Hello there my fellow Dutch Formula 1 fans, last week the news broke that Sport1 bought the rights to Formula 1, leaving RTL empty-handed for the next 3 years. The situation is a bit like the BBC/Sky deal in Great-Britain, but Veronica will only show 3 races live instead of half the season.
With our beloved sport disappearing behind the decoder, the obvious downside is that we’re going to have to pay. I immediately checked after the news broke and the price seemed to be about €15,- a month. Am I right?
On a positive note, it’ll rid us of the terrible commercials during races, cutting away from podium ceremonies and interviews because of a lack of time and they’ll bring us live coverage from the circuit instead of just having someone sitting behind a television screen. Besides that Sport1 promised multiple channels dedicated to Formula 1 during the races on sunday so we can choose whether we’d like to see onboards, the pitlane, etc. They’re going to show the practice sessions as well, which RTL never did. And personally I’m hoping we’re finally getting rid of Olav Mol, but that’s a matter of opinion.
Has anyone deciided if they’re going to pay yet? Discuss!