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F1 on BBC and Sky: Is the Rights-Sharing Agreement Working for F1 Fans?

For many Formula One fans, setting their alarms for the early hours of Sunday morning in the eager anticipation of watching the opening grand prix of the season in Melbourne would have been a huge disappointment. Checking the television guide closely should, of course, be a prerequisite in forward planning. But I know of many who merely assumed the opening race of one of the most eagerly anticipated seasons in recent memory would be televised on a free to air channel. Broadcasting rights means that BBC only has rights to show half of the races for the 2014 season live, well nine of the 19 races to be precise. Subscribers to Sky Sports, however, have the privilege of watching every one of the 19 races live on the network's dedicated F1 chann...

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