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RTL and N-TV have unscrambled F1 this year
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m***@yahoo.co.uk
2019-03-28 16:05:10 UTC
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With no live Channel 4 except 1 race, RTL and N-TV have unscrambled F1 again this year if you have a dish

(but typically the synch is out again if you then bring up a Sky multiscreen on a portable TV set - so the RTL etc main picture will be about 3 seconds ahead of the Sky commentary)

RTL show qualifying and the race live, and N-TV shows the 2nd practice session live and sometimes the 1st one too. (RTL shows the 3rd practice session but not live but just before its live qualifying)

both RTL and N-TV have adbreaks though - but useful if you don't have Sky F1 (use a radio for English commentary) or want to see more action than just the main picture or to glance at a Sky multiscreen for a bit when the main picture cuts away from the race to show Naomi Campbell in the pits etc

www.rtl.de and www.n-tv.de
Sir Tim
2019-03-29 16:16:38 UTC
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With no live Channel 4 except 1 race, RTL and N-TV have unscrambled F1
again this year if you have a dish
(but typically the synch is out again if you then bring up a Sky
multiscreen on a portable TV set - so the RTL etc main picture will be
about 3 seconds ahead of the Sky commentary)
RTL show qualifying and the race live, and N-TV shows the 2nd practice
session live and sometimes the 1st one too. (RTL shows the 3rd practice
session but not live but just before its live qualifying)
both RTL and N-TV have adbreaks though - but useful if you don't have Sky
F1 (use a radio for English commentary) or want to see more action than
just the main picture or to glance at a Sky multiscreen for a bit when
the main picture cuts away from the race to show Naomi Campbell in the pits etc
www.rtl.de and www.n-tv.de
Wouldn’t it be simpler just to take out a regular subscription to Sky F1?
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Sir Tim
build
2019-03-29 17:15:21 UTC
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Post by m***@yahoo.co.uk
With no live Channel 4 except 1 race, RTL and N-TV have unscrambled F1
again this year if you have a dish
(but typically the synch is out again if you then bring up a Sky
multiscreen on a portable TV set - so the RTL etc main picture will be
about 3 seconds ahead of the Sky commentary)
RTL show qualifying and the race live, and N-TV shows the 2nd practice
session live and sometimes the 1st one too. (RTL shows the 3rd practice
session but not live but just before its live qualifying)
both RTL and N-TV have adbreaks though - but useful if you don't have Sky
F1 (use a radio for English commentary) or want to see more action than
just the main picture or to glance at a Sky multiscreen for a bit when
the main picture cuts away from the race to show Naomi Campbell in the pits etc
www.rtl.de and www.n-tv.de
Wouldn’t it be simpler just to take out a regular subscription to Sky F1?
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Sir Tim
I was told about a thing called "Kayo" which they say is cheaper than Sky or Foxtel. It's apparently similar to FoxtelNow or NowTV, I don't know if it's available in the UK.

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Bigbird
2019-03-29 17:48:33 UTC
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With no live Channel 4 except 1 race, RTL and N-TV have unscrambled
F1 again this year if you have a dish
(but typically the synch is out again if you then bring up a Sky
multiscreen on a portable TV set - so the RTL etc main picture will
be about 3 seconds ahead of the Sky commentary)
RTL show qualifying and the race live, and N-TV shows the 2nd
practice session live and sometimes the 1st one too. (RTL shows the
3rd practice session but not live but just before its live
qualifying)
both RTL and N-TV have adbreaks though - but useful if you don't
have Sky F1 (use a radio for English commentary) or want to see
more action than just the main picture or to glance at a Sky
multiscreen for a bit when the main picture cuts away from the race
to show Naomi Campbell in the pits etc
www.rtl.de and www.n-tv.de
Wouldn’t it be simpler just to take out a regular subscription to Sky F1?
Simpler but £600/year is not small beans and F1 is not what it used to
be.

Far cheaper is a now tv season pass for £195 but you can't record as
far as I know. £10 per weekend with F2 and GP3 if you like watching
some actual racing ;)

Cheaper still Sky GO £5/month.
--
Trump fact check:
The grand total as of Sunday: 4,682 false claims
Last week’s total: 57 false claims
That’s the 23rd-worst week of his presidency out of 114 weeks so far.
Sir Tim
2019-03-29 18:42:59 UTC
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With no live Channel 4 except 1 race, RTL and N-TV have unscrambled
F1 again this year if you have a dish
(but typically the synch is out again if you then bring up a Sky
multiscreen on a portable TV set - so the RTL etc main picture will
be about 3 seconds ahead of the Sky commentary)
RTL show qualifying and the race live, and N-TV shows the 2nd
practice session live and sometimes the 1st one too. (RTL shows the
3rd practice session but not live but just before its live
qualifying)
both RTL and N-TV have adbreaks though - but useful if you don't
have Sky F1 (use a radio for English commentary) or want to see
more action than just the main picture or to glance at a Sky
multiscreen for a bit when the main picture cuts away from the race
to show Naomi Campbell in the pits etc
www.rtl.de and www.n-tv.de
Wouldn’t it be simpler just to take out a regular subscription to Sky F1?
Simpler but £600/year is not small beans and F1 is not what it used to
be.
Far cheaper is a now tv season pass for £195 but you can't record as
far as I know. £10 per weekend with F2 and GP3 if you like watching
some actual racing ;)
Cheaper still Sky GO £5/month.
Okay, I accept that there are cheaper (legitimate) ways of getting
coverage (I got a Sky F1 package cheaply years ago as an incentive to
take HD) but my point was that many people seem to imagine that they
should be able to get everything free and, if they can't, are prepared
to use illicit means to do so. Good F1 coverage, like good journalism,
costs money.
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Sir Tim

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Bigbird
2019-03-29 19:00:43 UTC
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With no live Channel 4 except 1 race, RTL and N-TV have
unscrambled F1 again this year if you have a dish
(but typically the synch is out again if you then bring up a Sky
multiscreen on a portable TV set - so the RTL etc main picture
will be about 3 seconds ahead of the Sky commentary)
RTL show qualifying and the race live, and N-TV shows the 2nd
practice session live and sometimes the 1st one too. (RTL shows
the 3rd practice session but not live but just before its live
qualifying)
both RTL and N-TV have adbreaks though - but useful if you don't
have Sky F1 (use a radio for English commentary) or want to see
more action than just the main picture or to glance at a Sky
multiscreen for a bit when the main picture cuts away from the
race to show Naomi Campbell in the pits etc
www.rtl.de and www.n-tv.de
Wouldn’t it be simpler just to take out a regular subscription to Sky F1?
Simpler but £600/year is not small beans and F1 is not what it used
to be.
Far cheaper is a now tv season pass for £195 but you can't record as
far as I know. £10 per weekend with F2 and GP3 if you like watching
some actual racing ;)
Cheaper still Sky GO £5/month.
Okay, I accept that there are cheaper (legitimate) ways of getting
coverage (I got a Sky F1 package cheaply years ago as an incentive to
take HD) but my point was that many people seem to imagine that they
should be able to get everything free and, if they can't, are
prepared to use illicit means to do so. Good F1 coverage, like good
journalism, costs money.
So you didn't really mean "simpler"... or meant wouldn't it be simpler
to be legitimate?

I kinda disagree with your use of your last sentence as it is not the
coverage that costs the horrendous amount of money; it is the rights to
show the coverage.

I think there is far too much money in the sport, in many sports and
in film and music too. If chopping the F1 budgets in 4 meant cheaper
rights and more acceptable pricing I would be all for it. As for UK
pricing it is well above that in many other countries. If Sky hadn't
bought the rights we might be offered F1 at much nearer the $100/ year
that the yanks and other European countries have to pay... at that
price I think a lot more people would find watching F1 "simpler".

Anything to discourage Sky's greed is okay with me.
--
Trump fact check:
The grand total as of Sunday: 4,682 false claims
Last week’s total: 57 false claims
That’s the 23rd-worst week of his presidency out of 114 weeks so far.
Sir Tim
2019-03-29 21:25:59 UTC
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With no live Channel 4 except 1 race, RTL and N-TV have
unscrambled F1 again this year if you have a dish
(but typically the synch is out again if you then bring up a Sky
multiscreen on a portable TV set - so the RTL etc main picture
will be about 3 seconds ahead of the Sky commentary)
RTL show qualifying and the race live, and N-TV shows the 2nd
practice session live and sometimes the 1st one too. (RTL shows
the 3rd practice session but not live but just before its live
qualifying)
both RTL and N-TV have adbreaks though - but useful if you don't
have Sky F1 (use a radio for English commentary) or want to see
more action than just the main picture or to glance at a Sky
multiscreen for a bit when the main picture cuts away from the
race to show Naomi Campbell in the pits etc
www.rtl.de and www.n-tv.de
Wouldn’t it be simpler just to take out a regular subscription to Sky F1?
Simpler but £600/year is not small beans and F1 is not what it used
to be.
Far cheaper is a now tv season pass for £195 but you can't record as
far as I know. £10 per weekend with F2 and GP3 if you like watching
some actual racing ;)
Cheaper still Sky GO £5/month.
Okay, I accept that there are cheaper (legitimate) ways of getting
coverage (I got a Sky F1 package cheaply years ago as an incentive to
take HD) but my point was that many people seem to imagine that they
should be able to get everything free and, if they can't, are
prepared to use illicit means to do so. Good F1 coverage, like good
journalism, costs money.
So you didn't really mean "simpler"... or meant wouldn't it be simpler
to be legitimate?
A degree of irony was intended.
Post by Bigbird
I kinda disagree with your use of your last sentence as it is not the
coverage that costs the horrendous amount of money; it is the rights to
show the coverage.
I think there is far too much money in the sport, in many sports and
in film and music too. If chopping the F1 budgets in 4 meant cheaper
rights and more acceptable pricing I would be all for it. As for UK
pricing it is well above that in many other countries. If Sky hadn't
bought the rights we might be offered F1 at much nearer the $100/ year
that the yanks and other European countries have to pay... at that
price I think a lot more people would find watching F1 "simpler".
Anything to discourage Sky's greed is okay with me.
But surely it was Bernie who was greedy?
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Sir Tim
Brian Lawrence
2019-04-17 10:22:13 UTC
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Far cheaper is a now tv season pass for £195 but you can't record as
far as I know. £10 per weekend with F2 and GP3 if you like watching
some actual racing ;)
I know Now tv was mentioned a while ago - but, if you are like me!!
you may not be aware that you can watch Qually & Race live via Now tv
without any additional charges. Assuming you have an Entertainment pass
you can watch Sky One at any time and most of the Saturday & Sunday
Sky Sports F1 programs are also shown on Sky One live. There is no
way of recording the stream and I haven't found a way of pausing
live coverage, though I've seen claims that you can.

If you don't have Now tv already and might consider it, be aware
that it's a subsidiary of Sky, and is only available in the UK,
Ireland & Italy. However, you can buy a Smart Stick from Argos
for £15.99, which plugs into an HDMI socket, and you get a 2 month
Entertainment pass with no extra charge. For that £15.99 you
could watch the next five GPs. After that the pass is £7.99 per
month, so for ~£62 you could watch the rest of the season.

Smart Sticks also available from Amazon, though they are £25
so Argos is cheaper.
Post by Bigbird
Cheaper still Sky GO £5/month.
larkim
2019-05-29 07:46:27 UTC
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£3.19 to put a hole through my wall and I've got RTL back again.

I'd had to move the TV that has a satellite input into a different room and not got round to moving the cable for the last couple of years.

Despite a very rusted dish and a LNB unused for about 3 years, got RTL back up and running in about 10 minutes on Saturday, so sorted out a 400mm drill bit to get the cables through the brick wall and I'm back in business!
Los Damiana
2019-04-09 23:07:51 UTC
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Wouldn’t it be simpler just to take out a regular subscription to Sky F1?
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A SKY subscription is (probably) splendid value for money, but it's not a whole lot of good if one tends to travel for most of the year. Travelling seems to make following F1 race weekends close to impossible. Somewhat ironic for an international sports series.
t***@gmail.com
2019-04-09 23:52:25 UTC
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A SKY subscription is (probably) splendid value for money, but it's not a whole lot of good if one tends to travel for most of the year. Travelling seems to make following F1 race weekends close to impossible. Somewhat ironic for an international sports series.
oh poor you
CS
2019-04-11 17:19:56 UTC
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Quite a few RTL channels - which one??
CS
2019-04-14 09:48:23 UTC
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RTL didn't show FP1 and 2. Seemed to have had a short FP resume before Qualifying on Sat.
m***@yahoo.co.uk
2019-03-30 13:08:09 UTC
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I do have sky f1 etc but use rtl to put a multiscreen on a second TV set - the main picture cuts away to the pits etc too often and doesn't show enough action from further down the field.

also of course people on low incomes might not be able to afford sky f1 so rtl etc is a better option for them.
larkim
2019-03-31 21:29:59 UTC
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Watching RTL unscrambled is funded by the advertising on that channel, which you'd have to presume includes some expectation of out of country viewers.
CS
2019-04-02 07:22:23 UTC
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Any idea how the sync compares with BBC 5 Live / Web commentary??
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