Its not about cancelling the £25 deal, its about cancelling the £33.99 monthly.
A full season, bar 2 practice days and the FTA British GP can be done on 7 monthly passes. Thats £237.93 which seems the be the same amount as the 6 month deal plus a couple of month and day passes which appear not to give as fuller coverage.
Last year, it was only a couple of cancellations before NowTV started offering us the monthly on a discount, firstly £25 then £19.99. And these were not locked into 6 months so we could start the passes on optimal dates.
Without any further discount, £101.97 gets us the first 10 races, including the British GP courtesy of FTA Channel 4 coverage. If the £25/month offer was started today, that same point in time is covered by 4 months of the offer, so £100.
If the 6 month offer was not started until quali tomorrow, it will run out at Russia. So to complete the season, 2 monthly and 2 day passes are needed. Once a couple of day passes is needed to cover quali and race of Singapore, the 6 month @ £25 deal + 2 * day passes is a few penny's more expensive than 5 x monthly passes 169.95. The remainder of the season can then be covered on a couple of monthly passes. But if like last year, its possible that the monthly price will be discounted plus I am currently watching F2 and will later watch Fridays F1 practice which I would not be able to do if I had to wait to start the 6 month deal until tomorrow or end up on a more expensive combination.
From what I can see, the 6 month deal is not such a great deal. Plus don't forget to cancel the free 7 day boost. It seems to be a deal more for the benefit of NowTV than a benefit to Formula 1 viewers.
I might be wrong, but by being canny with the timing of the monthly passes, I'm no worse off than I would be by taking the £25/month offer for 6 months, but have everything to gain by future offers that may occur with better timing. The 6 month offer just seems to make up the shortfall between a continuous set of passes vs starting and stopping at optimal points in time.
I've already signed up for my first month and enjoying the new seasons coverage. I've already cancelled it too. One click of a button to cancel.
Of course, NowTV may just go and put their monthly pass price up....
Ok After quite a bit of persistance with live chat I have managed to speak to someone that actually used a bit of common sense and got the £20pm, basically they have refunded £30 which brings the overall 6months down to £20pm.
I have BB with them and possibly the threat of losing that may have swayed the coversation slightly.
I can see your point now @IanH64
But one click to cancel didn't seem to be the case for me. I found it so ridiculous that i took a screenshot of every page i went through in the process of cancelling it.
Like you say though, there could possibly be options that make it cheaper if i cancel after going for this £25 for 6 months, and I don't really lose out if I do cancel it anyway. It is just having to think about managing them every month that almost makes me want to just stick with the pass anyway. Or at least i will wait and see if i hear that many more people have got better offers when cancelling.
Just want to check, if i get this 6 month deal tomorrow, will it expire late enough that it can cover the race on Sunday the 26th of September at Russia?
Can I just check, is the F1 offering on NOW TV still only a live stream with no on demand capability to watch the race in the evening if you have, oh I don't know, a job!!
I don't mind the price they're charging IF and ONLY IF they also offer the coverage on demand later that day.
I'm a paramedic so work all days and hours and am very rarely home during the day on a Sunday. Quite frankly the other half would leave me if I started insisting on staying home to watch F1 on the rare Sundays I'm actually off lol.
Any news on this front? Seems a massive gap in their offering to me.
On Demand for Formula 1 Races is now a thing it normally appears 1-3 hours after the race ends to be able to watch in full. But unlike live it is only 25FPS not 50FPS sadly yet. Hopefully that is rectified later this year.
I'll be setting up this new offer from Saturday 5th June 2021 before morning practice in Azerbaijan.
Due to the upcoming triple header, this will cover four race weekends (apart from Friday for Azerbaijan) for £5 each, or £5.75 each in HD.
I only want F1 and this is an acceptable price. Silverstone follows these next 4 races, live on Channel 4.
Due to Sky's regular NowTV price packaging, this will be my first live F1 on TV in 2021. Presumably I'll be back to BBC Radio 5 live after Silverstone.
But at least June looks good.