Formula One to return to BBC TV

chris

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
Sep 24, 2012
Messages
356
Reaction score
259
Points
63
Age
49
My Satellite Setup
TalkTalk TV
My Location
Worksop UK
The BBC has secured the television rights to show Formula One in the UK from the 2009 season.

The five-year deal marks the return of the sport to BBC screens 12 years after ITV began broadcasting Grands Prix.

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone said: "I am delighted to conclude this new deal with the BBC.

"It is an exciting time in Formula One and the BBC has some innovative new ideas to consolidate and expand our UK fan base."

The deal covers all platforms and will see F1 broadcast on the BBC Sport website, as well as on TV and radio.

Dominic Coles, BBC Sport director of sport rights, said: "The biggest motorsporting event in the world is returning home after 12 years.

"We were delighted when Bernie Ecclestone approached us about the return of F1 to the BBC.

"F1 is a crown jewel of sports broadcasting, so to bring the rights back to their traditional home from 2009 is tremendously exciting.

"Fans will be able to enjoy uninterrupted, state of the art and innovative coverage from BBC Sport, across all of our TV, radio and new media platforms, for the first time since 1996."
 

Analoguesat

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
Jul 26, 2003
Messages
49,259
Reaction score
9,906
Points
113
Location
Scottish Borders
My Satellite Setup
TM 5402HD
Sky+ UK.
My Location
Scottish Borders
Hooray - no more bloody advert breaks just as the most important action of the race occurs.
 

pgh13

Specialist Contributor
Joined
Apr 5, 2005
Messages
1,679
Reaction score
409
Points
83
Age
69
My Satellite Setup
XTrend ET8000, Dr HD 15, PC/twinhan combination. 80cm dish. GBPVR with 2 DTTV cards +hauppauge Media MVP +Raspberry Pi running XBMC
My Location
Midlands UK
Seconded.....lets just hope that

"Fans will be able to enjoy uninterrupted, state of the art and innovative coverage from BBC Sport, across all of our TV, radio and new media platforms, for the first time since 1996."

doesn't carry the usual subtext "as long as there isn't a football match at the same time"
 

jimbo

Retired Mod
Joined
Jan 1, 2000
Messages
3,482
Reaction score
1
Points
0
Age
71
My Satellite Setup
Sky HD, TM6800HD, Manhattan Plaza ST550 and TM1500 CI+. 1.0m dish and 36v motor, Panasonic DVD HDD recorder and Panasonic video/DVD recorder. Sony G800 HD TV stand/surround system + Sony KDL40W2000. Infinity USB, Elvis, CAS1, CAS2.
My Location
Greater London
Glad to see F1 is coming home.:)
 

rolfw

Believe it when I see it Admin.
Staff member
Joined
May 1, 1999
Messages
38,118
Reaction score
1,483
Points
113
My Satellite Setup
Technomate 5402 HD M2 Ci, DM7000s, Transparent 80cm Dish, Moteck SG2100 DiseqC motor, lots of legacy gear. Meters: Satlook Digital NIT, Promax HD Ranger+ spectrum analyser.
My Location
Berkshire
I have to say that once upon a time I would have been delighted with this news, but now Formula one is far too predictable, perhaps the removal of traction control may make a little difference, but I doubt it.

I ask myself the questions, do I really care about races, in which many of the participants have deserted their home countries to live in tax free havens the minute the achieve any form of success? Do I feel any excitement at the chance of a British born Emigré driver taking the F1 title in his second season?

The answer is no, not really, not any more.


God that feels better. :-rofl2
 

jimbo

Retired Mod
Joined
Jan 1, 2000
Messages
3,482
Reaction score
1
Points
0
Age
71
My Satellite Setup
Sky HD, TM6800HD, Manhattan Plaza ST550 and TM1500 CI+. 1.0m dish and 36v motor, Panasonic DVD HDD recorder and Panasonic video/DVD recorder. Sony G800 HD TV stand/surround system + Sony KDL40W2000. Infinity USB, Elvis, CAS1, CAS2.
My Location
Greater London
rolfw said:
Bloody hell, the site's been taken over by grumpy old men :eek: :-rofl2
So it seems :-rofl2
 

irart

Regular Member
Joined
Dec 29, 2007
Messages
216
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Age
80
My Satellite Setup
Sky Freesat in UK,
Astra 1 ana/dig in UK
using Technomate -5000 DAPCI,
Astra 2 South Beam and Eurobird in Spain.
My Location
Cornwall, UK
So the BBC has got Formula 1 back - yawn - let's hope that they retain Moto Grand Prix coverage as well. Real racing with overtaking and excitement!
 

Oily

Regular Member
Joined
Dec 23, 2005
Messages
508
Reaction score
1
Points
18
Age
53
My Satellite Setup
Satellite=Motorized Triax 88cm&a DM800HD with 500gb hd.Vu+ Duo
My Location
Radcliffe
irart said:
So the BBC has got Formula 1 back - yawn - let's hope that they retain Moto Grand Prix coverage as well. Real racing with overtaking and excitement!

Here here.
Now on to F1,zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
I hope they re-use Fleetwood Mac's song 'The Chain' for the intro :-worship
 

Yeshi

Regular Member
Joined
Oct 30, 2005
Messages
865
Reaction score
4
Points
18
Age
38
Location
Norden - Near Edenfield (not Rochdale)
My Satellite Setup
Dm500, TM9100, Samsung V+, 1M Dish. Motect 2100..
37Inch Plasma, Wii, Xbox360.
My Location
Behind pin 9 on an atmel
i wonder if this bid has something to do with the recent cut backs at the bbc??
 

Salty25

Retired Mod
Joined
Oct 26, 2004
Messages
2,436
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Age
35
My Satellite Setup
Sky+ Pace v3, and before that analouge 80cm dish with Prima by Pace box pointed at 19.2e (not very imaginative then!)
My Location
Colchester, Essex
Well I think it's great news, time for a change and no ads!
 

Topper

Amo Amas Amant Admin
Staff member
Joined
Nov 18, 2004
Messages
23,686
Reaction score
3,855
Points
113
Age
67
My Satellite Setup
1.2Mtr Polar MTG yes it has been on the arc for 35 years and is now fixed on 13 East using two pairs of rusty molegrips. Unlike me they never groan but always perform.
My Location
Blackburn, Lancashire
Salty25 said:
Well I think it's great news, time for a change and no ads!


I wonder which of the commentators will be defecting to the Beeb :eek:
 

Salty25

Retired Mod
Joined
Oct 26, 2004
Messages
2,436
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Age
35
My Satellite Setup
Sky+ Pace v3, and before that analouge 80cm dish with Prima by Pace box pointed at 19.2e (not very imaginative then!)
My Location
Colchester, Essex
Topper said:
I wonder which of the commentators will be defecting to the Beeb :eek:

Not James Allen
 

jimbo

Retired Mod
Joined
Jan 1, 2000
Messages
3,482
Reaction score
1
Points
0
Age
71
My Satellite Setup
Sky HD, TM6800HD, Manhattan Plaza ST550 and TM1500 CI+. 1.0m dish and 36v motor, Panasonic DVD HDD recorder and Panasonic video/DVD recorder. Sony G800 HD TV stand/surround system + Sony KDL40W2000. Infinity USB, Elvis, CAS1, CAS2.
My Location
Greater London
Martin Brundle I hope. Not Blundell though I hope.
 

wod

Specialist Contributor
Joined
Aug 7, 2005
Messages
4,213
Reaction score
235
Points
63
My Satellite Setup
1m channel master, jaeger smr1224, Inverto black ultra twin, technomate tm-1500ci, broken receiver vantage x221ci, New additions Skybox F5s and technomate tm-5402 HD arriving soon.
My Location
yorkshire
they have the old f1 theme tune on the bbc sport website hop that gets used again
 

sprog

Regular Member
Joined
Aug 5, 2004
Messages
76
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Age
52
My Satellite Setup
Echostar 808 CI Via
Jokercam-Retired!,T-REX,
Rusty Old 80cm mesh dish on fence pole!
My Location
South Wales
Bring back Murray Walker! I wonder if the old licence fee will also go up by F1 proportions.....Glad its back on the beeb with no adverts lets hope the program maintains the high standards that ITV have managed...less the adverts!
 

Salty25

Retired Mod
Joined
Oct 26, 2004
Messages
2,436
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Age
35
My Satellite Setup
Sky+ Pace v3, and before that analouge 80cm dish with Prima by Pace box pointed at 19.2e (not very imaginative then!)
My Location
Colchester, Essex
I hope they don't bring back 'The Chain' (the old theme tune), that would be so cheesy and old now. If they must insist though, they should have it redone by a band about at the moment, ie Kasabian.

Personally, I think the BBC wouldn't go far wrong if they gave their coverage a similiar feeling that the Champions League coverage on Sky Sports has.
 

Oily

Regular Member
Joined
Dec 23, 2005
Messages
508
Reaction score
1
Points
18
Age
53
My Satellite Setup
Satellite=Motorized Triax 88cm&a DM800HD with 500gb hd.Vu+ Duo
My Location
Radcliffe
Salty25 said:
I hope they don't bring back 'The Chain' (the old theme tune), that would be so cheesy and old now. If they must insist though, they should have it redone by a band about at the moment, ie Kasabian.

Wash your mouth out Salty :eek:
It's classic Fleetwood Mac and should stay that way,i rather not have it 'spoiled' by another band although i do like Kasabian
 

rolfw

Believe it when I see it Admin.
Staff member
Joined
May 1, 1999
Messages
38,118
Reaction score
1,483
Points
113
My Satellite Setup
Technomate 5402 HD M2 Ci, DM7000s, Transparent 80cm Dish, Moteck SG2100 DiseqC motor, lots of legacy gear. Meters: Satlook Digital NIT, Promax HD Ranger+ spectrum analyser.
My Location
Berkshire
I agree, The chain is a classic piece of music and is now synonymous with formula 1, well at least it was when it was interesting. ;) :-lmao

Don't re-record it, it cannot be improved, it is iconic.
 

Salty25

Retired Mod
Joined
Oct 26, 2004
Messages
2,436
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Age
35
My Satellite Setup
Sky+ Pace v3, and before that analouge 80cm dish with Prima by Pace box pointed at 19.2e (not very imaginative then!)
My Location
Colchester, Essex
I just think if you bring back 'The Chain', you bring back all those Gentlemen's Club connotations that F1 has been trying so hard to get rid of.

ITV can be criticised until the cows come home, but what can't be said is that they have been stuck in the past in terms of presentation (not that they have, as a network, much of a past in F1 to get stuck back in!!!).

I reckon they will make a totally new theme anyway, whether that be commissioned especially or taken from what's out there already.
 

rolfw

Believe it when I see it Admin.
Staff member
Joined
May 1, 1999
Messages
38,118
Reaction score
1,483
Points
113
My Satellite Setup
Technomate 5402 HD M2 Ci, DM7000s, Transparent 80cm Dish, Moteck SG2100 DiseqC motor, lots of legacy gear. Meters: Satlook Digital NIT, Promax HD Ranger+ spectrum analyser.
My Location
Berkshire
Gentleman's Club salty? It has become much more of one in recent years, the entrance fee now being in hundreds of Millions rather than Millions.
 
Top