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  • Sky Sport to broadcast Indycar races in the UK

    Every race and qualifying sessions will be available on sky sport, live, on the same channel that also broadcasts F-1. Short of the BBC paying to air races I think this is the best possible outcome.

    https://www.motorsport.com/indycar/n...-deal/4345806/

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    I’m sure that has everything to do with being owned by Comcast. I wonder if they will have their own commentators or get the NBC crew.

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      Not sure it will increase viewing figures in the short term. But BT didn't really go to town on its own production, so if Sky make a bit of an effort and advertise the races on their other channels plus give it some build-up, it will make a difference. Interesting that they intend showing it on what otherwise is a dedicated F1 channel. That's still not exactly a mass audience, though. This is what racefans.net said about F1 going entirely onto the pay platform with no FTA broadcast:

      "When Hamilton won his first world championship in the 2008 Brazilian Grand Prix, 8.9 million people watched the free-to-air broadcast live in the UK. Last year just 1.28 million saw the live coverage of his fifth world title win on pay-TV".

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Rick Worth View Post
        Not sure it will increase viewing figures in the short term.
        What is more plausible that some random people will catch it on a sport channel or people will watch since they already pay for motorsport package? There are already people saying they won't watch it because its Americans just turning left, when they are corrected and now its free (because they already paid for F1) and easy for them to watch, they will check it out. If it was on BT or some other ESPN International 3 channel they would not know or care.
        But BT didn't really go to town on its own production, so if Sky make a bit of an effort and advertise the races on their other channels plus give it some build-up, it will make a difference.
        Yeah, no, that is not going to happen. What will help is that for the first time since the 90's "American Thunder Weekends" Europeans will see IndyCar qualifying so that will work as important build-up and it just doesn't show up in the middle of the night without no pre-race etc.

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