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Topic # 26873 6-Oct-2008 12:46
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Yet again I set the recorder to tape both the qualifying and race on SS3 on the Sunday night. I get home from a weeks holiday and sit down to watch it and get football, tennis and golf. When I complained to Sky again, I was told it wasn't broadcast on the Sunday night because of some problem (weather related).

Can anyone confirm whether Sky broadcast the race on Sunday night on SS3 or on any of the other two channels?

I've just about given up on Sky and have already sourced the race from elsewhere. Now I just need to sit down and watch it.

Do Sky treat subscribers who complain about Rugby in the same way, or is it just F1 and WRC they don't give a damn about?

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  Reply # 169287 6-Oct-2008 13:16
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i recorded it and it seemed to work fine.  But i notice the race was on Sky Sport 1.  They just slot it in where they can, don't know if it was always on that channel or not.

you're right though, Sky don't do the F1 very well.  Their engineering is especially shoddy.  But since every race is live, better than TVNZ did

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  Reply # 169318 6-Oct-2008 15:38
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I understand that, when it comes to ratings and all, Sky doesn't give much importance to F1 in NZ. Their broadcast is interrupted every few minutes with a loud Bridgestone ad that just annoys the hell out of me.

I do follow every single race and most qualifying sessions and I now resort to watching it online. I don't understand why TV stations don't get it right. Brazilian TV network Globo broadcasts F1 live IN FULL, NO INTERRUPTIONS. That's 2 hours of prime-time Sunday TV (which in Brazil's Sunday is lunch time)! Instead, they opt for putting every 10 minutes a little logo and a voiceover for whatever brand is sponsoring that part of the race.

They make millions, and no one leaves the seat. And please, Hamilton's not the only driver in the race. Try being a little less partial as well.



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  Reply # 170814 13-Oct-2008 08:09
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I also recorded it that night, so their story about bad weather is rubbish. You speak of problems I regularly have recording F1 on Sky too. The only reason I subcribe to SkySport is for my F1 - I was gutted when TV1 stopped broadcasting it and I would gladly stop paying Sky exorbanent months costs if I could watch it some place else. 

Which leads me onto Magu's comment - can you post the URL you watch F1 online? I googled Globo and found this page:, but it appears I need to login - if I could understand Spanish it would help! Also I imagine the commentary will be in Spanish too won't it?  Does anyone else have any links to watch F1 online? cheers

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  Reply # 170817 13-Oct-2008 09:06
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For the live one (using ITV through a proxy somewhere):

Not gonna make it into a link because I don't want lots of people accessing it and the guy figuring out where the hits come from.

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