Open Wheel 2019 NTT IndyCar Series

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  1. Kingofweasles

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    UK TV deal finally announced. Would have loved them to go FTA as a middle finger to F1 but this isn't bad.
     
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    And on that British TV deal note:



    I think being on TSN would be best considering that TSN has NASCAR and F1 already. Of course, twenty bucks says that Indycar goes to Discovery Velocity or whatever, and you can kiss any sort of interest from people that aren't hardcore Indy or motorsports people goodbye. In this stage of the game, when the crop of Canadian talent is as good as it has ever been, that's bad.

    EDIT: I guess an update from Marshall Pruett, but:

    https://racer.com/2019/03/01/indycar-locks-down-international-tv-deals/

     
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  5. jake2013guy

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    FINALLY!
     
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    I can't wait to follow another season of IndyCar Series racing. Surely looking forward to all of the action starting with this weekend's race at St. Petersburg. It is a bit hard to believe how long this race around the streets of St. Petersburg, FL, USA has been around. It is a fine temporary course. I even have St. Petersburg in some of my racing/driving games.

    Here's hoping for another fine season of IndyCar Series racing!
     
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    https://www.indycar.com/News/2019/03/03-06-INDYCAR-international-broadcasters-2019

    lol I ain't paying for that Sportsnet World horse****. It's already bad enough that I had to pay for SN 360.

    Context for how **** this TV deal is:

     
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    Great was really looking forward to the season but all Australia gets is a one hour highlight package. :rolleyes:
     
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    Wait... Will us Americans even have to pay to watch qualifying? Or is the NBC gold subscription just for watching practices and other stuff?
     
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    Qualifying is on NBCSN along with Gold.
     
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    https://norrismcdonald.ca/indycar-to-blame-for-canadian-tv-schmozzle/

    what an absolute gong show. How the hell do you not approach TSN - who, should be mentioned, control F1 and NASCAR rights in Canada, and ask if they are interested? Indycar has really pissed off a lot of Canadian fans. Considering Indycar is the one motorsport still popular in the country, it's a dangerous game to play.
     
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    Wtf was that session :lol:
     
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    Rookies looked good today. Rosenquist didn't surprise me, I rated him highly in his F3 days. Herta was really good, it's a shame he got booted from the fast 6
     
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    Two Penske Chevs on the front row, chased by a horde of Honda - sounds like a good race brewing.
     
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    Disturbing opening stint has two Honda engine blowups! On the plus side, Rookie Felix Rosenqvist is surely the best Ganassi signing since Franchitti.
     
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    As always, the technical difficulties don't affect the commercials. :lol:
     
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    Damn it. Sato was having a good race.
     
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    Shame to see Marcus Ericcson went out. Couldn't see what happened due to technical difficulties
     
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    Do we have to have so many commercial breaks in the races?

    Watching for the first time on sky sports, enjoying the race from what I've been able to see in between the 2000 commercial breaks, broadcast blackout and them cutting away to statler and Waldorf by turn 1
     
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    Yeah sorry, SVT. That's pretty much how all American tv is. Especially sports programming. It's obnoxious
     
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    Dixon starts his title defense as the meat in a Penske sandwich.
    Strong top-ten performances by rookies Rosenqvist, Herta and Ferrucci.

    Rosenqvist led 31 laps and pulled off possibly the best pass in the race. Not too shabby!
     
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    I've seen some of it when I've visited the U.S. And it's just too in your face.
    I hope Sky take over the coverage more with their own style and presenters rather than just taking NBC's coverage.

    Is Fox any better?
     
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    As sad as it is, NBC is the best of the big 4 (ABC/ESPN, CBS, Fox & NBC) when it comes to covering racing. :scared:
     
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    This is depressing. I guess I've just been spoilt by Sky's coverage :rolleyes:
     
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    Idk if it's an option for overseas viewers but NBC sells an indycar pass for $80 that includes commercial free races and quali.

    The price is too steep for me, personally
     
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    Really thrilled for Rosenqvist and Herta, was rooting against Ferrucci.

    I've only ever watched a handful of Indy races but is it safe to say this top 4 is pretty similar to a Merc/Ferrari top 4 in F1?
     
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    Yes, close but not entirely. The Andretti team is very strong and winning team, as is Schmidt Peterson, Vasser, etc. Due to the spec chassis and engines, clever small teams will sneak in wins, but seldom if ever dominate.
     
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    Virtually everything here except for soccer gets treated like American football, baseball, and basketball with taking commercial breaks at liberty. Every motorsport here gets that treatment even worse because none of them have breaks in the action apart from the cautions that come out. The only motorsport that doesn't get commercial breaked to hell in the US is F1 because of both the backlash ESPN from last year's Australian Grand Prix and because a company decided to sponsor the broadcast commercial free. If not for the other two, I'm pretty damn sure ESPN would have continued to throw in commercials while leeching off of Sky's feed.