Keith Collantine

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    @chalky I can’t imagine they’ll allow it to be any cheaper on Virgin than it is on their own channel.

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    @manatcna Sorry, 2012.

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    If you are buying a new Sky subscription apparently you can get £100 off your first year via Topcashback:

    http://www.motorsportmusings.co.uk/2011/12/sky-sports-f1-cheap-as-possible/

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    Have you got another two names?

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    @braisim I linked to it in the fifth paragraph of the first post.

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    @cubejam I think it’s a very poor deal made worse by the confusing structure and Sky’s breathtaking cynicism.

    I asked them about subscribing to one channel and they offered to sell me 240 of them. That’s downright insulting.

    They force you to subscribe for 12 months when you only want nine. And they have the gall to keep referring to essential parts of your service (like the receiver box) as “free” when you’re paying £363 per year.

    The circumstances of the arrangement with the BBC make it even worse. People are already getting half the races live and in HD for free (TV licence notwithstanding), but then have to pay £36.30 each for the other ten.

    There will be people who say “but you get so much other stuff” – that’s besides the point. People don’t necessarily want the other stuff. If Sky ran a supermarket they’d be selling loaves of bread for £20 with 100 “free” tins of spam.

    So I don’t agree with you – I think it’s a lousy deal and I can well understand why people are unhappy about it. Not least considering that there were other free-to-air broadcasters, such as Channel 4, interested in taking up the rights, but it appears to BBC’s decision to go straight to Sky left them out of the picture.

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    There seems to be an obvious new use for this thread. Would you rather:

    a) See ten races live and ten delayed and edited for no charge (apart from the licence fee)
    b) Pay Sky an extra £363 to see the other ten races live as well

    Obviously if you’ve already got Sky the deal is not quite that straightforward!

    F1 fans in Britain, how will you be watching in 2012?

    #184897
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    @ayrtonsenna01 These are the car numbers of the last seven world champions.

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    @ayrtonsenna01 Exactly! Over to you for a question (and bonus points if you can name all the races…)

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    OK here’s my question – what’s the connection between:

    Niki Lauda
    Alain Prost
    Elio de Angelis
    Damon Hill

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    @victor_ro Well that’s a minor improvement at least.

    And this is all assuming the Bahrain race happens, of course.

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    Not much change in the version announced by the FIA today, Fuji now after Bahrain:

    17/03 USA 12 Hours of Sebring Sebring*
    05/05 BEL 6 Heures de Spa‐Francorchamps Spa‐Francorchamps*
    16-17/06 FRA 24 Heures du Mans Le Mans
    25/08 GBR 6 Hours of Silverstone Silverstone*
    15/09 BRA 6 Hours of Sao Paulo Interlagos
    29/09 BHR 6 Hours of Bahrain Sakhir
    14/10 JPN 6 Hours of Fuji Mount‐Fuji
    TBA (Nov) CHN 6 Hours of TBA TBA*

    http://www.fia.com/en-GB/mediacentre/pressreleases/wmsc/2011/Pages/wmsc-071211.aspx

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    @paulgilb 130?

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    Full Sky commentary line-up announced: Brundle joined by Croft and Davidson at Sky

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