12th Mar 12, 09:54 #61
How much does the BBC pay Sky so that its cannels are broadcast over satellite. I have a sum ITRO £10m in my head.....
....from the license fee, of course!Opinions are like ar5eholes, everyone has one.
12th Mar 12, 11:28 #62
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All BBC channels are FTA on satellite, so they're not paying for use of Sky's encryption system. The BBC contract with the operators of the Astra satellites directly for the actual broadcasting.
12th Mar 12, 12:46 #63
Mind you I've never really understood Sky anyway, it's really not good value unless you like watching live football, and even then it's a lot of money to pay out.The one about the f-ing hairdresser, the space hairdresser & the cowboy. The guy, he's got a tin foil pal & a pedal bin. His father's a robot & he's f-ing f-d his sister. Lego! They're all made of f-ing lego.
12th Mar 12, 12:52 #64
I would be happy to pay a one off to watch the race, online or on the TV, I am not subscribing over and above what I have to get the channel (which is only in SD on my Virgin package). If I already had sky instead I would have the HD pack and therefore would have the channel.
As it is I will probably stick with the Beeb for now, unless the extended highlights prove disasterous, unless I can borrow a Sky Go login for a small black market sum from someone friendly who hasn't registered to the max number of devices on theirs"I" before "E" except after "C". Weird.
12th Mar 12, 16:08 #65
I'm going to watch every other race for 15 minutes and then fall asleep... and then read about it on autosport.com
12th Mar 12, 19:42 #66
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12th Mar 12, 19:49 #67
13th Mar 12, 10:47 #68
We've yet to see how much racing there is in the highlights programme. I'm guessing about 45 minutes or so?
13th Mar 12, 15:16 #69
14th Mar 12, 03:07 #70
I could watch either German RTL or spanish (is it Antena3 this year?) on telly, but I'll end up watching both + UK (whichever it is this yeat) on t'internet and simultaneously chatting with y'all as usualHola Amisgüitos
14th Mar 12, 11:32 #71
Just seen that we in South Africa will be getting live commentary from each race from the BBC, not Sky, which is great cos I love Ben Edwards' commentaries, but it also means that their highlights packages will be just edits of live commentary which is pretty much what I thought they would do.CMR4L titles: 2, RBR MF Cup titles: 2
14th Mar 12, 12:28 #72
Well BBC won't be doing live commentary for half of the races. I can't see them commentating on a race live and then cutting it - but you never know I suppose.
14th Mar 12, 12:34 #73
2 hrs programme there should be easily an hour and 20 of the race (which should be enough for 90% of the race in most cases. If its well edited it should be ok, but I've always hated watching highlights as I like to understand whats happening every lap, and even seeing a gap rising suddenly from 2 to 5 seconds as they've cut a few uneventful laps out, bothers me"I" before "E" except after "C". Weird.
14th Mar 12, 15:17 #74
Shame there's no BBC coverage.
In Greece the race will be on pay tv.
If I manage to wake up on time, I will watch it on RTL or any other satellite channel.
If I don't, then I will donwload Sky coverage
14th Mar 12, 15:34 #75The world according to Taki Inoue: https://mobile.twitter.com/takiinoue/status/301406167249326080
14th Mar 12, 15:42 #76
14th Mar 12, 16:02 #77
The obvious example is/was the North American races. The 1 hour highlights on BBC/ITV would be on few hours later.The world according to Taki Inoue: https://mobile.twitter.com/takiinoue/status/301406167249326080
14th Mar 12, 16:58 #78
I'll be watching the race at 6am on Sky on Sunday morning.
The one factor that leaves me happy to do is the lack of adverts during the race. No doubt we'll have loads before and after, but I can cope with that.
My plan for the season:
Sky only races - Watch LIVE on Sky, record BBC highlights - watch them too when convenient.
Sky/BBC races - Watch LIVE on BBC!
When I am not in - dilemna!
Sky+ live race on Sky, depending on mood/circuit/expectations/coverage - choose between the twoNiente è vero, tutto è permesso
14th Mar 12, 17:11 #79The one about the f-ing hairdresser, the space hairdresser & the cowboy. The guy, he's got a tin foil pal & a pedal bin. His father's a robot & he's f-ing f-d his sister. Lego! They're all made of f-ing lego.
14th Mar 12, 17:42 #80
The BBC will be commentating live for foreigner broadcasters, it's relatively easy to edit and yields better results than faking surprise in post production.