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Motor City Hamilton
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http://formula-one.speedtv.com/article/speed-to-launch-speed2-broadband-channel/

If this becomes a web only channel, then I can just go ahead and cancel my cable.

It didn't say in the article whether or not they were changing the name of Speed's original channel to TNN - The Nascar Network?

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Read closer, it says you have to be a subscriber to participate.

They're really slow on this but not stupid.
Nice to see somebody there is trying to maximize the intellectual property.

Didn't see Grand Am on the list. (sigh)

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I don't have any problems at all paying for the content I like.

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Nice idea, but you can get all that and much more for free on the net already.

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I follow much of the ALMS via Radio Le Mans, and the Midweek Mototsport Listeners Collective on FB. Some of their British rants can be a bit much at times though. But they have good coverage of F1, DTM, BTCC and other road racing. Many nights I've stayed up late following the 24hrs of Le Mans.

http://rlm.0157.org/

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=5508588715&ref=ts

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quote:
Originally posted by Kent Carter:
I don't have any problems at all paying for the content I like.

So you're the one!

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quote:
Originally posted by Muda:
Read closer, it says you have to be a subscriber to participate.

Subscriber to the online service or subscriber to CATV? I can't imagine how they could ever tell whether you were a CATV subscriber.

I will gladly pay for an online service, but have no interest in paying for CATV (157 channels and nothing on...). Between Hulu and other services you can find almost everything on TV you'd ever want to watch, EXCEPT for racing!!! Grrrr....

Hopefully this will do well and others will take notice. CATV is a dead-end technology.

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I have recommended this to Speed for years. Road racers are busy in the weekends playing with cars and usually watch racing content on the DVR, fast forwarding the commercials.

An online channel is great and should be offset by advertisers to make it free to the end user or very cheap to the end user. We will probably have to watch a :15 or :30 pre-roll advertiser video and have banner ads running next to the content. But, if done right, the ads will at least be relevant to racing fans.

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ALMS is going to be streaming the Laguna Seca race live this weekend for free - signup here:

http://americanlemans.com/live

"Saturday, May 22nd, 2010: Flag to Flag Live Coverage starting at 2:30PM PDT: The American Le Mans Series Monterey presented by Patron moves from October to May with the Series racing for six hours on the Monterey Peninsula. The 2.238-mile, 11-turn Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is a favorite of competitors and spectators alike, especially the famed Corkscrew."

I guess I'll make a new thread...

   

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