Bit harsh criticism of bathhurst on 3!
You know why the podium was cut off...? CH7 Australia was delaying the end of the race- yes, the Aussies didn't see the race live!!! They delayed presentation to the winners so that the coverage could catch up with live.
I had CH7 going at the same time as TV3 at home. TV3 was live, CH7 was delayed. Every ad break TV3 played was identical to CH7's breaks. There was no more race coverage that could be shown. I was looking for it!
You know if it was on Sky that they would put ads on while you would be paying for it. Too little live sport on FTA in my opinion to moan about something that's free!
I disagree on this. TV3 would have been taking the Globecast World Feed, which did show the podium etc in full. They really have no excuse. Doubt they would have got it routed via Seven.
Yeah, it wasn't pretty bailing out of the coverage of the podium to play the simpsons, but the reason the podium presentation itself was delayed was that they were waiting at Bathurst for the CH7 delayed coverage to catch up before they handed out the silverware. (for some strange reason CH7 wanted to show the podium live, so held up the presentation for the rest of the world).
At least you got to see most (minus the shortened news) of the whole race live in NZ... unlike Australia where it was mostly delayed.
I hope it's still FTA next year, and hope it's HD 5.1 too...