It’s here! The TPF Formula 1 Podcast! Join Grace and me as we discuss the silent launch of F1 TV streaming service…so “over-the-top” it can’t be seen. We cover the NFL draft type thing that F1 needs in the off season or something like that or whatever. We discuss Alonso’s win and Ferrari thaw and much more.
NC, they took your advice…. https://f1tv.formula1.com/
The issue for me is that when you are a company with a profound product that is at the top of its competitive market place, then you can do things like spend time on cool theme music for individual campaigns and new logos and nuanced media ads, bespoke fan events etc. Think Apple and their iPhone or Nike. What Grace and I were speaking of is F1’s time spent on the nuanced marketing elements that one would normally find with a class-leading products in rude health but F1’s product hasn’t been in rude health for a while and I think… Read more »
Huxley tells me that the F1 TV audience last season was 352.3 million. Meanwhile the NFL audience for 2017 was 18.2 million. So if every one of those NFL fans also watch F1, 5.1% of the audience will have understood the analogy.
….and I’m one of those 5.1%. ;-)
Don’t they call that “fraud”?
In the parallel universe- the digital domain is fracturing the marketplace as we knew it. “New Media” has disrupted the traditional watershed and new content comes with a new caveat- how to connect the tributary to the river. I imagine that boxes like Apple TV and Roku follow a franchise model: there is a buy-in fee for modularity; software costs create a new threshold. Look at Directv Now: creates a new model with AT&T Wireless for cord-cutters, yet has no stand-alone cloud dvr service, lacks a user-friendly linearity to channel selection and remains subject to throttling depending on any individual’s… Read more »
First of all, I like the idea of an off-season E-sport race or championship with the drivers, but do you really think that after a long and tiring F1 season, Kimi wants to be video game racing? AND don’t you think some wiz-kid wouldn’t be hired as a “Kimi stand-in” to race in Kimi’s place? I’d rather see them release a bunch of “behind the scenes” video footage and race footage from the just completed season. As for racing in Miami and “just another street race” – you just had the amazing street race at Baku, as an example of… Read more »
Want to solve the problem with their web site? They should hire the only guys making tons of $$ on the Internet – the porn industry. Free views, enticements, trial subscriptions – monthly payments. By the way – for the tenth time, if one clears the browser history (AVG recommends weekly) – BANG go all the links to WordPress, etc. And then I cannot post to the site… again. Old password doesn’t work… WordPress wants a new one – you think you two are the only ones hating passwords? What a f**king bore passwords are. I have a list of… Read more »
OK, so login in from F1 TV page seemed to be a problem but was able to login from f1.com then go to F1 TV… archive races pretty slim at this point… cannot wait for the 1981 season where the Lotus 88 ruled without racing.
So English commentary of Bahrain 2018 is Sky announcers. They have an FX mode with no commentary… good to sync up with BBC Radio 5 Live… picture quality was very good. Did not watch long enough to see what happened when Sky announcers were not there. Tomorrow should be interesting.
Yeah, I checked this morning and they are drip-feeding content as they post it and that’s perfectly understandable. Looking forward to its fully matured look and feel. Just takes time and some patience but they’re doing well so far.
Question for those that have F1 TV Pro. Regarding the race replays, like Baku 2 weeks ago, does it feel like a live race? In other words, can you select any in car view, see live timing and scoring, listen to driver audio, etc. I’m wondering if the replays are just the network feed or if you get all the bells and whistles of the live broadcast also. This is important for me as in the US there are a good number of races I simply don’t wake up early enough, or conversely stay up late for.
Baku isn’t up yet and from the other races this season, it’s just the world feed. Everything you said about sync’ing T&S 9which I called for for a long time now) and other features doesn’t seem to be there. You can read my initial thoughts post on it.