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Old 03-02-2013, 09:39
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With testing starting on Tuesday, I thought now would be a good time to get this up and running. Note that BBC's line-up has not been officially confirmed in some places as noted below:

BBC F1
- Suzi Perry (Presenter)
- Ben Edwards (Commentator)*
- David Coulthard (Commentator + Pundit)*
- Eddie Jordan (Pundit)*
- Lee McKenzie (Pitlane)
- Gary Anderson (Pitlane)*

* not officially confirmed by BBC, but a matter of pedantry on my half, really

BBC will screen
1) LIVE coverage of 10 race weekends: Practice (BBC Red Button), Qualifying, Race and Forum (BBC Red Button)
- April 14th: China
- May 12th: Spain
- June 9th: Canada
- June 30th: Britain
- July 21st: 'a European round'*
- August 25th: Belgium
- September 8th: Italy
- October 13th: Japan
- October 27th: India
- November 25th: Brazil

2) Highlights of 10 race weekends: Qualifying, Race and Forum (BBC Red Button)
- March 17th: Australia (afternoon - 120 minutes)
- March 24th: Malaysia (afternoon - 120 minutes)
- April 21st: Bahrain (evening - 90 minutes)
- May 26th: Monaco (evening - 90 minutes)
- July 7th: Germany (evening - 90 minutes)
- July 28th: Hungary (evening - 90 minutes)
- September 22nd: Singapore (evening - 90 minutes)
- October 6th: Korea (afternoon - 120 minutes)
- November 3rd: Abu Dhabi (evening - 90 minutes)
- November 17th: USA (late night - 120 minutes)

* if 'a European round' does not take place, BBC will only have live coverage of 9 race weekends

BBC 5 Live F1
- James Allen (Commentator)
- Jennie Gow (Pitlane)
- co-commentator tbc

BBC F1 is...
- available to watch/listen to again for up to 7 days on BBC iPlayer
- available to watch live online for the 10 races that they cover
- available to listen to live online for every race in 2013

Sky Sports F1
- Simon Lazenby (Presenter - Main)
- Ted Kravitz (Presenter - Magazine + Pitlane)
- Steve Rider (Presenter - Legends)
- Martin Brundle (Commentator)
- David Croft (Commentator)
- Anthony Davidson (Commentator + Pundit)
- Damon Hill (Pundit)
- Johnny Herbert (Pundit)
- Natalie Pinkham (Presenter - Magazine + Pitlane)

Sky Sports F1 will screen...
- every Qualifying and Race LIVE uninterrupted advert free
- every F1 Practice session LIVE
- The F1 Show every Friday from February 15th
- GP2 and GP3 LIVE uninterrupted advert free
- along with a Legends programme and extra programming outside of race weekends
- interviews and other tidbits on Sky Sports News with Rachel Brookes and Craig Slater reporters

Sky Sports F1 is...
- available to people with Sky on Channel 406 who have the HD package OR the Sports package
- available to people with Virgin Media on Channel 516 who have the Sky Sports package (SD only, HD channel is Sky exclusive - could change though)
- available on Sky Go with the relevant subscription
- available on Xbox 360 for Sky customers with an Xbox LIVE Gold subscription

Other bits
- The BBC and Sky Sports deal is 2012 through to 2018 inclusive
- BBC's theme tune is Fleetwood Mac - The Chain
- Sky's theme tune is Alistair Griffin - Just Drive

Archive
2002 to 2007
- part 1 (March 2002 to June 2003)
- part 2 (June 2003 to May 2004)
- part 3 (May 2004 to April 2005)
- part 4 (April 2005 to November 2005)
- part 5 (November 2005 to June 2006)
- part 6 (June 2006 to March 2007)
- part 7 (March 2007 to January 2008)
- part 8 (January 2008 to March 2008)

2008
- part 1
- part 2
- part 3

2009
- part 1 -- unavailable
- part 2
- part 3

2010
- part 1
- part 2
- part 3
- part 4

2011
- part 1
- part 2
- part 3
- part 4
- part 5

2012
- part 1
- part 2
- part 3
- part 4
- part 5

Updated on February 3rd, 2013.

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Old 03-02-2013, 09:43
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Sky Sports F1 - Testing Coverage
As it stands, Sky are not screening testing live. With everything, though, of course that could change - there may be more demand than expected, the 'story' of testing may justify live coverage later on... who knows. But, currently, no live coverage is scheduled for Sky Sports F1.

What is scheduled is as follows:
- live reports on Sky Sports News with Rachel Brookes/Craig Slater
- testing round-up every weeknight at 21:00 on SSF1, with Ted's Notebook at 21:15
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:10
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Don't forget Ted's Notebook.
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:12
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Don't forget Ted's Notebook.
Have added that, although it follows straight after the round-up, so if you're watching the round-up, you shouldn't miss the Notebook.
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:54
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New thread. I didn't notice. Thanks D.M.N.

I nearly posted in 2012 part 5. Because it was still open. I don't know if that's a problem or not.

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Old 03-02-2013, 11:40
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Oh great Gp2 and Gp3 is on sky.
I thought it was mentioned on here that this wasn't happening anymore
I really enjoyed GP2/3 last year with great commentary from Will Buxton and Jerome. Hope that Will is still providing the commentary.
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:55
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Sky Sports F1 - Testing Coverage
As it stands, Sky are not screening testing live. With everything, though, of course that could change - there may be more demand than expected, the 'story' of testing may justify live coverage later on... who knows. But, currently, no live coverage is scheduled for Sky Sports F1.

What is scheduled is as follows:
- live reports on Sky Sports News with Rachel Brookes/Craig Slater
- testing round-up every weeknight at 21:00 on SSF1, with Ted's Notebook at 21:15
The 9pm slot and Ted's notebook looks brill, look forward to that, thanks for sharing.
Not sure live testing would really be good viewing, has anyone ever shown this live?
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:15
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Thanks for the new thread, I remember when all of the F1 was on the BBC
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:34
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Good to see the new thread, feels like the new season must be close.
Anyway, I know history and tradition dictate the name of the thread, but why is it called The Verdict?
Surely we cannot have a verdict until all the evidence has been presented.

Just asking.
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:47
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"Good morning world, it's a brand new page"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iy_02SrBpZY

RedBull launch is LIVE on SkySports News today, Cheesey Cheeser Craig is on the scene
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Old 03-02-2013, 14:50
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Thanks for the new thread, I remember when all of the F1 was on the BBC
And I remember when all the cricket, golf and Horse racing was on the beeb!

Well not all but you know what I mean.

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Old 03-02-2013, 15:06
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Thanks for the new thread, I remember when all of the F1 was on the BBC
Me too, it was only about 15 months ago right
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Old 03-02-2013, 15:08
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oh here we go.....
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Old 03-02-2013, 16:13
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Just out of interest, does anyone know which year was the "busiest" in terms of the number of posts in the verdict threads?
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Old 03-02-2013, 17:39
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Just out of interest, does anyone know which year was the "busiest" in terms of the number of posts in the verdict threads?
2010 - 14,848 posts
2011 - 15,313 posts
2012 - 15,590 posts
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Old 03-02-2013, 17:43
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I love this little online community of ours so I'm delighted to be able to say hello to all fans on the 1st page of the 1st day of the 2013 forum.
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Old 03-02-2013, 17:59
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Nice new thread, hey everyone

I was going to respond to the comment about Suzi Perry "whispering" but surely there's no need for her to be presenting in an over-excited style, I mean, it's just the car launch and many of the parts you see won't be on there for the first race. As a fan of Moto GP I'm looking forward to seeing her present F1.

D.M.N. - you've got the Sky F1 channel as channel 406 in your OP, is it changing from 408?
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Old 03-02-2013, 18:11
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Interesting, I guess the higher figures are down to the BBC v Sky debates
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Old 03-02-2013, 18:13
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Shiny and new, just the like new Merc...

Interesting, I guess the higher figures are down to the BBC v Sky debates
Would like to see the uniques stats over the years.
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Old 03-02-2013, 18:16
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Thanks for the new thread D.M.N. Feels like the new season always starts with our new thread

Sky Sports F1 will also be available via Now TV, rumoured to be launching in March.

Has there been any more news on which channel in the UK will show Indycar this season?
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Old 03-02-2013, 18:17
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Tag, looking forward to 2013

Just a shame that I think highlights viewers will have to miss out on more coverage this season due to the longer races being cut down.
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Old 03-02-2013, 18:37
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D.M.N. - you've got the Sky F1 channel as channel 406 in your OP, is it changing from 408?
Yes, it's moving to 406 from tomorrow!

Just to add my thanks to D.M.N. for his superb organisational skills - opening a new thread and getting all key information in one, easy to find, place.
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Old 03-02-2013, 18:45
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Interesting, I guess the higher figures are down to the BBC v Sky debates
I actually thought that there was a lot more comments early last year, but the amount of comments dropped as the year went on, mainly in the latter part of the year.

Would like to see the uniques stats over the years.
In terms of total hits for this thread:

- 2010 - 1.07 million views
- 2011 - 1.09 million views
- 2012 - 1.38 million views

Pretty astonishing, really.

Has there been any more news on which channel in the UK will show Indycar this season?
Unfortunately not, not looking good.... same applies to WRC.
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Old 03-02-2013, 18:57
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I actually thought that there was a lot more comments early last year, but the amount of comments dropped as the year went on, mainly in the latter part of the year.

In terms of total hits for this thread:

- 2010 - 1.07 million views
- 2011 - 1.09 million views
- 2012 - 1.38 million views

Pretty astonishing, really.
I think we may see a fair slump this year. The fury over the BBC/Sky thing is gone now. I reckon we will return in line with 2011/2010. Do you have stats going further back? Or is that to much of an ask. Don't worry if it is.

Still it's a popular thread. The Ratings Thread in the TV section must be massive because it just keeps going every day.

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Old 03-02-2013, 20:32
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I doubt you could get any stats on this, but I remember the thread being particularly popular when ITV put practice online for the first time.
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