2013 WSBK No-Spoiler Catch-All Thread

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  1. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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    SPEED: No Broadcast Deals In Place For 2013 MotoGP Or Superbike World Championships


    “[W]e expect to have MotoGP (Moto2 and Moto3) on the network in 2013, possibly announcing a new multi-year deal shortly,” SPEED Vice President of Media Relations Erik Arneson wrote in an e-mail to Roadracingworld.com on January 28. “And while communication remains open with Dorna regarding WSBK, there is no deal in place yet for 2013.”
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  2. AKDuc

    AKDuc Alaska Born Ducatisti

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    Bummer! Hopefully a deal will be forthcoming in short order!

    Thanks for the update and link. I've been searching wondering what's up. Mark H.
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  3. Kropotkin

    Kropotkin Big Girl's Blouse

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    Sorry about the thread drift, but I appear to have missed something. Care to explain?
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  4. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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    Humor. You'll laugh later.
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  5. Kropotkin

    Kropotkin Big Girl's Blouse

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    It was the "subscription only newsprint coverage" that has me confused. What the hell does that mean, and how the hell do you achieve that?
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  6. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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    Print media, subscription only -- A reference, no doubt to the AMA's half-assed way of handling anything other than the racing these days.
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  7. Kropotkin

    Kropotkin Big Girl's Blouse

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    That would be worse than Dorna. And that's saying something.
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  8. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    I am so looking forward to the season.

    I mean, I also watch MotoGP, but that always seems like a couple of Tie-Fighters chasing an X-Wing.

    WSBK is a different animal, it's Tron with 24 bikes at the start line.
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  9. BOOTLACE

    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum.

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    Enjoy it while you can. The DICKTATOR will be 'adjusting' things as of next season....
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  10. Codewheeney

    Codewheeney Hoopy Frood

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    More thread drift: DMG has really screwed up AMA Road Racing. Only 8 rounds this year (2 at Laguna), nothing in Southern Cal, nothing at Infineon. Pathetic, really. I can't see how we're going to develop another world class rider who doesn't do the Stoner thing and move to Europe.

    JC
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  11. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

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    Yep, just attempting to poke fun at the DMG/AMA's total lack of vision and referring back to the 70's and 80's where we had to wait for the new Cycle News to come out to find out what happened in the racing world that week.

    The way DMG is going, there won't even be video documentation of this season.

    At least DORNA produces its world feed and broadcasts it themselves. DMG wants everyone to pay them for production rights to a show that has little commercial appeal. Instead of "build it and they will come," they say "come and we will try to build it."

    Sorry. Thread derail over. :wink:
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  12. ErikY.

    ErikY. Here, Now.

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    Thanks amigo; I can't stand SPEED or it's announcers even if they do get it.

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  13. DogBoy

    DogBoy Not a Gnarly Adventurer

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    Do you know that DMG is asking someone to pay them for production rights? I've never seen that. I think they pay Chet Burkes Productions to produce the races and then DMG try to sell enough advertising to cover the cost of the air time they buy from SPEED. I think it worked the same way under the old AMA regime except now there is no pool of AMA membership dollars to dip into to cover losses.

    As for SPEED, I've been under the impression they are a broadcaster with air time to sell, so MotoGP, WSBK and AMA just buy time slots and deliver a fully produced program and advertising package. I believe SPEED paid for Formula 1 but everyone else pays their way onto the network. SPEED makes sure programing is branded with their name on their network but motorcycle racing is produced (filmed, edited, announced, ads sold) by independent contractors. This is what I have always read about motorcycle road racing on TV in the US. Anyone know for a fact if the arrangement is different?
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  14. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

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    See here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=20720816&postcount=128
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  15. DogBoy

    DogBoy Not a Gnarly Adventurer

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  16. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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    Sykes diagnosed with fractured radius

    Executive summary: Private test on the new Phillip Island asphalt bit a few riders. Sykes has a small fracture on his radius, expects to try to race at the season opener weekend after next. Next race in Aragon a month and a half after PI
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  17. Jim Moore

    Jim Moore Long timer

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    I've always wondered if the letters to Speed from race fans that started with "You guys fucking suck and let me tell you why ..." were having any effect. I think I have the answer.
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  18. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

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    Sorry. Didn't want to keep on about the AMA in this thread. :D
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  19. Bounder

    Bounder ExternallyDisplaced

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    Poor bastard, hope it doesn't affect his start to the season too much.
    He is very quick on the K bike and it sounds like he is a pretty good development rider, being banjaxed this early might be a handicap.
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  20. RichBeBe

    RichBeBe All Hail Seitan!!!

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