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I pay £18 month for BT Tv. That includes all BT sport channels in HD and both Eurosport channels in HD

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2 hours ago, james1234 said:

I pay £18 month for BT Tv. That includes all BT sport channels in HD and both Eurosport channels in HD

How much are you paying for broadband as I was on the same and think overall it was £54 a month for the same sport package.

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My latest BT bill dated 5th Feb was £49, that includes a 2nd TV box, and broadband at 52mbs.  I think there was a price rise for part of that so next month may be a little more.

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5 hours ago, james1234 said:

I pay £18 month for BT Tv. That includes all BT sport channels in HD and both Eurosport channels in HD

i,m a b.t customer and pay £3.50 a month for all of the b.t sports channels

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I don't buy steak so that's pretty cheap.

 

But I don't have steak....

It's your choice but you're missing out on a lot of speedway to add to what you watch live. Each to their own. 

 

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I'm only missing out if I feel i am missing out.  And since I watch other sports for free i don't feel like I'm missing out on speedway in the slightest. Most speedway they show is boring rubbish anyway.  The gp's are better, am I missing out?? No, cos they on you tube about 2 mins after they have finished.  

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I do not have either now as my budget is set and I just watch the free sport now.

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I just have Freeview TV and go to watch sport live, if they all close due to lack of crowds there will be no Speedway to watch on TV. By going to the track I hope it helps keep the track open for me to watch the action in future years. In London I used to watch racing, bikes and cars, at Wimbledon, Hackney, Harringay, Crayford, Walthamstow, West Ham, Wembley and White City. Only one of those stadiums still exist and that is only for Scumball. We all need to support our nearest tracks, the two I went to last season are a 90 and 150+ minute train journey and they are the only two that I can now get to but if I want to see racing then there is no choice. 

EDIT:- I missed out New Cross from the tracks in London I had been to!

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So here we are, another several weeks on, ...... and still no announcement if they are covering domestic or not ??

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According to the Star its imminent!!

 

With the SCB and BSPA clearly meeting this week (see statement re Nicholls) I reckon there will be an announcement within days.

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9 minutes ago, Skidder1 said:

According to the Star its imminent!!

 

With the SCB and BSPA clearly meeting this week (see statement re Nicholls) I reckon there will be an announcement within days.

 

9 minutes ago, Skidder1 said:

According to the Star its imminent!!

 

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HAS been for weeks!  Still some bickering going on but will happen.

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Philip - I ask you this

Who do you think watches league speedway on tv?

If the answer is "speedway fans" then surely some of them are watching on tv rather than paying to attend

I assume your idea of televising league matches is for non- or ex-speedway fans to view and then to become paying spectators

Do you honestly think that this assumption actually works, and if it doesn't then what is the point of televising when existing fans stay away to watch televised league matches

Just where is there any benefit?

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Exposure on TV can help to remind the public that speedway exists and hopefully make them want to go and watch it live. Whether these are new or lapsed fans is immaterial, as long as they attend.

Equally whether a viewer is a regular attendee at matches or just watches on TV is immaterial. They contribute to the viewing figures that keep the sport being televised.

You could apply the above equally to sponsors.

TV coverage to me is a superb bonus that allows me to watch matches that I could not otherwise attend and also maintains and feeds my love of the sport. I suspect I'm not alone. Are speedway supporters really only capable of watching one match a week? 

Only speedway with its limited, negative thinking, which does so very much to stifle it and destroys the opportunities I mentioned above, could blow it so consistently year in year out.

All sports need TV, which is why they clamour for coverage. Well, all but one,  it seems. 

 

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The reason for tv viewers varies.  Some can only go to home meetings so watching an away meeting of their team on tv is great, how many from the South can or want to travel to BV on a mid week night.  Some will watch home meetings on tv if the weather is iffy and or they have a long journey to the track.  Some will watch on tv if the meeting is going to be one sided.  The trouble with most clubs racing on the same night is that some of the fans will stay at home to watch a better meeting on the tv.

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