the same public body spends 60 million a year on covering Grands Prix.. not the rights just covering them.. and all the camera work is done by the specialist GP team who do the feed for evry broadcaster .. what do they pay jake whatsis name
The rights, what do you think makes Mr Ecclestone so attractive to ladies?Posted 6 years agoAndrewBFMember
The corporation pays £60 million a year for the rights to the 19 F1 races and the cost of covering F1 is believed to be more than the entire annual budget for BBC Four, which would be saved if the broadcaster goes ahead with the plan to drop the motor racing.
BUT! how much (if any) of that £60M does it recoup in selling on the BBC coverage to other broadcasters? They do tend to make a point in the programme at each race that it is going out across the globe.
I expect there is a cost, but £60M is the headline figure and it won’t be the the net result.Posted 6 years agobinnersSubscriber
Its not the grand prix lot you want to be worried about. Its all the cbeebies and Newsround presenters. Mental they are! The lot of them! What your kids watch is just a front. They’re utterly debauched
Any excuse and they’re out leathering the expense account. Out of control they are. The director General of the BBC is terrified off them apparently! they’ll have threatened him with all sorts unless they could all go.
Even NOTW journalists were afraid to publish pictures of them when they’re in full flow, partying.Posted 6 years agotakisawa2Subscriber
CBeebies…”Baby Jake”. WTF ?
Cracking idea that, teaching kids words like “goggygiar”.
And that smug **** Lord Coe sums up everything that the next Olympics stands for, & its not about people thats for sure. I see they wont be charging folk to watch the 153 mile road cycle race, but you can bet your life its been looked at to see if they could have. No intrest here.Posted 6 years agototalshellSubscriber
at the ‘do’ yesterday to ‘celebrate’ 1 yr till the Olympics the BBC sent 250 staff.. ITN which also does channel four news sent 22 and SKY sent 11 must have been one heck of a buffet for all those BBC staff to leave the office for the day. 250!!Posted 6 years ago
the same public body spends 60 million a year on covering Grands Prix.. not the rights just covering them.. and all the camera work is done by the specialist GP team who do the feed for evry broadcaster .. what do they pay jake whatsis name ? rant overthe-muffin-manSubscriber
Singling out any one sport, programme or channel is a bit pointless though. I bet a single F1 race weekend gets more viewers than BBC4 does in an entire week!
And where do you drawn the line – I hate golf and horse racing but I won’t campaign for the BBC to stop covering it.
I agree the whole 1 year to go coverage yesterday was way over the top though – but just think what the coverage of the actual event will be like! I think some BBC execs heads will explode with excitement!Posted 6 years ago
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