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Brekkie26,546 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
They've said they will and suspect they will continue to do so unless it clashes with a significant racing fixture or if ratings are so low they don't justify being on C4 and get bumped to More4. Any idea how it rated on BBC2 - personally I don't get the logic in showing "practice" at all, especially 4 hours of it - that's nearly an hour and a half longer than th actual competitive tracktime.
Shouldn't that have been posted in the "John Logie Baird has Invented Television" thread?
dvboy7,919 posts since 11 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
Well it was cheap filler for BBC2, as they were being provided the pictures anyway, and took radio commentary.

I do think if you're the kind of die hard F1 fan that watches Friday practice you probably have a Sky Sports subscription, so its value on C4 is questionable.
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Brekkie26,546 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
If Channel 4 were doing a magazine show each live week we wouldn't be questioning it. So I'd imagine these practice session programmes will be quite feature heavy so more a structure for what otherwise would be a magazine programme.

Suspect they'll use the full amount of ads they can do so that will at least get some eyeballs on ads aimed at F1 fans, helping to fund the ad free races on the Sunday.
Shouldn't that have been posted in the "John Logie Baird has Invented Television" thread?
Hatton Cross2,056 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
If Channel 4 were doing a magazine show each live week we wouldn't be questioning it. So I'd imagine these practice session programmes will be quite feature heavy so more a structure for what otherwise would be a magazine programme.


Err.. when are they going to run these packages during the practice coverage?
Looking at the time of the slots on the previous page for next Friday, they'll be coming on air right on the button of the FOM F1 T-5 mins sting.
ITV "Occasionally it gives us something good, but for the most part, it is pathetic and puerile". Lord Taylor, House Of Commons, 1959.
dvboy7,919 posts since 11 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
They've said they will and suspect they will continue to do so unless it clashes with a significant racing fixture or if ratings are so low they don't justify being on C4 and get bumped to More4. Any idea how it rated on BBC2 - personally I don't get the logic in showing "practice" at all, especially 4 hours of it - that's nearly an hour and a half longer than th actual competitive tracktime.


Not sure if any of the sessions have been on More4 already but Practice 2 from the European Grand Prix will be on More4 on 17 June.
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flaziola1,407 posts since 19 Jun 2007
Channel 4 getting their first reschedule of Formula 1. Horse racing moved to More 4.
Ben Edwards mentioned it when they came back from a break for Q3, do any other broadcasters take the C4 commentary and if so is there an option to filter it out?

Nope went out on Eir Sport 1 (formerly Setanta Ireland)
harshy5,340 posts since 24 Mar 2001
Channel 4 getting their first reschedule of Formula 1. Horse racing moved to More 4.
Ben Edwards mentioned it when they came back from a break for Q3, do any other broadcasters take the C4 commentary and if so is there an option to filter it out?

Nope went out on Eir Sport 1 (formerly Setanta Ireland)

Dont Eir Sport 1 take sky sports english commentary?