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12 Jan 2018 23:45

argyllflyer wrote:UK viewers were facing a blackout but Freesports (recently added FTA channel on all digital platforms) have picked the whole thing up with live coverage on Sun/Tues/Thurs/Sat/Sun and delayed on Wed/Fri.

https://www.freesports.tv/


All platforms, but not all areas. Boo hiss.
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13 Jan 2018 05:49

Now if only we could get coverage in the US. It appears we have 0 coverage on TV this year. NBC appears to have taken all races off TV and put them on their subscription streaming service. :(
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14 Jan 2018 04:00

Koronin wrote:Now if only we could get coverage in the US. It appears we have 0 coverage on TV this year. NBC appears to have taken all races off TV and put them on their subscription streaming service. :(


Thankfully Australia hasn't gone that way for the majority of the high profile races. Giro fans like me have to pay as from last year when the rights expired.
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22 Jan 2018 10:25

Ok, the British Eurosport 2018 season kicks off on Sun 28th Jan at 10pm with highlights of that day's Cadel Evans race. There is a TDU highlights package on as well, on Mon 29th and maybe elsewhere.
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22 Jan 2018 11:20

Isn't really much room on the Eurosport calendar at this time of the year is there (I guess no Qatar anymore so don't need to worry about the clash with the Olympics).
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22 Jan 2018 13:16

Ferminal wrote:Isn't really much room on the Eurosport calendar at this time of the year is there (I guess no Qatar anymore so don't need to worry about the clash with the Olympics).


Eurosport haven't had it for years though - rights were owned by BeInSports. Thetre's a fair amount coming our way afaik.
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22 Jan 2018 13:20

New season be upon us!
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24 Jan 2018 12:17

For UK folk there is a good deal on the ES player again. GBP 29.99 for 12 months as against 4.99/month for a year's subscription or 6.99/month with no commitment.
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29 Jan 2018 08:18

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02 Feb 2018 15:31

argyllflyer wrote:British Eurosport commentary pairings so far:

(Beyond what ES have already confirmed for early season, I have included Rob Hatch's bookings for the season as they stand, per his twitter)

Tour Down Under (highlights): (world feed - Liggett etc)
Cadel Evans Great Ocean Race (highlights): Stephens (solo)
Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana: Hatch & Stephens
Herald Sun Tour (highlights): (world feed - Liggett & Keenan)
Dubai Tour: tbc
Vuelta a Andalucia: tbc
Volta ao Algarve: tbc
Abu Dhabi Tour: tbc
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad: tbc
Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne: tbc
Le Samyn: tbc
Strade Bianche: Hatch & ??
Paris-Nice: Hatch & ??
Paris-Roubaix: Hatch & ??
La Fleche Wallonne: Hatch & ??
Liege-Bastogne-Liege: Hatch & ??
Giro d'Italia: Hatch & ??
Tour de France: Hatch & ?? (will be part of the big comms team)
Tour de Pologne: Hatch & ??



I've said this before, and I'll say it again: argyllflyer has a calming effect on my fragile psyche. You always know what you're going to get from argyllflyer. S/he is awesome.
That said, I have to say I'm starting to become a big fan of the Hatch/Stephens combo. They seem to have a comfortable balance and the banter is almost seamless. No talking over one another. Good rapport and good race analysis.
Those two are a top notch pair.
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02 Feb 2018 15:48

Hatch and Stephens are by far my best duo commentating on cycling.
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03 Feb 2018 05:42

yaco wrote:Hatch and Stephens are by far my best duo commentating on cycling.


Yeah they are pretty good, Brian Smith is also good when paired with the right person.
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03 Feb 2018 12:05

On the Sky tv guide there are only the first two stages of Dubai Tour scheduled for the next two weeks, I fear that with Olympics they send all the cycling to the player.

This year at least in Italy there is also zero coverage of live cycling on Bike Channel that seems on the verge of bankruptcy according to what they said on the Italian forum.
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03 Feb 2018 16:16

Nirvana wrote:On the Sky tv guide there are only the first two stages of Dubai Tour scheduled for the next two weeks, I fear that with Olympics they send all the cycling to the player.

This year at least in Italy there is also zero coverage of live cycling on Bike Channel that seems on the verge of bankruptcy according to what they said on the Italian forum.


In the UK, Dubai is live on the first four days on ES2 at 09.30 GMT, it is bumped on the saturday through for speed skating.

This is a wonderous addition to their website! https://www.eurosport.co.uk/tvschedule-search.shtml
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Re: Eurosport commentary

08 Feb 2018 09:57

Great to see my man Carlton Kirby in mid-season form at the Dubai tour.
He lost his mind when the host broadcaster kept going back to a shot of a turtle 6 km's from the finish of stage 2.
As the kids say nowadays, I lol'd.
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09 Feb 2018 08:01

the delgados wrote:Great to see my man Carlton Kirby in mid-season form at the Dubai tour.
He lost his mind when the host broadcaster kept going back to a shot of a turtle 6 km's from the finish of stage 2.
As the kids say nowadays, I lol'd.


The director has a habit of breaking off from the action to show a fountain or flowerbed etc - fine with 80km to go, less so with 6...
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10 Feb 2018 05:46

Usual RCS style camera work, they use one helicopter only to film these things.
We are lucky that in Dubai there aren't young girls, old men and baby childs near the finish line.
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10 Feb 2018 06:39

Nirvana wrote:Usual RCS style camera work, they use one helicopter only to film these things.
We are lucky that in Dubai there aren't young girls, old men and baby childs near the finish line.


There's no one at the finish line. There's no one who lines the route.
I exaggerate to a certain extent, but I don't understand the initiative to race in Dubai. It's kinda funny when a camera focuses on a group of three or four people along the route. It's like, "Hey, someone is watching!" Yesterday we saw some guy on the road waving a red flag for no reason other than to tell the riders to get out of his way. Then we saw a few guys going crazy and getting as close to the peloton as possible without getting run over, but that was pretty much it.
Whenever I tune in to the Dubai tour, I ask myself why the race exists.
Thank god we have my man Carlton Kirby to spice things up a bit and bring us out of our collective doldrums.
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10 Feb 2018 07:25

"Collective doldrums"? He's my "Mute-button-tester" :)
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