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I wonder what she sees in the multi millionaire formula one racing driver?

 

 

You know, the commentators on F1 crack me up. You could put your house on the fact that at some point during every fucking race one of them will say "I've never seen anything like this. Extraordinary!"

 

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35149963

 

BBC to end Formula 1 television contract early

 

BBC Sport is to "reluctantly" end its Formula 1 television contract three years early as part of savings across the corporation.

Channel 4 will take on the BBC's F1 broadcast rights from next season.

"The current financial position of the BBC means some tough and unwanted choices have to be made," said Barbara Slater, the BBC's director of sport. However, BBC Radio 5 live has extended its commentary rights for F1 until the 2021 season.

BBC Sport broadcast 10 live races of Briton Lewis Hamilton's world championship-winning season in 2015 with a one-hour build-up to each grands prix. It also offered extensive highlights of the nine other races. However, as part of a £150m gap in the corporation's finances from next year, BBC Sport was asked to deliver £35m of savings.

"A significant chunk of BBC Sport's savings target will be delivered through the immediate termination of our TV rights agreement for Formula 1," added Slater. "Any decision to have to stop broadcasting a particular sport or sporting event is hugely disappointing and taken reluctantly.

There are no easy solutions; all of the options available would be unpopular with audiences."

BBC Sport regained F1 rights from ITV in 2009 but - in another cost-saving move - had been sharing the broadcast rights with Sky Sports since the 2012 season. "These are very challenging times for the BBC and sport is not immune to those financial pressures," added Slater.

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bbc's live sport coverage is basically a joke now, and it's a shame as they generally do it well.

 

they have been pushing niche and womens sport for the last 12 months in a way that is clearly supposed to be making it look like they are doing a good thing when all of a sudden the only sport they show will be womens football - which just isnt popular enough generally to get the coverage they give it - and gymnastics, horse riding and bowls.

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bbc's live sport coverage is basically a joke now, and it's a shame as they generally do it well.

 

they have been pushing niche and womens sport for the last 12 months in a way that is clearly supposed to be making it look like they are doing a good thing when all of a sudden the only sport they show will be womens football - which just isnt popular enough generally to get the coverage they give it - and gymnastics, horse riding and bowls.

Don't forget those dancing and baking shows. I hear they're pretty popular.

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For all its faults, and it does have plenty, the BBC is being screwed into the ground by the government.

 

No idea why...

 

http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/dec/18/george-osborne-rupert-murdoch-bbc-cuts-news-corp

 

And yet the BBC has spent the last five years propping up a Tory government.

 

They're the battered housewife that won't say a bad word about their husband.

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It's one of the greatest brands on the planet and the lack of investment in it shows how little truth there is to the idea that the Tories are about good productive capitalism.

 

They aren't. Not above ideology.

 

Iannucci's nailed it a few weeks back with his speech.

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The BBC will be gone inside 10 years! The torycunts are here to stay, and they'll end up selling it off to the Murdoch bastards sooner or later!

 

There'll be nothing left to watch, but at least that nasty licence fee will be gone!!

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As Iannucci's points out, it is the gold standard for television, and has the likes of HBO trying to ape its production techniques, but we need to scale it down in order to let shitter private enterprises have a chance.

 

Nonsense.

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I for one am glad that it's dying on its arse. If I'm to pay to watch TV I don't want to be forced into paying for a broadcaster that is now just blatantly a mouthpiece for the current government and its policy of divide and rule.

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I'm not glad it's dying! I'm disgusted with it's current editorial stance granted, but that's because they're shit scared of being privatised! They need to show some bollocks, or pack in!

 

It may never recover from Operation Yewtree either, and that is an ongoing scandal! Again down to lack of courage, namely standing up to scum like Saville, Hall, Travis, Harris et al for fear of upsetting the 'talent'!

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