I stayed up on Saturday night to catch the F1 qualifying session on TV. The 10 HD channel was promising the 1 hour show much earlier than the SD channel. It did not come on as 10 continued IPL cricket coverage on HD, and more cricket was on SD. Poor service to those of us who did not want to watch cricket, but there seemed little loss. I set my MacBook Pro to record the qualifying on the 10 SD channel at 5am and went to sleep.
On waking I went to watch the qualifying to find… more fucking cricket, which had gone 1 hour over schedule on the SD channel. I had 5 minutes of F1 at the end of the recording before it finished. Channel 10, your coverage of F1 is now as bad as that of Channel 9 years ago, which caused them to lose it. And you have broken your promise to broadcast F1 in HD. The race tonight is only on SD.
The only solution is bittorrent to the rescue, which enables me to take revenge on Channel 10 in Australia and ITV in Britain at the same time. Chanel 10, you have lost me. I am no longer exposed to your advertising. I will no longer tolerate your pathetic coverage of F1. I downloaded the full 2 hour ITV F1 qualifying program within hours of it being broadcast live. Hundreds of people are seeding the files, and it is infinitely better than anything we see about F1 in Australia.
Australian F1 fans, forget Channel 10′s crap coverage and constant interruptions (retarded ignorant Australian commentators, interrupting Martin Brundle for no reason, cutting off the driver press conference after the Australian F1 GP, etc) and use torrent files instead. Our fellow F1 fans around the world provide far better service than the network broadcasters ever will. Consumers have the power. Broadcasters, get used to it. You need us more than we need you. If you want us to watch your stupid channels, start delivering the service we deserve.