Mar 232017

F1 2017 – where to watch F1 on TV

The 2017 Formula One season starts again this weekend, in Australia – early morning start and dont forget the clocks go forward also this weekend

20 race weekends, from March to November.

F1 2017 Race Calendar

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Jan 182016

Channel 4 has announced details of which Formula One Grand Prix races it will broadcast live.

Channel 4 recently took over Formula 1’s UK terrestrial television rights from the BBC, who was forced to pull out with immediate effect in a bid to make significant savings.

Its live broadcasts begin with round two in Bahrain, and also include Azerbaijan’s first GP, the British event at Silverstone and the finale in Abu Dhabi.

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Dec 212015

The BBC have terminated their contract to show F1 races three years early.

And Channel 4 have snapped up the rights.

Channel 4 will now take over free-to-air coverage of Formula 1, and will show a selection of live races during 2016, 2017 and 2018.

The channel will broadcast 10 live races, including practice and qualifying sessions from 2016 to 2018. It will also broadcast highlights of all 21 grands prix and qualifying sessions including those shown live by Sky Sports. And to keep F1 fans happy, they have vowed that there will be NO advertising breaks will be taken through the duration of the live races.

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Sep 032014

Channel 4 will broadcast 21 live NFL matches during the 2014-15 season, the largest number of games ever shown on free-to-air television in the UK over the course of one campaign.

The broadcaster, entering its second year of a two-season contract with the NFL, will show all three matches played at Wembley, 17 other regular-season games and February’s Super Bowl.

Channel 4, who first brought American football to UK TV in 1982, will begin its coverage on Sunday when the Denver Broncos host the Indianapolis Colts. Super Bowl XLIX will be broadcast live from Glendale, near Phoenix in Arizona, with last year’s season showpiece watched by more than one million viewers.


NFL on Sky Sports

Feb 102014

As I posted a few days ago, it is expected that the remaining ITV channels (ITV1, ITV2, ITV3, ITV4) that are currently on Astra 1N, will to the Astra 2E’s UK beam in the early hours of Tuesday morning, 11th. February.

This will mean that reception in areas like Spain will change.

And reception of these channels will be the very similar to that of the BBC channels that have recently moved to the same UK spot beam.

That move of the BBC channels to the Astra 2E UK spot beam last week, caused many expats in some areas of Spain to lose these channel on their current satellite dishes. These areas include :

south western areas of Spain – like the Costa del Sol – where it has been reported  3 metre satellite dishes are receiving no signal.

Almeria, which seems to be the area where the signal goes from being receivable to not being receivable – with reports that some 1.8m dishes working fine.

north eastern areas, around Barcelona and Catalunya, which appears to be in a very low signal area.

Areas like the Costas Blanca now seem to have the best reception in Spain, where even some 1m satellite dishes are working fine. This seem to be a payoff for having to have to use 1.8 and 2.4m satellite dishes for the old Astra 2D satellite, which had a signals cold spot in that area for many of the last 15years.