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View Poll Results: Are you disappointed that Speed Channel won't cover WRC '06 seas
Yea! that suxx, bring back WRC on Speed Channel. 355 99.16%
Nope! don't care about WRC. 3 0.84%
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Old 01-02-2006, 07:09 PM   #1
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Default WRC '06 season on Speed Channel not to be?

Are you guys disappointed that Speed Channel won't (look's like) cover WRC '06 season this year?

I'm paying to have that channel and they only air NASCAR. Don't get me wrong, I like NASCAR also but.....it's always on!! where's the European open
wheel races? European touring? shifter kart? race bike GP? WRC? at least they kept Australian V8 races.

I'm thinking seriously about removing Speed Channel from my TV package.

On top of that, they are deleting and locking threads from ppl that asking them what's going on with WRC '06 season on there forums........lame!!
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Old 01-02-2006, 07:13 PM   #2
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didn't know about this. I'll have to think about keeping it. I mean there is still F1, World Challenge that I could watch.
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Old 01-02-2006, 07:24 PM   #3
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Yeah its a shame that by the time speed goes HD, all you will be able to get is NASCAR....NOT !!!

WRC deserves a better network than SPEED. You are right, EVERY time you turn on Speed its some kinda NAscar and trust me , I understand why, but man we are losing out here big time. We need a new channel called "Left and right and braking also" in the 3 other parts of the USA ,.....

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Old 01-02-2006, 07:35 PM   #4
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Meh, I haven't had Speed for 5 years.
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Old 01-02-2006, 07:39 PM   #5
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This sux they might as well just rename it Nascrap TV. I will flip if they cancel the World Challenge, Grand-Am and ALMS coverage next.
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Old 01-02-2006, 07:56 PM   #6
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So where are you getting this information? Have they made an announcement?

On the Speed forum it is just speculation from people panicking, just like last year and the year before that and the year before that



I know Speed is desperate to get rid of the WRC because the ratings are abysmal, but Subaru in the past, had threatened to pull their advertising and I have been told they have actually been buying the airtime to put the show on.

Nicky Grist had mentioned to me that we may get a delayed version (i.e. a week late) since the satellite feed is a huge expense.


It's not over until they make it official
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Old 01-02-2006, 08:22 PM   #7
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they may get better numbers if it wasn't on after 11pm on sunday nights
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Old 01-02-2006, 08:25 PM   #8
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Old 01-02-2006, 08:25 PM   #9
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they may get better numbers if it wasn't on after 11pm on sunday nights
depends on what time zone your in, it's on at 8pm on the west coast
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Old 01-02-2006, 08:26 PM   #10
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So where are you getting this information? Have they made an announcement?

On the Speed forum it is just speculation from people panicking, just like last year and the year before that and the year before that



I know Speed is desperate to get rid of the WRC because the ratings are abysmal, but Subaru in the past, had threatened to pull their advertising and I have been told they have actually been buying the airtime to put the show on.

Nicky Grist had mentioned to me that we may get a delayed version (i.e. a week late) since the satellite feed is a huge expense.


It's not over until they make it official
This is the first I've heard of Speed dropping WRC entirely, and I, as well, won't believe it till I see an official announcement.
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Old 01-02-2006, 08:29 PM   #11
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Maybe if they drop it, OLN will pick it up.
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Old 01-02-2006, 08:29 PM   #12
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Does this mean "The Lost Drive-In" brings in more revenue than the rest of the non NASCAR motorsport community? Could they not find anything else worthy of airtime or does the France family have it's finger on SPEED's tail too?

Time for an upstart cable access channel!!!!!
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Old 01-02-2006, 08:29 PM   #13
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Old 01-02-2006, 09:18 PM   #14
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Yikes!!! Is this true? With Ford making a big push with their new Focus this year, surely they'll be looking to advertise during WRC events more?
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Old 01-02-2006, 09:34 PM   #15
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I surely hope this is not true!

A few years ago SPEED Vision had 1month and sometimes 3 month delays on the WRC. I petitioned, sent many e-mails, etc.. to bring the WRC back to a reasonable time. They responded very well with same day feeds and last year went to Sunday night deals which was still fine.

It would be disappointing if it were to go away.
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Old 01-02-2006, 10:54 PM   #16
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I'm still trying to get thru the video rights with ISC and once again they have me in a holding pattern. I think something may be up as I said awhile back.

I don't think Speed has said they are dropping it I just don't think they have said they are going to pick it up. That leaves the US video rights in limbo at the moment. In the scope of things I don't think the WRC is that expensive to carry. As Mopho mentioned it probably has a lot to do with what Subaru is willing to pay. If "A Day in the Life of a NASCAR Driver's Wife" will make more money then Subaru will spend then no more WRC on Speed.
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Old 01-02-2006, 10:55 PM   #17
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According to an e-mail response that I just received today…
“as of right now, SpeedTV will not be airing any events, for the 2006 season, of FIA sanctioned events”.
And according to their schedule this is true.
You have got to be kidding me!
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Old 01-02-2006, 11:04 PM   #18
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Nnnnnnnnnnnooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
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Old 01-02-2006, 11:27 PM   #19
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speed channel blows!!! I am sick and tired of nascar...I'm almost at the point of hating it...

NO FIA races!!! WTH are they thinking?!!!
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Old 01-02-2006, 11:29 PM   #20
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Might as well change the gotdam name to nascarTV right fuggin now.....

I should quit stealing the cable signal....
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Old 01-02-2006, 11:41 PM   #21
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Then cancel your subscription to the Speed channel and subscribe to WRC.com or one of a dozen other Rally sites for their live/slightly delayed webcasts. Problem solved.
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Old 01-02-2006, 11:44 PM   #22
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Well, this is almost fine by me. Late last season, I started downloading torrents of the euro feeds of the each day of the event. Piped them into my xbox media center, and didn't have to deal with speed channel at all. Though, it is a shame that there is so little revenue in it, what has subaru done to drive awareness? Walk into your dealership...is there a single item that says "WRX- Rally bred peformance; See the WRX take on the toughest terrain in the world on Speed Channel brought to you by Subaru". At best, there may be a few year old WRC banner in the parts dept.

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Old 01-02-2006, 11:49 PM   #23
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According to an e-mail response that I just received today…
“as of right now, SpeedTV will not be airing any events, for the 2006 season, of FIA sanctioned events”.
And according to their schedule this is true.
You have got to be kidding me!
I'm guessing the video rights to F1 are a lot more expensive then WRC. Maybe its some package negotiating deal. Lower the F1 costs or we drop everything FIA ! We'll probably never kow the whole story if it all falls apart.
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Old 01-03-2006, 01:51 AM   #24
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“as of right now, SpeedTV will not be airing any events, for the 2006 season, of FIA sanctioned events”.
No way! F1 got network coverage last year, and Speed is gonna drop it this year??


If that's the case, I wish I could drop Speed. It's part of basic cable here!
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Old 01-03-2006, 02:06 AM   #25
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No way! F1 got network coverage last year, and Speed is gonna drop it this year??


If that's the case, I wish I could drop Speed. It's part of basic cable here!
Agreed.

It's a sad time to be a motorsports fan.
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