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  Reply # 596936 18-Mar-2012 22:44
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Hi,

I think the commentary was okay although I would prefer to hear Martin Brundle. I think Sky should offer both commentaries
which should be selectable from the language option. I guess maybe they would have to pay for the Sky sports commentary whereas maybe the BBC is included in their rights package.

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  Reply # 596966 19-Mar-2012 08:06
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f1guy: Hi,

I think the commentary was okay although I would prefer to hear Martin Brundle. I think Sky should offer both commentaries
which should be selectable from the language option. I guess maybe they would have to pay for the Sky sports commentary whereas maybe the BBC is included in their rights package.


A bit annoying not to have the same audio feed, since it's Sky UK who generate the video feed for FOM. If only Sky UK and Sky NZ were from the same group... OH WAIT ¬¬




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  Reply # 596971 19-Mar-2012 08:22
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magu:
f1guy: Hi,

I think the commentary was okay although I would prefer to hear Martin Brundle. I think Sky should offer both commentaries
which should be selectable from the language option. I guess maybe they would have to pay for the Sky sports commentary whereas maybe the BBC is included in their rights package.


A bit annoying not to have the same audio feed, since it's Sky UK who generate the video feed for FOM. If only Sky UK and Sky NZ were from the same group... OH WAIT ¬¬


I am at a motel due to EQC repairs, so no Sky 3 TV coverage there. I went home and downloaded the FP1 and Qualy, which is the Sky F1 HD coverage, is that illegal??  Watched the Sky 2 on motel TV, dispapointed that no Crofty, Brundle, etc so I'm looking at downloading the Sky coverage that I already pay for 

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  Reply # 596977 19-Mar-2012 08:35
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magu:
f1guy: Hi,

I think the commentary was okay although I would prefer to hear Martin Brundle. I think Sky should offer both commentaries
which should be selectable from the language option. I guess maybe they would have to pay for the Sky sports commentary whereas maybe the BBC is included in their rights package.


A bit annoying not to have the same audio feed, since it's Sky UK who generate the video feed for FOM. If only Sky UK and Sky NZ were from the same group... OH WAIT ¬¬


I am at a motel due to EQC repairs, so no Sky 3 TV coverage there. I went home and downloaded the FP1 and Qualy, which is the Sky F1 HD coverage, is that illegal??  Watched the Sky 2 on motel TV, dispapointed that no Crofty, Brundle, etc so I'm looking at downloading the Sky coverage that I already pay for 


If there is an official feed for F1 in the country you are, then yes, it could be illegal to download the sessions.




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  Reply # 597080 19-Mar-2012 12:47
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I really wish that Sky would have purchased the rights to the pre/post race stuff as well as the race itself.  The pitlane walks, the tech stuff all makes the race.... and when you've seen what the BBC did for years... Jsut getting the race is pretty poor.  I'm sure they could make the time by reducing the amount of other replays/hightlights that seem to be on constant repeat!

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  Reply # 606088 6-Apr-2012 13:02
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some incorrect info here.

Last year Sky NZ took 5 Live Radio commentary for free practice, so nothing has changed

Also, FOM has its own stand alone filming capacity, F1 hasn't used host broadcaster equipment for many many years. All of it is owned by Bernie (well, so to speak). The broadcasters then produce their own commentary or source it off another channel (e.g. Sky NZ has an agreement with the BBC). Why would Sky automatically buy the commentary off Sky UK, they are not actually all that connected, other than by name.

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  Reply # 606107 6-Apr-2012 14:01
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allstarnz: some incorrect info here.

Last year Sky NZ took 5 Live Radio commentary for free practice, so nothing has changed

Also, FOM has its own stand alone filming capacity, F1 hasn't used host broadcaster equipment for many many years. All of it is owned by Bernie (well, so to speak). The broadcasters then produce their own commentary or source it off another channel (e.g. Sky NZ has an agreement with the BBC). Why would Sky automatically buy the commentary off Sky UK, they are not actually all that connected, other than by name.


I agree they shouldn't just take it because of the name.

I think they should take it because the SKy UK commentary is far, far better than the BBC stuff and doesn't leave heaps of dead air during the qualifying at least.

SkyNZ even scroll messages inbetween QUalifying sessions apologising for the lack of commentary. During this time the Sky UK commentators are analysing the session etc.

Sky NZ can do what they want - however what they are doing is providing a second rate coverage option.

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  Reply # 606206 6-Apr-2012 19:20
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Talkiet:
Sky NZ can do what they want - however what they are doing is providing a second rate coverage option.

Cheers - N





Agreed.  I've been in a motel for a few weeks for EQ repairs, the Sky had no Sky Sport 3 but I did watch it on SS2 for Melbourne race. I had downloaded BBC HD coverage for FP and qualy, and the Sepang coverage. I think I may well not watch Sky coverage now that I've seen the BBC Sky coverage that Neil raves over.


Last season I thought Sky NZ coverage was great. Wow, BBC Sky is steps above.   

This year we dont have the good commentators I liked, so this years NZ Sky has dropped levels.     

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  Reply # 609212 14-Apr-2012 11:06
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So how is everyone going to watch quali tonight?

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  Reply # 609225 14-Apr-2012 11:32
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P1n3apqlExpr3ss: So how is everyone going to watch quali tonight?


Sky HD, with audio muted and aligned with a dodgy international feed of Sky UKs audio. MySky HDi makes this feasible.

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  Reply # 609683 15-Apr-2012 19:24
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P1n3apqlExpr3ss: So how is everyone going to watch quali tonight?


http://livetv.ru/en/eventinfo/111347_chinese_grand_prix/

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  Reply # 609686 15-Apr-2012 19:28
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I recorded on sky but downloaded uk sky instead

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  Reply # 611247 18-Apr-2012 16:22
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Well... I just cancelled My Sky sports + HD ticket based on Sky pre-empting the LIVE F1 QUALIFYING in China for TWO CHANNELS of REPLAYS....

They obviously don't care about motorsport fans so I'll consume other forms of media to watch F1. Stuff them.

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  Reply # 611281 18-Apr-2012 17:03
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Talkiet: Well... I just cancelled My Sky sports + HD ticket based on Sky pre-empting the LIVE F1 QUALIFYING in China for TWO CHANNELS of REPLAYS....

They obviously don't care about motorsport fans so I'll consume other forms of media to watch F1. Stuff them.

Cheers - N


I was incredibly disappointed about what they did there.  I was all eager to watch the qualifying and realised that they where showing rugby replays... Now I appreciate that Rubgy is the national sport here and if they where live games I could understand it but replays?  The day consists of endless replays normally so they could have done it at another time!

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Benoire:
Talkiet: Well... I just cancelled My Sky sports + HD ticket based on Sky pre-empting the LIVE F1 QUALIFYING in China for TWO CHANNELS of REPLAYS....

They obviously don't care about motorsport fans so I'll consume other forms of media to watch F1. Stuff them.

Cheers - N


I was incredibly disappointed about what they did there.  I was all eager to watch the qualifying and realised that they where showing rugby replays... Now I appreciate that Rubgy is the national sport here and if they where live games I could understand it but replays?  The day consists of endless replays normally so they could have done it at another time!

I agree as well, forgot that it was delayed...sat down eager for qualifying oh wait, rugby replays on...BIG disappointment. 



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