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arrgee1991
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Re: Sky F1 and NowTV in 2019. What do we all want to happen ?


@Gert1 wrote:

I would expect Sky wants to benefit from having the sole rights to airing live f1 races. If so, would they offer a Sky F1 channel only package at a reasonable price?

I don’t care about the other sports channels but only F1. I am happy to pay a reasonable price for that but not £30 for the complete sports package. 

The business case for offering a package with a price in between (£15 p/m seems reasonable) sounds like the best option to me.

Or will they force me and many other dedicated F1 watchers (I’ve watched since the nineties) to stop watching live races? 


They did make an offer like that at the start of the F1 season  

https://community.nowtv.com/t5/Sports/Formula-1-150-offer/m-p/459921

 

Gert1
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Re: Sky F1 and NowTV in 2019. What do we all want to happen ?

I noticed that. Hopefully they will do the same this year!

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doppelganger
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Re: Sky F1 and NowTV in 2019. What do we all want to happen ?

Re the F1 Season Pass, the price was good if you wanted all the sports channels, which is what the deal actually was. But that price was still too high if it's just the F1 that's wanted.

For Sky's exclusive live seasons I've set a budget cap per season, just as F1 itself keeps toying with budget caps. Unlike Liberty's hosting fees though, my cap is fixed and will not rise each year during Sky's exclusivity. I suspect though that Sky's demands will exceed my budget cap from year one. There are mutterings around of something brewing with Sky F1 but only time will tell.

 

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doppelganger
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Re: Sky F1 and NowTV in 2019. What do we all want to happen ?

It will be interesting to watch Formula E through the BBC Sport app on my NowTV Smart Box. I'm expecting that the picture quality will be better than SkyF1 on NowTV via the same box. Which will show that NowTV can do better with picture quality.

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Harto003
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Re: Sky F1 and NowTV in 2019. What do we all want to happen ?

same desl as last year: £150 for 9 months, starting March!

Gert1
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Re: Sky F1 and NowTV in 2019. What do we all want to happen ?

That’s great! At least some discount... Can’t find the offer though. Do you have a link by any chance?

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starman73
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Re: Sky F1 and NowTV in 2019. What do we all want to happen ?


@doppelganger wrote:

Re the F1 Season Pass, the price was good if you wanted all the sports channels, which is what the deal actually was. But that price was still too high if it's just the F1 that's wanted.

 


I only watch GAA in the summer and although the price is too high for the odd game I pay it because otherwise I would be listening to the radio.

I think F1 gets a great deal on Sky.  I would happily pay the £34/month if there was a 24/7 Sky Sports GAA channel even if I never watched any of the other 10 channels.

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arniesan
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Re: Sky F1 and NowTV in 2019. What do we all want to happen ?

I would be happy with the £150 deal as last season, to cover all races live and to include the sky sport full package for the 9 months, from the first race in March.

Watching the practice and qualyfing, is important to me, so day passes are a no no and weekly passes work out too expensive.

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starman73
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Will Now TV offer F1 for £10/month?

 

 

https://www.skysports.com/f1/news/12433/11646703/sky-sports-f1-gears-up-for-start-of-formula-1-2019

 

... following the release of its blockbuster season launch promo and best-ever offer of £10 a month for new and existing customers from March 1, Sky Sports F1 has confirmed its bumper line-up of presenters, commentators, reporters and expert analysts for the new season.

 

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Gert1
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Re: Will Now TV offer F1 for £10/month?

Great news! At least that is more or less affordable. :-)

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