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Discussion in 'Racing' started by Paebr332, Jan 1, 2017.
I miss James Hunt and Murray Walker
Ralph Sheheen, who has all of Diffey's annoying habits and none of his expertise? Please no.
Don't recall ever seeing them on this side of the border.
I read somewhere that NBC didnt get the rights due to lack of money, but rather their insisting on a longer term contract.
If that is true then I can see coverage going to a pay channel/ PPV, just like MotoGP did, in the near future.
That would be the death knell for F1 in the USA. I can't believe a US media company would be so tone deaf.
Lets hope that that is not the case.
NBCSN is a US media company, and look who they hired to announce F1.
Yep, Four guys that I like listening to during the F1 broadcast.
Shrill-Leigh, Absolutely Matchett, Drunk Uncle Dave, and Mr.
I read that two issues came up.
1/ Length of contract. Liberty Media feel that their product is undervalued. They expect the value to rise and don't want to be tied-in to a low-paying, long-term contract.
2/ Digital rights. NBC wanted them. ESPN was willing to let them go.
Shrill-Leigh, I like it.
Got a link? What does #2 mean? Is ESPN going to forgo online streaming availability? If they do, will someone else be allowed to purchase them?
Indeed. But they were widely derided at the time - same sort of complaint that people have about others now. Walker was over-excitable, didn't pay enough attention, didn't know enough, was always warbling along about something irrelevant and missing the action, couldn't tell one driver from another etc.
"Mansell is slowing it down, taking it easy. Oh no he isn't! It's a lap record."
And with Hunt:
''Berger's car is on fire!''
''No Murray that's his rainlight''
It's true that we rarely appreciate what we have until we've lost it. Probably because what we have is rarely what we had been hoping we'd have.
...and will we have to pay for the privilege of watching the race online at a more convenient time?
I've heard clips of Walker's commentary. It's pretty funny in a two-minute-YouTube-blooper-video sort of way but if I'd had to listen to that for the whole race I'd have stuck pencils in my ears so far they met in the middle. The length of his career and the esteem in which he's still held* baffle me.
(A girl I knew way back in high school had the perfect term for it: She called such people "adorable incompetents.")
Not worth it. There's generally only enough excitement in a modern formula 1 race for a three minute highlight reel. Those will be free.
I'd guess the F1 website will be the place.
ESPN used to actually attend the races when they broadcast them before. I doubt that will happen now.
Correct on #2. Not just streaming, but all digital products, I would think. As for who executes that portion of it, it wasn't reported. I figured F1 itself might do that, but that's just me spitballing. Thy might well sell it separately, I don't know.
That's a thorny area. In theory, the rights seller wants to protect their TV partner's product because, historically, that's where the big money comes from. Digital revenues still can't match TV revenues, so that equation still holds true. So ordinarily, the licensor would not condone products which might steal audience away from their TV partner.
But if the digital rights are being held separate, who know what they might choose to do?