Poll: Your Formula 1 2013 television viewing habits

One year ago today, the Sky Sports F1 channel launched. Now in its second year, the channel is firmly geared up ahead of the start of the 2013 season. And ahead of next weekend’s race, The F1 Broadcasting Blog wants your thoughts on all things Formula 1 broadcasting in 2013. With that brings a mini questionnaire. There are ten questions, which are as follows:

Q1: Have your viewing habits or situation changed between 2012 and 2013?
Q2: Sky subscribers: What is your status regarding Sky Sports F1?
Q3: Virgin Media subscribers: What is your status regarding Sky Sports F1?
Q4: How did you consume Formula 1 in 2012? [Sky live races]
Q5: How did you consume Formula 1 in 2012? [BBC and Sky live races]
Q6: How do you plan to consume Formula 1 in 2013? [Sky live races]
Q7: How do you plan to consume Formula 1 in 2013? [BBC and Sky live races]
Q8: BBC F1 – 2012 vs 2013
Q9: Sky Sports F1 – 2012 vs 2013
Q10: Have the changes to the BBC team made you…

The questions are fairly self-explanatory, but to just go through it – Question 1 is an overview question. Questions 2 and 3 concern Sky and Virgin Media customers only and their status regarding Sky Sports F1. So if you don’t have Sky or Virgin Media, skip to Question 4.

Questions 4 through to 7 concern how you chose to consume Formula 1 in 2012, and also how you plan to consume it in 2013. For these questions, assume it is a normal European race, and not an Asian race, where there would be extra re-runs added to the schedule. Questions 8 and 9 ask whether you are more likely to watch BBC’s and Sky’s coverage compared with 2012, whilst Question 10 focusses primarily on the changes to the BBC team over the Winter.

The poll results will be announced in the three week break following the Malaysian Grand Prix along with some articles to go alongside it. As always though, it is not just about the poll – if there is a particular reason why you plan to consume Formula 1 differently in 2013, or whether you have been converted from one broadcaster to another, drop a line in the comments.










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6 thoughts on “Poll: Your Formula 1 2013 television viewing habits

  1. No change here will watch the vast majority on Sky. Eddie Jordan has been bad enough to make me not watch the BBC and now they have a presenter who doesn’t even like F1 (and has said so on the BBC!) clinches it. Lazenby might be a bit wooden at times (he seemed much better suited to presenting in a studio as he did for rugby) but compared to the opposition there’s no contest.

    Assuming (when live) practice is still using 5 Live commentary I might switch between them to hear McNish (if it’s a race he’s at) who’s the best signing the BBC Sport have made in a long time. One thing that will be interesting is what happens when McNish and Davidson are off racing for Audi/Toyota are we just going to get a succession of reserve drivers with nothing to say plus the odd journalist?

  2. I would watch the actual race itself live on Sky when they are shared races because i prefer the commontary team there, i think Croft and Brundle are both excellent and Ben Edwards’ voice annoys me and DC is way too Red Bull biased during commontary. I would however always watch the pre and post race shows on the BBC as this is where they really excel and have a huge advantage over sky.

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