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Urgh, no Montreal, no Silverstone, no Monza, but we get Bahrain? Hopeless.
 

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I will be happy if Foxtel shows ALL the races and qualifying sessions live. I hate when Ten/One delays the broadcast of qualifying.
 

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It almost looks like they are allowed one a month on ch10 if you look at the dates.


I liked Austin but I understand given Timezone plus they are showing the Mexico race.

Montreal may also be Timezone related.
 

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I will be happy if Foxtel shows ALL the races and qualifying sessions live. I hate when Ten/One delays the broadcast of qualifying.
Often if TEN were significantly delaying telecasts of qualifying etc. it could be seen live on ONE.
 

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Last year all Quali and Races were live on one/ten (mostly in that order) and I watched most with the Live Timing app.

Foxtel will have all Practice, Qualifying and Races be ad-free and take the better regarded Sky commentary
 

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Murdoch and Ecclestone, 2 of the planet’s more evil businessmen combing. Suddenly I am less interested in F1.
 

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Has anyone been able to find the 2015 F1 app? Or will my 2014 just update itself closer to MEL's race?

IIRC there has been a new app each year for the last few years.
 

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Has anyone been able to find the 2015 F1 app? Or will my 2014 just update itself closer to MEL's race?

IIRC there has been a new app each year for the last few years.

Formula1.com just says "coming soon"

Bernie is still doing a hand drawing for it i suppose.............hehehe
 

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Yes _ I don't know why FOM decided to go down the route of putting all the good races on Pay TV and the rubbish ones on Free to Air. With Australia being a difficult market due to small size, lack of competition in the Pay TV industry, a history of bundling and cross subsidization to maximise profit and minimize choice, hampered by internet download limits not seen in other markets and being in a tricky timezone - they have essentially fragmented their own existing but small market into three groups:

1. Die-hard fans whom will begrudgingly take up pay TV subscription service
2. Die hard fans whom will resist paying and find illegal/free online services and still not watch the FTA broadcasts (lost forever to F1 and the Pay TV and FTA businesses)
3. More casual fans whom will lose interest as all the good races are on Pay TV and they can't justify subscribing to Pay TV and cannot access unlimited high speed broadband (again lost to both businesses and to F1)


I am specifically thinking about fans that don't spend every night at home and work on the road or at worksites with accommodation without Pay TV. If they are away from home there is no way they are going to pay for Pay TV subscription in order to see a few races the few times that they are at home. I imagine that the V8 Supercar competition will suffer significant audience loss and sponsorship/advertiser revenue loss as well from this demographic which will then be grist for the mill at contract re-negotiation time where Foxtel will be able to pull out the shrinking audience stats to beat down the broadcast rights payments.

The way it was 'sprung' on the Australian F1 audience is what annoys people the most, and the Ten network is rightly wearing all the criticism for that, at least the V8 guys had the courage to clearly signal their move to the pay tv model more than a year out. It will be even more embarrassing if the Red Bulls and Dan Ricardo in particular are competitive this season as people will all be wondering why we finally have another talented and high profile australian driver that the public will be interested in but the public won't be able to see him race against the best in the world.

Its a predictable, divisive and short term solution to a problem that is their own making, similar to the Superleague fiasco which really just set the NRL business back about 5 years from where it could have been. I think history will show this to be a major blunder by FOM.
 

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Has anyone been able to find the 2015 F1 app? Or will my 2014 just update itself closer to MEL's race?

IIRC there has been a new app each year for the last few years.

I'm guessing it will just update -- they are still pumping a decent amount of news through the App (and advertising it on the Twitter calendar)
Though it would be useful if they could update the calendar.

The current version did not have a "Year" attached to the name, and seems designed more for in-app purchases.

From memory last year the app launched really late, like the Wednesday before Melbourne for apple, and android on the Friday
 
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