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Topic # 230548 28-Feb-2018 20:54
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Formula 1 to launch F1 TV:

 

 

Formula 1, the pinnacle of motor sport, is set to launch early in the 2018 FIA Formula 1 World Championship season F1 TV, an innovative way for fans to enhance and enjoy their experience of Grand Prix racing.
F1 TV is Formula 1’s over the top (OTT) platform and marks F1’s biggest investment in its digital transformation to date.

 

Formula 1 fans will get commercial-free live streams of each race with multi language commentary. In addition, the service will provide exclusive access to all 20 driver on-board cameras throughout every race session. F1 TV Pro will have unique feeds not available on any other platform with the capability of multi-level personalisation.

 

Subscribers will be able to choose the content they view and how and when they access it. All of practice, qualifying and races, will be offered live, along with press conferences and pre and post-race interviews. Subscribers will be able to watch live races of the main support series, the FIA Formula 2 Championship, GP3 Series and Porsche Supercup, among others.

During the season, F1 TV will be made available in four different languages (English, French, German and Spanish) and will appear in nearly two dozen markets at launch (including Germany, France, USA, Mexico, Belgium, Austria, Hungary and much of Latin America). Access will initially be available through desktop and web, with mobile apps and TV apps being phased in on Amazon, Apple and Android, enabling users to watch on a range of different devices at no additional cost. Pricing for F1 TV Pro will be offered on a monthly basis of USD$8-$12, and annual rates will be priced according to market.

 

A less expensive, non-live subscription tier, F1 TV Access will provide live race timing data and radio commentary, as well as extended highlights of each session from the race weekend. It will also be underscored by unprecedented access to archive video content from the amazing historic archive owned by Formula 1. F1 TV Access will be available on a near-global basis at launch, to complement F1 TV Pro.

 





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  Reply # 1966140 28-Feb-2018 21:19
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Surely not available here until the current broadcast contract finishes with sky.




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  Reply # 1966148 28-Feb-2018 21:42
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I hope  and when they access it means OD, as watching F1 live in NZ is a tough ask. If I watched it live, I also need to pause.

 

But as far as the topic goes, if its good, Im fine with it. I think there are changes for Sky Sport UK (not Sky here)  losing rights, for some races, so this is why. But the SkySportF1 team is really good, that would be a loss


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davidcole: Surely not available here until the current broadcast contract finishes with sky.

 

I'm sure you are correct, but SkySportF1 is losing some rights to some races I am sure for 2018. So, while NZ may not feature for this change, we will lose SkySportF1 commentators. To me they add a great deal. 


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  Reply # 1966156 28-Feb-2018 21:50
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tdgeek:

 

davidcole: Surely not available here until the current broadcast contract finishes with sky.

 

I'm sure you are correct, but SkySportF1 is losing some rights to some races I am sure for 2018. So, while NZ may not feature for this change, we will lose SkySportF1 commentators. To me they add a great deal. 

 

 

I will NOT miss kindergarten-stating-the-obvious Crofty. But will miss Martin Brundle.


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  Reply # 1966159 28-Feb-2018 21:57
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If sky lost sole distributor rights to this geo region, that would be cool.

I don’t mind it being simulcast online and via local broadcast supplier at the same time. The more the merrier really, just don’t lock me into Sky alone.

Thanks for the post. Will check this out.

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  Reply # 1966160 28-Feb-2018 21:58
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tdgeek:

 

davidcole: Surely not available here until the current broadcast contract finishes with sky.

 

I'm sure you are correct, but SkySportF1 is losing some rights to some races I am sure for 2018. So, while NZ may not feature for this change, we will lose SkySportF1 commentators. To me they add a great deal. 

 

 

I will NOT miss kindergarten-stating-the-obvious Crofty. But will miss Martin Brundle.

 

 

I agree. Crofty is a nerd when I want to watch something serious.


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Does the cheap version have delayed coverage of the race?
Would be ideal for viewing in NZ.

Will there be a Sony Android tv native app?

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  Reply # 1966162 28-Feb-2018 22:04
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Jaxson: If sky lost sole distributor rights to this geo region, that would be cool.

I don’t mind it being simulcast online and via local broadcast supplier at the same time. The more the merrier really, just don’t lock me into Sky alone.

Thanks for the post. Will check this out.

 

Id say if Sky has the rights the online version will have too wait till that ends. Who in NZ would pay for broadcast rights if they competed against the online version?

 

Also, its rushed. Web and desktop first?? Then mobile apps, then Android, Apple and Amazon? IMHO dedicated apps are always better than using a browser and using a PC, so the last released  platforms will be the best


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  Reply # 1966163 28-Feb-2018 22:07
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Jaxson: Does the cheap version have delayed coverage of the race?
Would be ideal for viewing in NZ.

Will there be a Sony Android tv native app?

 

No delayed coverage for the cheap version

 

A less expensive, non-live subscription tier, F1 TV Access will provide live race timing data and radio commentary, as well as extended highlights of each session from the race weekend

 

Second question

 

Yes, but last

 

 

 

 


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Batman:

 

tdgeek:

 

davidcole: Surely not available here until the current broadcast contract finishes with sky.

 

I'm sure you are correct, but SkySportF1 is losing some rights to some races I am sure for 2018. So, while NZ may not feature for this change, we will lose SkySportF1 commentators. To me they add a great deal. 

 

 

I will NOT miss kindergarten-stating-the-obvious Crofty. But will miss Martin Brundle.

 

 

 

 

As long as The Chain comes back this is totally fine by me.


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Irrelevant unless we want to VPN ... SkyTV won't share.  I'll stick to watching a VHS tape the next evening sent via courier from a friend.

 

 

 

CHeers - N

 

 


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Talkiet:

 

Irrelevant unless we want to VPN ... SkyTV won't share.  I'll stick to watching a VHS tape the next evening sent via courier from a friend.

 

CHeers - N

 

 

You should get your friend to ring you up and squeal all the bits down the phone, then if you record it on to a tape could get it a little quicker than the courier.  #helpful

 

 





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Irrelevant unless we want to VPN ... SkyTV won't share.  I'll stick to watching a VHS tape the next evening sent via courier from a friend.

 



I've watched a few via Sky Go and can confirm that's about the same quality via that method as well.


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Talkiet:

 

Irrelevant unless we want to VPN ... SkyTV won't share.  I'll stick to watching a VHS tape the next evening sent via courier from a friend.

 



I've watched a few via Sky Go and can confirm that's about the same quality via that method as well.

 

 

Really? I watch Sky Go on my iPad, cricket, not F1. It used to get the odd streaming error, the feed started of VERY grainy, then after 3 seconds was good. Good as in a borderline ok 720p, but on a small screen it was more than adequate. What I have noticed lately is that the feed is very good, it has definitely improved. From past threads the iPad app seems the best result, I can't comment on what its like via the webpage interface


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Jaxson:

 

Talkiet:

 

Irrelevant unless we want to VPN ... SkyTV won't share.  I'll stick to watching a VHS tape the next evening sent via courier from a friend.

 



I've watched a few via Sky Go and can confirm that's about the same quality via that method as well.

 

 

Really? I watch Sky Go on my iPad, cricket, not F1. It used to get the odd streaming error, the feed started of VERY grainy, then after 3 seconds was good. Good as in a borderline ok 720p, but on a small screen it was more than adequate. What I have noticed lately is that the feed is very good, it has definitely improved. From past threads the iPad app seems the best result, I can't comment on what its like via the webpage interface

 

 

Dogs bollocks.  Seems really low quality.  Especially pushed to a 46" screen (it's not the computer as plex, other sites via browser are much nice looking).

 

Something in the press release from sky yesterday reveals their thinking on 2nd screens.

 

"People might be willing to pay $15 or $20 to watch Sky Sports on their mobile phone," he said. 

 

But to provide such a service, Sky would have to make sure "it can't be thrown to a big 64-inch screen", he said. "

 

This probably goes for the browser experience as well. 

 

 





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