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F1 Timetable changes
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Brian W Lawrence
2018-02-01 17:12:14 UTC
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"From Melbourne all races will start at ten minutes past the hour,
Formula One Management reasoning that: "Some broadcasters usually go on
air precisely on the hour, hence missing the tension and emotion that
characterize the minutes before the start of each Grand Prix. Thanks to
this change, television viewers will be brought closer to the teams and
the drivers and fully enjoy the spectacle offered just before the red
lights go out."

"An additional change sees all sessions at the European rounds and in
Brazil, start an hour later than usual. Again, FOM argues: "Research has
indicated that a wider TV audience is reachable later in the afternoons,
especially in the summer months. Consequently, it has been decided to
move the schedule of every session back by one hour across the whole
weekend for each of the above-mentioned Grands Prix."

"Other minor adjustments have been made in order to avoid clashes with
other major sports events like the FIFA World Cup," added FOM, "to allow
for differing sunset times, and to attract a wider attendance to
promoters' events."


<https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/headlines/2018/2/new-race-weekend-schedule-announced-for-2018.html>
larkim
2018-02-01 17:40:11 UTC
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At least they're trying stuff.

So does that mean 2pm (2:10pm of course!) race starts for the UK TV audience now?
Brian W Lawrence
2018-02-01 17:55:17 UTC
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At least they're trying stuff.
So does that mean 2pm (2:10pm of course!) race starts for the UK TV audience now?
Yes.
John
2018-02-01 19:14:51 UTC
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Shouldn't make any dif to DVRs. On the other hand ESPN will move it anytime there's a hour long tampon infomercial.
t***@gmail.com
2018-02-01 22:02:53 UTC
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tampon
For use with your leaking asshole.
Angel Gutierrez Rodriguez
2018-02-02 02:57:35 UTC
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10 more minutes of commercials?
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Ar
2018-02-02 12:36:55 UTC
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"From Melbourne all races will start at ten minutes past the hour,
Another 10 minutes of adverts from Channel 4!
m***@gmail.com
2018-02-02 13:22:28 UTC
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Post by Brian W Lawrence
"From Melbourne all races will start at ten minutes past the hour,
Another 10 minutes of adverts from Channel 4!
What's the situation with adverts? Do they show the race within a frame, or do they cut to advert and then cut back to the race?

See, I'm thinking that maybe the contracts say that you will take and broadcast the FOM coverage from the top of the hour, no matter what. If that's the case, and they delay the start by 10 minutes, then they get their build up.

But what build up? I suspect there's going to be something new happening on the grid just before the race. Possibly sponsored. All that talk about the grid girls having to go because the pre-race is a time for celebration of the sport and the host nation.
Calum
2018-02-02 13:35:59 UTC
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"From Melbourne all races will start at ten minutes past the hour,
Another 10 minutes of adverts from Channel 4!
What's the situation with adverts? Do they show the race within a frame, or do they cut to advert and then cut back to the race?
In the UK, neither. The channels showing live races don't show any ads
during the race.
geoff
2018-02-03 03:18:37 UTC
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Post by Brian W Lawrence
"From Melbourne all races will start at ten minutes past the hour,
Another 10 minutes of adverts from Channel 4!
What's the situation with adverts? Do they show the race within a
frame, or do they cut to advert and then cut back to the race?
In the UK, neither. The channels showing live races don't show any ads
during the race.
No ads here in NZ either, even during 1 hour lead-up, I think (dunno for
sure cos I skip all that twaddle).

geoff

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