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BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Pleasantly surprised the BBC didn't bump this to BBC2 considering there is no UK team - it even got the full half hour build up on BBC1 when I think previous Friday night games have often only come on air at 7.55pm, with the build up on the red button (and as it usually features Wales, on BBC Wales).
Turns out nobody had 2020 vision.
DV
dvboy Central (West) Midlands Today
Don't know when the last time they simulcast a premier league match but Leicester v Stoke is on Sky One tomorrow (as well as SSME, SSPL and SSMix).
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RD
rdd Founding member
New graphics from Fox Sports Australia for the new Super Rugby season, retaining the “XV” branding they’ve used for a while but with a new font, not looking as good IMO.

Edit: seems to be only for SuperRugby at the moment, the (nicer) previous set being used for A-League football on BT Sport.
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DV
dvboy Central (West) Midlands Today
Horrible mix of old and new graphics in use on the BBC's coverage of the Glasgow Indoor Athletics.
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MA
mapperuo North Reporting Scotland
dvboy posted:
Horrible mix of old and new graphics in use on the BBC's coverage of the Glasgow Indoor Athletics.


Pretty nasty. Seems only the presentation OB is using new graphics, world feed is the old ones.
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
When the new look was announced the athletics was specifically mentioned as getting them but I don't think any meeting (where the BBC acted as host) had them last year.
Turns out nobody had 2020 vision.
DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
At last Formula One launch their promised own OTT service in several countries ...

F1 announce launch of OTT service called F1 TV. Will be available in 2018 in: Germany, France, USA, Mexico, Belgium, Austria, Hungary, and most of Latin America. Will provide commercial-free live streams of each race, and access to 20 driver on-board cameras every race.

F1 TV Pro will cost between $8 and $12 per month. A less expensive non-live subscription tier, called F1 TV Access, will provide live race timing data and radio commentary as well as extended highlights. F1 TV Access will be available on a near-global basis.

(TVSM)

No UK for the moment, maybe later.
HC
Hatton Cross Central (West) Midlands Today
Would have thought Sky's lock out deal with the old owner, may have put a stop to this launching in the UK.

Most of the launch countries incidentally renewed the linear TV deals with FOM Liberty, rather than FOM Eccleston.
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ST
Ste Founding member Granada North West Today
Would have thought Sky's lock out deal with the old owner, may have put a stop to this launching in the UK.

Most of the launch countries incidentally renewed the linear TV deals with FOM Liberty, rather than FOM Eccleston.


Also in Germany there is no longer a Pay-TV partner with Sky Germany having lost the rights after the end of last season. F1 is now only on FTA RTL in Germany after being on RTL and Sky Germany/Premiere for many years.
MI
Mike516 (previously a516) Central (East) East Midlands Today
Ste posted:
Would have thought Sky's lock out deal with the old owner, may have put a stop to this launching in the UK.

Most of the launch countries incidentally renewed the linear TV deals with FOM Liberty, rather than FOM Eccleston.


Also in Germany there is no longer a Pay-TV partner with Sky Germany having lost the rights after the end of last season. F1 is now only on FTA RTL in Germany after being on RTL and Sky Germany/Premiere for many years.

It didn't lose the rights. It walked away from negotiations after it couldn't get exclusivity, leaving a void that F1 are filling themselves.
DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
.... an aside

Streamer DAZN have picked up the Commonwealth Games rights for Canada, which must be a tremendous blow for conventional broadcasters, whether free or subscription based, in the Country.

,,, onwards.
JO
Jon Central (West) Midlands Today
On the contrary, I suspect there was very little interest in it from convential broadcasters. Another blow to the profile of the games in a Commonwealth country.

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