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R.I.P. Speed Channel, Sad To See You Go

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by STOCKTRD, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. Aug 18, 2013 at 9:36 PM
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    Ok so my usual Sunday routine is to watch The Speed Report on the Speed Channel to catch up on the racing I missed. Well, Speed Channel is gone and replaced by Fox Sports 1. From what I know all of the great programs on Speed are gone. What the hell! No more Barrett Jackson or MOTOGP coverage. This sucks!
     
  2. Aug 18, 2013 at 9:41 PM
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    Im confused...I was watching speed this morning
     
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    IMO, that was an extremely short list. When they changed up their format awhile back, they were pretty much dead to me. WRC and F1 were cut, along with anything else I found interesting. In their place, lots of crap I couldn't care less about.

    I don't care for auction shows, but B-J is on Velocity (used to be Universal HD) if you get that.
     
  6. Aug 18, 2013 at 9:58 PM
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    It was over when the lost the F1 coverage
     
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    Fox had a 1/3 buy in of Speedvison in 2001 and negotiated for rights held by Cox and Comcast at the time which gave them majority control of the programming and the channel. This should come as no surprise. Speed has been going downhill since 2001.
     
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    The main reason I watched speed was for The Speed Report, MOTOGP, Barrett Jackson (Just so I can fantasy bid.) and Gearz. If there was nothing on I would usually hit up Speed Channel. I do miss the live F1 coverage, but because most of the races were aired at 2 AM I would just watch the hightlights on The Speed Report.

    FYI, You can email Mike Joy at Fox and tell him how you feel.
    http://msn.foxsports.com/talent/Mike_Joy
     
  9. Aug 18, 2013 at 10:08 PM
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    Agreed.
    Yup. I can't wait for moar UFC, MonsterJam, NASCAR, and all the weighty commentary on NFL referee attire. Speedvision and TechTV both have fallen far from where they started, but they must not have been profitable enough in their original forms.

    Oh, and fuck Stacey David, GearZ, and all the rest of those shows. I haven't seen one yet that didn't annoy the hell out of me, especially all of the overt BS when they hawked advertisers' products. Stacey's incessant cackling was especially annoying. I can't believe someone didn't tell him to knock that shit off.
     
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    People are too busy watching Honey Booboo.

    Speed channel is the beginning of the end of civilization.
     
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    MotoGP still airs on FS1...
     
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    That's too bad. Someone mentioned TechTv. Screensavers was the show I watched. G4 tv sucks balls.
     
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    so is there any Channel left that has good Motorsport coverage?


    I was also very pissed when fuel tv basically gave up every action sports show and showed only UFC fighting. FUEL was my favorite channel, now its crap


    Edit:

    just read fuel is getting re branded as fox sports 2, and will now ONLY show boxing and ufc shit.

    well fuck my life
     
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    None that I know of for the U.S. market. For more specialized content like this, I think we'll be stuck doing DVR searches for events until the big shift to commercial internet video takes over.
     
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    Guess ABC will air my motox and super cross now. Or at least i hope.
     
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    Like someone said, Speed has been dying a slow and agonizing death since getting bought by Fox over a decade ago. I got tired of all the auction stuff, NASCAR, and stupid "reality" show or fixer-upper shows. Sort of like MTV, Speed showed almost nothing of what it was supposed to show--which was a wide variety of motorsports. I'm glad F1 moved over to NBC since they're actually doing a good job with it so far, and I hope MotoGP moves there as well.
     
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    Speed and now FS1's coverage of MotoGP is nothing short of total crap.

    I'll stick to d/l'ing the races and watching them on my PC. Ralph Sheheen is a fucking douche, and Randy Mamola just doesn't belong on television. :2cents:
     
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