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ITV F1 coverage cockup

Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by Joe Pineapples, Jul 6, 2003.

  1. Joe Pineapples

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    Nice of ITV to cut into the adverts on the final lap of this weekends GP. Perhaps they're trying out a new format of 'advert flash......F1 flash........adverts.........luvly piano music with ITV logo.

    I wonder if anyone from skydigital have joined their ranks recently.

    Dean
     
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    Yep, a right cockup :(
    I wonder if ITV will be advertising for a new Director :devil:
    And not even an appoligy.
     
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    Anything could have happened on the last lap and we'd have been none the wiser.... never used to happen on the BBC!
     
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    That was a complete joke
     
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    With BBC French Grand Prix coverage clashing with Wimbledon ping-pong final , usually resulted in F1 being shown in two short segments, so ITV deserve some credit. ( That's me being generous :D ).
    Some ITV regions lost the final lap, then the elevator piano testcard, then another ad break straight away, no apology, maybe they didn't know it happened.
    No Martin Brundle pit walk from Magnycour, were they scared of more naughty words. David Coulthard managed to squeeze one in during his post race interview. The Count was already annoyed because you could hear his grunted " Doh ! " after introducing Louise Goodman as Ted Kravitz. Nice one Jim !
    ITV are way too sensitive about the minor swear word faux pas, it's not as if anyone said the real nasties :eek:
     
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    was that the one where they found Ozzy in the pitlane.....on about his dogs sh**ing everywhere?
     
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    Yes that was one, Ralph Schumacher said the sh..... word, Kimi Raikkonen the pi... word, and Norbert Haug the bo.....king word, ditto DC.
     
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    What the hell do they expect if they ask Ozzy to say a few words?!
     
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    it was shocking, the cock-up i mean. they could've at least said sorry.
     
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    At least you F1 fans get plenty of coverage. Rally fans only get about less than 30mins for 3 days. It's also moved to late night slots quite often. That said, I do like C4's presentation. And the Saturday night showing will no doubt conflict with Sky's stupid scheduling of Alias.
     
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    over here, we get live coverage on irish tv as well as itv.
    although the irish channel does have ad breaks, as far as i know they always show the last ten laps of a gp without interuption.
    on a good sunday, you can flick between itv and rte and not miss any of the race:smashin:
     
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    The practice session yesterday was absolutely superb. The in car coverage was the best I've ever seen and made it a great experience for me. I'm usually the 1st to slag ITV off but on this occasion I have to take my hat off to them :smashin:
     
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    Although cutting to an ad when the peace loony ran on track was pretty typical.

    Ad breaks mean that we miss the equivalent viewing time of around 3 GP per annum.
     
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    Bad timing that.
    Marshalls should be equipped with high power rifles so that track invaders could be shot, otherwise one day a driver could be hurt if their car hits the guy. :D
     
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    Did my ears deceive me or did the commentator say something about Schumacher paying close attention to his brothers' rear end - or something like that. It was in the 1st couple of laps so I will watch again tonight.
     
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    Well, he is German, and we 'all know' what kind of porno they are 'reported' as being 'into'......

    (think Cartman's mom on the internet..... )
     
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    Tom .
     

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    It's even better than I thought:-
    "Ralf Schumacher who's got his brother Michael paying close attention to his backside"
    surely one for the Colemanballs
     
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    he was actually a religous nut, a bit like the man in your avatar:D
     
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    At the time I posted he was described as a peace protester, hence my description of him as a peace loony.

    I couldn't care less about Mr Bush's religious beliefs, it's his right wing policies I support :D
     
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    From County Kerry, Ireland but lives in London, had earlier been seen attaching lots of laminated biblical messages around the circuit.
    He claimed it was his Dance Of Peace, Read The Bible - It's Always Right.
    I can only guess he's unhappy Eddie Jordan went for Ralph Firman instead of Eddie Irvine ? :rolleyes:
     

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