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Why won't Sky let me watch F1 on ITV!

Discussion in 'Sky Digital TV Forum' started by balders, Mar 1, 2002.

  1. balders

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    Last night, I was checking times of the ITV coverage of the Australian Grand Prix, and to my disgust, the Sky TV Guide told me that it wasn't being broadcast on Sky and I'd have to watch it on terrestrial! Needless to say, I was livid! The whole reason we've got Sky is that we get an awful terrestrial reception.

    Now I don't know whether this is because ITV won't let Sky show F1, or Sky are just trying to push F1 fans into paying the £12 per race for their F1 coverage (seems a bit of a coincidence). If it's the latter, then I think it's a pretty disgusting trick.

    Does anyone know which it is, before I launch off a raging email to Sky?

    Nigel

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    My understanding is that it is not Sky at fault here, but ITV and the F1 management. When ITV paid for the rights to show F1 they did not, apparently, pay for the digital satellite rights, just terrestial!!!!!!! So they can not legally uplink it to Sky.


    There is a lot more about this on digital spy
     
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    It makes you wonder if ITV decided not to purchase the extra rights for satellite coverage knowing people who were ignorant of the background story would target SKY for complaints.
    Bad press even if it's not warranted will stick.

    ITV have already used F1 in a advertising campaign during the first US GP, no surprise if it pops up again.
    I'm no fan of the BBC but they do seem to play fair when it comes to SKY, ITV it seems are happy to use spoiler tactics (late running programs and now this) to gain an advantage:(
     
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    It works the other way too apparently.

    Sky do not have the terrestrial rights to Xena. This means the ITV digital version of $ky One cant show Xena.
     
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    What??????!?!??!? I don't have a terristrial tuner now Sky have started broadcasting ITV. I have a plasma TV and I have got rid of the tuner. Does this mean no F1 for me?????

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    Unless you pay £12 per race I think it does. Not sure if they can hammer out a solution. Your other option is to stump up £100 for one of those Pace FTA boxes when they come out. Assuming you can get DTT of course. Have you not got a VCR somewhere? You could use the tuner in that.

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    Just been anounced that ITV1 will be showing F1 on Dsat after last minute talks.

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    After SKY1 put the final season on sunday afternoon and cut it accordingly it wasn't worth watching:(
     
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    Hi, on my EPG the Oz F1 was listed, both the live race & the repeat, on ITV 1 Granada & F1 Digital +.
    Neil.
    PS. I'm watching the repeat race now on Sky Digital.
    :p :p :p :D :D :p :p :p
     
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    :mad: Stayed up till 2am just to watch half the cars crash on the first corner.

    I'm glad I an't got digital to through £12 away on that.


    -Anyone, was the £12 worth it, as nothing was missed during itv adverts.



    Breezer
     
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    Recorded the live show on Sky+ and spent half the morning ironing in front of the telly (I'm just not a quick ironer, OK).

    Cheers,
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    Removed comment about news item on this site now corrected
     

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