more advertising $. OneHD is still going great, but the move is just to bolster the SD channel. Expect more dancing, & reality shows on ch10 too :/
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