phil1993 wrote: mikhailv wrote:
François wrote:I mean for the BBC.
The BBC is just an epic failure.
I mean, they just bought a show to 'rival' x-factor for £17million. They pay presenters way way too much. 90% of the programmes bye the BBC are just utter c**p.
The only BBC programmes I watch are Luther, Topgear, Sherlock and F1 along with the news and Moto GP. Theres literally nothing else. Countryfile? Rubbish. One show? rubbish. all the escape to the country/homes under the hammer? Rubbish. Doctors and bargain hunt? rubbish. Cash in the attic? rubbish. almost all the tv shows on BBC are absolute rubbish.
I dont get how you could cut F1 which has a MASSIVE viewing platform, much much more than alot of those programmes put together but still keep the rubbish!
Funny how the government basically runs BBC and their fiasco with the Murdochs and links/connections. Who knows, maybe Bernies had his phone hacked and is being black mailed
This is only the second time I've ever agreed with you. This x1000
Sponsors will pull out if they don't get free-to-air for all the races. I can see F1 suffering badly. Sure, its only the UK, but the UK is easily the biggest part of Formula 1.
Its not just the uk remember! Their feed is sold on to many many countries for a fee, so BBC get money BACK through selling on! This is whats REALLY bothering me!
I mean look at moto GP. 90% of the races, the qualifying and practice is red button only. Admitted BBC 2 showed the US GP, but thats the only race i remember live on terrestrial TV. Why are they wasting money on Moto GP if they arent using it! I love watching it, but no publicity, no advertising and the fact that BBC send out as many people to cover Moto as F1 just shows how much money they are throwing away.
Its not just that, but if it helps, get rid of the forum after the race. get rid of some of the c**p on the race build up. I wouldnt mind if we had the presenters sat in a motorhome somewhere just discussing the weekend, who they think will win etc. 500 people isnt necessary for the coverage surely. Keep the presenters, get the 5 live crew in on the television too at a round table and just have a good conversation about the key points of the weekend, have one of those brundle explanations and thats it. Im not bothered about loosing jake humphries going to mugello with fernando or water skiing with lewis. Its obsolete, if it cuts the cost then do it.
I quite like the sit down and have a good old fashion talk in the build. Sort of like the forum but before the race. it would be cheaper and it wouldnt take so many people to run the weekend.
The F1 coverage is fantastic. i love watching practice, I love watching quali and the race. I can live without all the bulls** inbetween, before and after. Just give me, the race, a half hour round table discussion before and after (take half hour from the pre-race and put it post-race) and just stick to the basics. its the racing we all want, so just give us it in its pure form.
Anyone else agree?