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Cycling on Sky

iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
edited March 2013 in Pro race
Folks,

Worth checking through the Sky Sports channels if you have them as they've got the odd highlights package on of some races. DDV was on yesterday.
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  • smithy21smithy21 Posts: 2,204
    Yes, but were they presented with panache?
  • greeny12greeny12 Posts: 759
    smithy21 wrote:
    Yes, but were they presented with panache?

    Don't start! :wink:
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  • inkyfingersinkyfingers Posts: 4,400
    Yes, I noticed random little highlights packages of Tirreno, clearly ramping up their plans another notch.
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  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 18,254
    I'm paying the price of these dainty little highlights packages.

    Rai have lost live coverage half a dozen of these big Flanders races.
    Pretty sure that Eurosport would have nabbed the Omloop, this year.
    Didn't they have Scheldeprijs, last year?
    Gent-Welegem gone for sure.

    Still, whatever rocks your boat.
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  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    Highlights of GW on Sky Sports 4 in HD late on Sunday and through out monday

    Sky Sports 4 : More chippers than Whitstable
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  • inkyfingersinkyfingers Posts: 4,400
    I wondered whether Sky might be tempted to buy Eurosport at some point, probably too much of a monopoly though.

    Still the issue over some races being free to air though as well.

    From a selfish point of view (i'm a Sky sports subscriber) I'd welcome more races going on to Sky, their product is on a different level to Eurosport, but I appreciate that it might not be the best thing for many others and for the sport.
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    I don't have Sky. I never will. They better not muscle in and take the coverage.
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  • prawnyprawny Posts: 5,417
    I've got sky everything other than sports, there's too much toss on there for the cost. If they take over more cycling though, I'll stump up if I can.
    I miss the DTM too.
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  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784

    From a selfish point of view (i'm a Sky sports subscriber) I'd welcome more races going on to Sky, their product is on a different level to Eurosport, but I appreciate that it might not be the best thing for many others and for the sport.

    I think all they're doing here is hoovering up some existing packages and putting them on.

    I have Sky sports but have never watched anything on it (coz I generally hate sport :P )
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  • MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
    I don't have Sky. I never will. They better not muscle in and take the coverage.

    Magnificent :D I did worry about you when this thread started. By the way, I applaud your new tactic of hitting the forum with a devastating surprise attack. I think it will be more effect than the relentless application of searingly high pace.
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  • Jez monJez mon Posts: 3,809
    If I actually get a job when I graduate, and Sky get more cycling coverage, I might be tempted. Looking at what they've done with the F1 coverage, they do tend to do things properly. Having said that, the low key nature of the Eurosport coverage does match the sport.
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  • BR 1979BR 1979 Posts: 296
    Macaloon wrote:
    I don't have Sky. I never will. They better not muscle in and take the coverage.

    Magnificent :D I did worry about you when this thread started. By the way, I applaud your new tactic of hitting the forum with a devastating surprise attack. I think it will be more effect than the relentless application of searingly high pace.
    :lol:

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  • prawnyprawny Posts: 5,417
    Turns out its £21 per month!

    Sod that, I'll start watching something less mainstream. Moto GP or something.
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  • Richmond RacerRichmond Racer Posts: 8,561
    prawny wrote:
    Turns out its £21 per month!

    Sod that, I'll start watching something less mainstream. Moto GP or something.


    You a BC member? I got notice of a half price offer on Sky sub last week
  • English language Cycling coverage has been excellent this season so far.

    Highlights of races you'd normally have to watch on some dodgy European feed.

    Rob Hatch, Dan Lloyd, even excellent commentary by Carlton KIrby.

    It's not so much a Sky product, like the F1 or football is, it's by a production company such as WCP or GCN that Sky shows on their channels.

    It means there are more quality commentators out there which can only be a good thing
  • MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
    English language Cycling coverage has been excellent this season so far.

    Highlights of races you'd normally have to watch on some dodgy European feed.

    Rob Hatch, Dan Lloyd, even excellent commentary by Carlton KIrby.

    It's not so much a Sky product, like the F1 or football is, it's by a production company such as WCP or GCN that Sky shows on their channels.

    It means there are more quality commentators out there which can only be a good thing

    Thought Dan Lloyd with his quiet authority and cliche-free insight was a pleasure to listen to. (Opposite pole to Sean Kelly who likes to slip essential surprise attacks into streams of epic catch-phrases.)
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