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Topic # 192284 4-Mar-2016 19:28
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So just signed up for the V8 Supercars season through there official site and looking forward to season. 

 

Is there anywhere I can pay to stream Formula 1 also. I know I can torrent for free and get good quality. But would rather pay like I have with V8's as still much cheaper than getting Sky and dont mind paying someone for the service. 

 

Using Getflix to unblock the content so any good ideas where I can pay for good quality stream of Formula 1. Really want with Sky UK commentary. 


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  Reply # 1506212 4-Mar-2016 20:36
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As far as I am aware, there are no official online F1 streams that cannot be bought outside of a pay tv package, certainly FOM haven't released any and don't appear to be interested in online streaming at present.  If you want the UK sky coverage, your only options are 1) find a dodgy stream from the UK or NZ 2) Sign up for Sky UK using TV Now and get their sports package in which case you'll get it online 3) Sign up for Sky NZ...


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  Reply # 1506292 4-Mar-2016 22:48
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ITV Uk have got the F1 coverage this year after BBC gave up their rights. ITV will have half the races live and the rest will be highlights.


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  Reply # 1506372 5-Mar-2016 09:26
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True, but ITV coverage has traditionally been terrible... has lots of adverts and the commentary will be poor.

 

There is also move by BBC to introduce an licensing portal to block access to iPlayer for those without a TV license and there are rumours that they may make all of UKs online TV systems linked to the license... Basically, what I'm saying is that expect the ITV product to be poor as it was before BBC took it back and that it may not last.


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  Reply # 1506404 5-Mar-2016 10:59
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Well ITV has the rights for the next few years. The BBC no longer has it just to clarify that.


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  Reply # 1506405 5-Mar-2016 11:02
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I know, but I was saying is that due to international access via proxies to the UK, the TV providers have been rumoured to be looking at a registration system based on the TV license (i.e. even if you do not watch BBC, your TV is capable and therefore you require one for ITV etc.) to stop international access from those without one.  As I said, its a rumour and it was something to be aware of that even if ITV have it, it may not last long.

 

Anyway, ITV coverage was crap before I moved to NZ and I suspect it will be again AND full of adverts every 10 minutes.




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  Reply # 1506408 5-Mar-2016 11:05
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So unfortunately best way to get good coverage is to just torrent the HD stream. As not paying sky just to watch F1

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  Reply # 1506409 5-Mar-2016 11:12
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Yes, although if you have a smart DNS and access to a way to pay in pounds for a service, you might be able to get good use of out Sky UKs 'Now TV' sports sub, £31.99 per month for all their sports channels including F1.  I'm not sure if it is in HD and I also don't know if there is any timeshifting in the live TV functions, but it might be worth a look and for £6.99 you can try the service first.


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  Reply # 1506455 5-Mar-2016 13:53
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 its disappointing fanpass.co.nz isnt doing the season pass for Formula 1 like they did last year, would have happy paid for it again, although i must admit some of the overseas streams

 

were superior in quality and performance to what fanpass had, 50fps for example, but i was still happy to hand my money over

 

 

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/formula1 is a good place to start ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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