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rdd3,246 posts since 21 Jun 2001
I presume it will end once Premier Sports becomes available in Ireland in its own right. That said there’ll still be some shared content - Pro14 rugby, Allianz League GAA, and some Irish soccer.
rdd3,246 posts since 21 Jun 2001
Yes it will, it should be a complete split. And yes they do (to an extent). I’m not sure if that will change, they effectively bid for the rights as partners but I expect relations will sour now. Setanta still play out eir Sport and I’m not sure how that close relationship can last after this development.
irisscanner54 posts since 15 Jun 2018
UTV Newsline
I noticed on a news report that Virgin Media seem to have their own feed from ITV for Cheltenham, basically it's the same coverage as ITV but without the logo in the box in the top left corner (just a blank green box) and a virtual "Bulmers Irish Cider" ad on the course just after the Post. As that Cider is only known as Bulmers in Ireland, (it's Magners everywhere else) it stands to reason that it's a feed especially for Virgin Media.
rdd3,246 posts since 21 Jun 2001
They’ve always had that feed with the blank box, I’m not sure why the bother because, opening titles and break sting aside, it’s the entire unadulterated ITV Racing programme with plenty of other mentions of ITV. I think STV, at least initially, also used different opening titles.
Brekkie30,694 posts since 4 Jan 2003 Recently warned
HTV Wales Wales Today
More details about the restrictions on C4 under the new F1 deal.

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For example, only 50% of the total running time of C4's programme can now be taken up by the on-track coverage - down from between 60-70% last year. They are not allowed to do interviews in what is known as the 'pen' - where all the drivers are taken to do a round-robin of broadcasters after qualifying and race - or in the pit lane. Any 'pen' interviews they use will have to come from Sky. The amount of interviews C4 can do in the paddock is restricted. And they have been forbidden from doing a 'grid walk'.

None of these restrictions apply to the live British Grand Prix.

In addition, the highlights programmes can now not start until a minimum of three hours after the race.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/47542802
Shouldn't that have been posted in the "John Logie Baird has Invented Television" thread?
Hatton Cross3,093 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
Although since 2012 I've only watched one F1 race via FTA (all been on Sky Sports F1) I do recognise the value of having the 50/50(ish) split of live to highlights on BBC/Channel 4.

And I think it's a shame that only the British Grand Prix will be FTA live this season. But I'd hope that Sky & Liberty would try and find a couple of restrictions that Bernie - in his departing two finger salute to UK television race fans without Sky - put in, could have been relaxed for Channel 4.

One wonders if the contract is so tight, that any relaxing of it would cost FOM/Liberty huge compensation payments to Sky Sports, in even giving Channel 4 a smaller window from chequered flag to lights out on the race highlights.

The three hour window is very harsh. In fact, when the F1 circus goes west with race start times at 7/8pm UK time, and highlights won't be able to start until just before midnight, it's plauseable whether Channel 4 will even bother getting them on the same night, and just run them on the Monday evening at 6pm.
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Brekkie30,694 posts since 4 Jan 2003 Recently warned
HTV Wales Wales Today
One wonders if the contract is so tight, that any relaxing of it would cost FOM/Liberty huge compensation payments to Sky Sports, in even giving Channel 4 a smaller window from chequered flag to lights out on the race highlights.

Of course it would - Sky haven't bought the rights for the fun of it.
Shouldn't that have been posted in the "John Logie Baird has Invented Television" thread?