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How to watch F1 in your region

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  • #253997
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    Little_M_Lo
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    1. Australia
    2. Channel 10 Network (1 for Quali, 10 for Race)
    3. All Races
    4. Yes
    5. Australian GP only
    6. Free-to-Air TV
    7. No
    8. Gotta get your timezones right for Monday morning races (all American races, Abu Dhabi and Bahrain)

    #253998
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    GeeMac
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    1. What country are you in (and state, if applicable)
    United Arab Emirates

    2. Which channels broadcast F1 near you?
    Abu Dhabi Sports 2

    3. Do they show all the races live or only a limited number (if so, how many?)
    All

    4. Do they also show qualifying live?
    Yes

    5. Do they also show practice sessions live?
    Yes

    6. If they are a subscription channel, what does a full year’s subscription cost (excluding limited time offers)?

    While Abu Dhabi Sports offers some subscription channels, Abu Dhabi Sports 2 is “free” as part of a subscription with any of the major providers OSN (UAE wide), Etisalat (Abu Dhabi only) and Du (Dubai only). A basic package with Du is around AED500 (GBP82/USD136) per month I believe, though this is a bundle including TV, internet and a landline.

    7. Do they broadcast coverage online? If so please post link/s

    No.

    8. Please supply any other relevant information such as alternative viewing options

    None. The major drawback is that the commentary is Arabic only, which is fine if you speak it but given the majority of people who don’t in the UAE, it is quite poor. If anyone in the UAE knows any different please let me know, but I scour all the channels I have (including Bein Sports) every weekend in the hope that I can get decent commentary but and none of the other channels show F1.

    #254001
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    Fab F1
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    1. What country are you in (and state, if applicable)
    India

    2. Which channels broadcast F1 near you?
    Star Sports 4

    3. Do they show all the races live or only a limited number (if so, how many?)
    All

    4. Do they also show qualifying live?
    Yes

    5. Do they also show practice sessions live?
    Yes

    6. If they are a subscription channel, what does a full year’s subscription cost (excluding limited time offers)?

    Normally all Star sports channels (1,2,3,4,5) bundled with most of the cable operators, so no extra charges. However this has to be subscribed exclusively on any of the DTH services.

    7. Do they broadcast coverage online? If so please post link/s

    YES, http://www.starsports.com/ (Only for India). Again need to subscribe for a season (current season till 24_NOV-14 ) for INR 500 (GBP 5.01). Includes all the sessions.

    8. Please supply any other relevant information such as alternative viewing options

    No alternative.

    #254005
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    ArtAnonim
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    1. What country are you in?
    Poland
    2. Which channels broadcast F1 near you?
    Polsat Sport/Polsat Sport Extra
    3. Do they show all the races live or only a limited number?
    All races.
    4. Do they also show qualifying live?
    Yes.
    5. Do they also show practice sessions live?
    Yes.
    6. If they are a subscription channel, what does a full year’s subscription cost (excluding limited time offers)?
    Can’t remember the exact figures, but it’s something around 15 EUR/month for a satellite TV subscription including the Polsat Sport channels (can’t be bought separately)
    7. Do they broadcast coverage online?
    No.
    8. Please supply any other relevant information such as alternative viewing options
    There’s no alternatives, unfortunately, apart from tuning in to the German/Austrian TV. Polsat used to brodacast F1 on their free channel, but switched to the paid ones this season – since Kubica’s departure from the sport viewing figures remain quite low, and I can only assume F1 no longer makes the money they wanted it to. The commentary is also a subject of criticism here, we have much better motorsport commentators in this country than Andrzej Borowczyk who’s disliked by a lot of people. But apart from that, nothing much to complain about.

    #254008
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    Enigma
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    1. Slovenia
    2. TV SLO 2 (national TV). Also, Austria’s ORF is accessible.
    3. All races live, albeit interrupted by commercials quite a bit (I can switch to ORF, though).
    4. Qualy is shown live, except on some occasions when there’s a sporting event on that’s deemed more important (mostly because Slovenes are taking part). It happens maybe twice a year.
    5. No live practice – for some years FP2 was live online, but I don’t think it still is.
    6. I don’t know how it is elsewhere, but basically every household has to pay and subscibe to the national radioTV by law. So you’re no directly paying for F1 (or sport).
    7. They do, all their channels can be watched online (but only by IPs from the country).
    8. None

    #254017
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    Nick
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    1. What country are you in (and state, if applicable)
    The Netherlands

    2. Which channels broadcast F1 near you?
    Sport1 (subscription based)
    Veronica
    RTL (Germany)
    BBC

    3. Do they show all the races live or only a limited number (if so, how many?)
    Sport1: all races live
    Veronica: Canadian and US GPs live; all other races are shown in highlights
    RTL (Germany): all races live
    BBC: Malaysian GP, Spanish GP, Canadian GP, British GP, Belgian GP, Italian GP, Japanese GP, Russian GP, Abu Double Greatest Prize

    4. Do they also show qualifying live?
    Sport1: yes
    Veronica: no
    RTL (Germany): yes
    BBC: for above races

    5. Do they also show practice sessions live?
    Sport1: yes
    Veronica: no
    RTL (Germany): some, cannot find listings for entire season. Usually FP3.
    BBC: no

    6. If they are a subscription channel, what does a full year’s subscription cost (excluding limited time offers)?
    Sport1 would cost you 300 euros for 12 months, however most TV providers allow you to cancel on a monthly basis. It’s on KPN-based providers for free right now, ending March 31st, meaning the Australian and Malaysian GPs were free to view. For some.

    7. Do they broadcast coverage online? If so please post link/s
    They post some content here and have online info. http://video.sport1.nl/formule1/clips

    8. Please supply any other relevant information such as alternative viewing options
    For people near Belgium; there is a Belgian broadcaster, also subscription based. Some Dutch F1 websites provide alternatives, as well, if you catch my drift.

    #254050
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    Force Maikel
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    1. What country are you in?
    Belgium
    2. Which channels broadcast F1 near you?
    La Deux (French speaking not Dutch) also available in HD and a standard version
    BBC: Note!: only BBC ONE is in HD the others are not so Practice cannot be seen in HD
    RTL (German) not available in HD
    Sporting Telenet (subscription based) only in HD no standard version
    3. Do they show all the races live or only a limited number?
    La Deux: Yes
    BBC: Only those when live on BBC ONE and BBC ONE HD
    RTL: Yes
    Sporting Telenet: Yes
    4. Do they also show qualifying live?
    La Deux: Yes
    BBC: Only those when live on BBC ONE and BBC ONE HD
    RTL: Yes
    Sporting Telenet: Yes
    5. Do they also show practice sessions live?
    La Deux: No
    BBC: Yes but only those when live on BBC TWO
    RTL: No, only highlights from FP3 right before Q
    Sporting Telenet: No
    6. If they are a subscription channel, what does a full year’s subscription cost (excluding limited time offers)?
    Only customers from Telenet itself can get Sporting Telenet which is basically their structure for the national football league. If you already were a customer for this you get F1 as a bonus. If you only get it for F1 you are basically overpaying, but that’s my personal opinion/ The costs: you can get a day pass which costs 9,95€ so for an Q and Race you pay 19,90€, you can also get a month pass which costs 16,45€.
    7. Please supply any other relevant information such as alternative viewing options
    That’s basically it.

    Brave little Belgium? Poor little Belgium you mean!

    #254102
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    Klon
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    1. What country are you in? (and state, if applicable)
    Germany, Schleswig-Holstein

    2. Which channels broadcast F1 near you?
    RTL: normal resolution, available in HD as part of HD+, a collection of HD private channels
    Sky Deutschland: available in HD by default
    Sport1: normal resolution, available in HD as part of HD+, acollection of HD private channels

    3. Do they show all the races live or only a limited number?
    RTL: Yes
    Sky Deutschland: Yes
    Sport1: Only Highlights

    4. Do they also show qualifying live?
    RTL: Yes
    Sky Deutschland: Yes
    Sport1: Only Highlights

    5. Do they also show practice sessions live?
    RTL: No, highlights of FP3 on tape delay
    Sky Deutschland: Yes
    Sport1: Mostly, with some practice sessions for the fly-away races missing

    6. If they are a subscription channel, what does a full year’s subscription cost (excluding limited time offers)?
    The cheapest Sky Deutschland package involving F1 runs at €562.80 per annum. The abovementioned HD+ package (which is not needed to watch the channels, only to get their HD counterparts) runs at €50 a year, although the initial costs of pursuing a HD+ module or HD+ receiver are reasonably high (can’t name exact figures at the moment)

    7. Please supply any other relevant information such as alternative viewing options
    Nothing that I know of.

    #254114
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    thaischumi
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    1. What country are you in (and state, if applicable)
    Czech Republic

    2. Which channels broadcast F1 near you?
    Nova and Nova sport and Fanda (Czech TVs)
    RTL (German TV)
    Sport1 (German TV)

    3. Do they show all the races live or only a limited number (if so, how many?)
    Nova: Yes, Except Bahrain, Canadian, US and Brazilian GPs due to program conflict
    Fanda: Only Bahrain, Canadian, US and Brazilian GPs
    Nova sport: Replay
    RTL: Yes
    Sport1: 1 Hour Highlights

    4. Do they also show qualifying live?
    Nova and Fanda: No
    Nova sport: Yes
    RTL: Yes
    Sport1: Highlights

    5. Do they also show practice sessions live?
    Nova and Fanda: No
    Nova sport: Mostly
    RTL: No
    Sport1: Only FP1 (mostly) and FP2

    6. If they are a subscription channel, what does a full year’s subscription cost (excluding limited time offers)?
    Nova and Fanda: Free to view (not free to air)
    Nova sport: 150 USD per year
    RTL: Free to air
    Sport1: Free to air

    7. Do they broadcast coverage online? If so please post link/s
    Nova, Fanda and Nova Sport: Yes, but not for free.
    RTL: Yes, needs IP from Germany
    Sport1: Yes, needs IP from Germany

    #254150
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    US_Peter
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    Lord Stig already summed up the solitary option in the US pretty well. As he said price depends on your cable/satellite provider and what you get. We pay $80 for our satellite with a two tuner DVR. If there were a good option for F1 (both live and on demand) through the web or through an AppleTV app we would probably cancel our satellite subscription completely.

    #254151
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    Nick
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    1. What country are you in (and state, if applicable)
    United States, Mississippi

    2. Which channels broadcast F1 near you?
    NBC Sports (NBC broadcasts the American events)

    3. Do they show all the races live or only a limited number (if so, how many?)
    All races are live.

    4. Do they also show qualifying live?
    Most of the qualifying sessions are live, but some are delayed.

    5. Do they also show practice sessions live?
    FP2 is usually shown live, but sometimes it is delayed. FP1 and FP3 are not normally live.

    6. If they are a subscription channel, what does a full year’s subscription cost (excluding limited time offers)?
    I think the channel comes with premium cable or a sports package on satellite, so an extra $240-$480 a year.

    7. Do they broadcast coverage online? If so please post link/s
    They broadcast the coverage if you have the channel. I do think they broadcast some of the coverage of the US GP for free, but I am not sure if they will again. http://stream.nbcsports.com/liveextra/

    #254152
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    Alonso
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    1. What country are you in?
    Chile

    2. Which channels broadcast F1 near you?
    Fox Sports franchise
    Fox Sports
    Fox Sports Premium (Only for Chile)
    Fox Sports 3 (Free Practices, GP2-GP3 live and reruns of Races, Qualy and the post race)

    3. Do they show all the races live or only a limited number (if so, how many?)
    The entire season

    4. Do they also show qualifying live?
    Yes

    5. Do they also show practice sessions live?
    Yes, since 2011

    6. If they are a subscription channel, what does a full year’s subscription cost (excluding limited time offers)?
    Well it’s a bit confusing but if you wanna watch F1 live in Chile you have to buy the “Fox Sports Premium” (7 pounds per month) to get the F1 races and Qualy live while the Free Practices and GP2-GP3 are live on Fox Sports 3 which is available on every cable company here without paying an extra price.
    Here’s the mindblowing fact. The “Fox Sports Premium” runs only for Chile. Places like Argentina, Colombia, etc don’t have to pay for that “premium pack” they watch the races on Fox Sports.

    7. Do they broadcast coverage online? If so please post link/s
    http://www.foxplay.com/sports Only with TV subscription. Not available as a internet only subscription but not available for my Cable company (Movistar)

    8. Please supply any other relevant information such as alternative viewing options
    Until 2012 F1 was being shown Free to air on Chilevision then Fox Sports broke the contract at the end of that season……

    #254157
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    1. What country are you in (and state, if applicable)
    Belgium/Flanders (België/Vlaanderen)
    2. Which channels broadcast F1 near you?
    La Une et La Deux (French), BBC (selected races), Telenet (subscription €22 a month/ also includes NFH and football)
    3. Do they show all the races live or only a limited number (if so, how many?)
    La Une et La Deux all, BBC only the selected ones live but all broadcasted with a retardation. Telenet all with bad commentary.
    4. Do they also show qualifying live?
    Yes.
    5. Do they also show practice sessions live?
    BBC does, Telenet sometimes and La Une et La Deux never as far as I’ve seen.
    6. If they are a subscription channel, what does a full year’s subscription cost (excluding limited time offers)?
    €22 per month for Telenet, but this is with terrible commentary, it is better to stream skysports and mute La Une et La Deux.
    7. Do they broadcast coverage online? If so please post link/s
    No. Vipbox however allows SkySports to be streamed.
    8. Please supply any other relevant information such as alternative viewing options
    I watch races live on BBC when possible, Q always on La Une or La Deux together with a live timing on the laptop. Races that BBC does not broadcast are more enjoyable when streamed.

    Of course if you live in the French part of Belgium, La une is probably the best although their contract isn’t going to last very long with Telenet taking over motorsport.

    On Sporza highlights can be seen. Last race they were up to 30 minutes long. Belgium is preparing for Stoffel in F1. It was even in the news Rosberg won the season openener and later on the radio aswell. I’m not used to that here in Belgium. 80% of the people don’t even know whe have a beauty like Spa in our backyard.

    #254164
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    Palle
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    1. What country are you in (and state, if applicable)
    Denmark

    2. Which channels broadcast F1 near you?
    TV3+
    RTL HD (Germany) via some broadcaster like “Yousee”

    3. Do they show all the races live or only a limited number (if so, how many?)
    TV3+: All races live
    RTL HD (Germany): all races live

    4. Do they also show qualifying live?
    TV3+: yes
    RTL HD(Germany): yes

    5. Do they also show practice sessions live?
    TV3+: Yes, this year they do. I don’t think they did last year though.
    RTL (Germany): FP3 recorded is shown a few hours before the race starts.

    6. If they are a subscription channel, what does a full year’s subscription cost (excluding limited time offers)?

    TV3+: as part of a package You have to pay additional £19, but You can buy this one channel only as an extra channel to the basic package for only £5,50.
    RTL HD: £24 for the basic TV channel package with the RTL HD F1 coverage in German. Problem for me is that when they do simultaneous interpretation to German during English interviews I feel like 2 people talking to me at the same time, because I understand German and English almost equally well. Then I listen to the sound from http://www.vipboxeu.co/sports/formula-1.html

    7. Do they broadcast coverage online? If so please post link/s
    No

    8. Please supply any other relevant information such as alternative viewing options
    This Sunday I go to the local cinema and watch the race from 30 minutes before green lights. It costs app £10. Actually one cinema in Denmark is almost sold out already thursday evening – because of Kevin, the F1 fever has caught Denmark;-)
    RTL focus on all the German drivers, Mercedes and Red Bull, TV3+ focus on all the Danish Drivers and McLaren;-) The German commercials are almost worse than the Danish, and some of them haven’t been changed for years!

    #254169
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    OmarR-Pepper
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    1. What country are you in (and state, if applicable) Lima, Peru
    2. Which channels broadcast F1 near you? FOX Sports LA (“cable” channel)
    3. Do they show all the races live or only a limited number (if so, how many?) All
    4. Do they also show qualifying live? All
    5. Do they also show practice sessions live? all Practices, but in a more expensive channel. (Part of a premium package)
    6. If they are a subscription channel, what does a full year’s subscription cost (excluding limited time offers)?
    Movistar TV offers quite a lot of variations for the subscription, but it’s around $360 a year (and the full package of all the F1 coverage is quite double)
    7. Do they broadcast coverage online? If so please post link/s
    No, but I’d love to know links that work in Latin America in general
    8. Please supply any other relevant information such as alternative viewing options
    There’s a cars program on TV that shows the highlights of the race, but 2 weeks late (and just a 5 min release) so they’ll show the Australian GP this weekend.
    *F1 has really little popularity in Peru. You say F1 and people ask “Is Schumacher still running? What? he retired?”

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