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Sky Sports Launches Dedicated Formula 1 Channel in the UK

After months of waiting, Sky Sports has launched its new, dedicated F1 channel in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Subscription-only Sky Sports F1 will show all 20 rounds of the 2012 FIA Formula 1 World Championship live, including full coverage of every practice session, qualifying and the race itself.  The free-to-air BBC will show live coverage of only half the races. The BBC did have the full TV rights until 2013—however, budget cuts and a change of direction (and the belief that everyone loves dancing shows and home makeovers) led to a cost-cutting "deal" to share the coverage with Sky until 2018. Fans were outraged that the BBC got the short end of the stick, and even tyre supplier Pirelli expressed concerns. But it hap...

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