Investigation into the legality of the Recent BBC/SKY F1 deal

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Created September 26, 2011 by F1_Fan


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  1. Michelle Waugh UNITED KINGDOM

    Really hope this petition works,
    I don’t see how only having 10 races free to view when channel 4 were willing to pay to have all 20 races free to view is in the viewers or sports best interest.

  2. Shane Peiris UNITED STATES


  3. William selka UNITED KINGDOM

    Bbc is outside remit in doing this deal. BBC execs responsible must have been duped or incentivised by sky. Unacceptable!


    The BBC cannot sustain current programming given the recent cuts to funding.
    Sky have continually used financial might to overpower competition, destroying FTA television as we know it. I can understand why this deal came about, the BBC will have seen it as the only way they could continue coverage. However it cannot be in the best interests of the consumer/viewer to remove the opportunity of other FTA channels from competing for the rights. The chances are that Sky would have taken control as they have done with all other popular sports, which is a shame.
    However this deal appears to step outside of the bounds of the BBC remit and therefore should be deemed void.
    I would hate to see yet another program disappear into the paid for void that is Sky. Maybe the monopoly on programming and therefore destruction of quality FTA TV, is something else the OFT could look into.

  5. martin robinson UNITED KINGDOM

    hope this works, bernie is riding rough shod over F1 fans

  6. Tom Housden UNITED KINGDOM

    From yesterday’s paper:

    BBC Sport are committing to pay a sum approaching £300 million to secure long-term coverage of two events at a time when the corporation is being ravaged by across-the-board cuts and job losses.
    The price for last week’s three-year deal to extend Wimbledon coverage until 2017 is understood to be around £40 million a year. This is far more than speculation suggested after the secretive contract with the organisers was announced without any financial detail, despite the BBC being a public service broadcaster.
    On top of that £160 million is being allocated to keep the Six Nations on the BBC for the next four year contract from 2014 to 2017, due to be signed soon. The Beeb will have to pay a premium of £40 million a year for the rugby showcase as well as the tennis because Sky and ITV are interested in adding to their rugby portfolio.
    Wimbledon and the Six Nations are considered two crown-jewel sports that the BBC are determined to keep whatever the cost. This is even when there is so much upheavel around the move to Manchester and no money available for other rights that have equal national resonance, such as the FA Cup (F1 too! – added by me).

    This is not good!

  7. Bill Brown UNITED KINGDOM

    Shocking treatment of viewers by the BBC!

  8. Chris Howell UNITED KINGDOM

    Totally unacceptable ! BBC helped make F1 what it is in this country … and deserve full coverage of the calender …. if Bernie wants something from Sky then fair enough but the deal has to be a FAIR contract honouring ALL interested parties !

  9. Michael Atkinson UNITED KINGDOM

    Nonsense deal, both sides claiming not to be responsible; Beeb say that it was out of their hands to re-neg original contract and Bernie says the exact opposite and that it was them calling the shots. They must think we’re all idiots. Well the only idiots are those that sign up to Sky and pay for this fiasco. NO TO SKY

  10. Anup Bhatt UNITED KINGDOM

    I have not missed a race on BBC or ITV even waking for the races in the Gulf, Far East and Australia. I refuse to pay for an annual Sky subscription to watch only some of the races.

  11. Alan Hayward UNITED KINGDOM

    No to SKY

  12. Andrew Barron UNITED KINGDOM

    Keep F1 on terrestrial TV

  13. Andy Cook UNITED KINGDOM

    I say no to Sky and yes to the beeb! They have done a fantastic job and I can’t see Sky doing a decent job! I have only kept paying my TV licence up till now in these hard times because of the F1. If this goes over to Sky I will cancel my TV licence and will definately not be paying a ridiculous amount of money to get sky installed; just to watch the F1.This is certainly not an win win situation for the sport; nor the BBC and Sky. I have been a huge fan; watching nearly all practice sessions and certainly all Qualifying and races since i was young. I feel that this is seriosuly going to do Formula 1 some serious harm.

  14. Liam Dorcey UNITED KINGDOM

    I can not and will not pay Sky just to watch 10 races – F1 at the BBC had two years on the existing contract FTA, the deal with Sky/BBC is not justifiable, is unfair to hard up fans and is free advertising on BBC for Sky – it is wrong on so many levels!

  15. Geraldine Dorcey UNITED KINGDOM

    I can not condone my license fee being wasted by the BBC to give financial aid to the corrupt Murdocj empire

  16. Ada Mol Ada UNITED KINGDOM

    I have been watching Formula Y Jedin for years back home in Poland. I have continued to watch it since I came to work & Live in UK for the past 10 years. On ITV & the BBC. The BBC was superb coverage and this deal does not make sense. If it is not broken, then why try to fix it. The Sky’s are closing in on us, with his Phone hacking & spying. The BBC is just like what it was in Poland before we left the yoke of Communism behind. Animal Farm & 1984 all over again. What a damp day for all…….. No to F1 on Sky and Yes to F1 on FTA.
    BNW’s Better Half!……lol!

  17. Graham Hodge UNITED KINGDOM

    The deal is wrong and in making it the BBC has not acted in the best interest of the British licence payer, they have only acted for their own, they did not want F1 going to any other FTA broadcaster so they made a deal with BSB whereby Sky get the best of F1 (something that to this time had been denied them due to the concord agreement) and the British licence payer has to fork out a lot more money to watch what the BBC should be showing,

  18. Darren Brown UNITED KINGDOM

    got my vote

  19. Marty O'Davies UNITED KINGDOM

    No to SKY………

  20. toby boys UNITED KINGDOM

    got my vote tell us how we can help

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