SpeedTV WRC coverage Argentina

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by DwightK, May 18, 2002.

  1. DwightK

    DwightK Second Unit

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2000
    Messages:
    269
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I don't know if any of you watch the sameday coverage of WRC Rally racing but what is hapening this weekend is absolutely disgusting[​IMG]
    Each night, SpeedTV is interjecting a 30 minute, un-announced, NASCAR news thingy inbetween the rally stages. it was at the beginning last night and tonight is was with about 10 minutes to go of the hour long coverage. I just fired of a hopeless email to be lost in the annals of SpeedTV but I had to express my displeasure somehow to them.
    Is this truely the way of the future in programming? Find the popular shows and force crap into the middle hoping the rating would improve for the junk shows? I wonder if they will be doing the same with F1 coverage as well?
    Man am I upset[​IMG]
     
  2. CharlesD

    CharlesD Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2000
    Messages:
    1,493
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Dwight,
    I feel your pain! [​IMG] (and I also e-mailed them about this)
    This it total BS. I started a thread about the Rally in After Hours as I know there are some regular posters there that are WRC fans (http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...321#post700321) and I have put some comment there.
    This NASCAR uber alles approach FOX are taking is total bullshit. Speed Vision was successful because it catered to those who realize that there is more to motor sports than drag racing or driving in circles. Fox comes in and is ruining it because they overpaid for the rights to NASCAR.
    MORONS!
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. Dan B

    Dan B Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 1999
    Messages:
    1,389
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    110
    I assumed they did it for technical reasons. Maybe they didn't receive all of the video in time to broadcast it as scheduled. If they intentionally interrupted it, that would be absurd & I will send them a nasty letter about it. [​IMG]
     
  4. Thong T

    Thong T Auditioning

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2001
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    They did the same thing a month ago during a LIVE AMA motorcycle race. After a few laps, they cut in with a 30 minutes NASCAR show. Then they cut back with 2 laps to go and show the winner.

    Thousands of motorcycle racing fans wrote in a complained. They then put out an apology letter saying that they made the wrong decision.

    On a different topic, do you guys like the American commentator for WRC? I used to watch it all the time for the past 3 years. But I stopped watching this year b/c I couldn't stand the commentator.

    Thong
     
  5. Jay H

    Jay H Producer

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 1999
    Messages:
    5,654
    Likes Received:
    33
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Pittsfield, MA
    Real Name:
    Jay
    I just send SpeedTV some feedback to this too. I don't understand their reasoning... Do they think that closet NASCAR fans are watching the WRC:Argentina hoping that a 30 minute NASCAR show is going to appear???? I mean, oh, lets switch the TV to "Stage 1: WRC Argentina" so that when SpeedTV preempts the scheduled programming to a NASCAR show, we'll be there to watch it??? that's truly absurd, cause all they are doing is pissing off the tons of Rally fans trying to watch stage 1 with their NASCAR updates, while the majority of NASCAR fans are probably watching something else. They did this too with regular programming too, I noticed, I was watching a short program on import tuners and suddenly it became NASCAR central...

    Jay
     
  6. Martin Rendall

    Martin Rendall Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2000
    Messages:
    1,043
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Real auto racing turns to the right, too!

    Martin.
     

Share This Page