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I had dinner with Nicky Grist while I was at Catalunya and he was suggesting that we may not be getting the TV coverage right after the rally next year. It may go back to being a week after the event. Nicky said that while the ratings are high enough to keep WRC on TV, they are not high enough to justify the huge costs of sending the feed via satellite to the US.

Personally, I welcome that if it means they will be able to edit a better show (probably won't though). I have always felt that the half hour shows of the late 90's early 00's were way better and that they gave a better sense of what happened at the rally than the current 1.5 hour shows. Not to mention they were works of video and editing art IMO
 

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>Morgan, I hope you paid for Nicky's dinner for the privelege
>of sitting with this great Welshman! Next time you talk to
>him, unless you furnish me with his private email, can you
>find out if he can do the commentary instead of the boring
>voices we have had this last year? At least Nicky knows what
>he's talking about, except when it comes to his predictions
>about Petter and Marcus winning! I know how these
>Scandinavians can drink!

What do you mean? Nicky paid for the privilege of sitting next to me}(
 

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>OK, I'm somewhat stupid,
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>Maybe there are a lot more zero's and ones than I think
>possible but...
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>What is the deterent or what would it take, or what would the
>delay be, to send it through the internet. Does not the well
>heeled network parent/owner of Speed have a T-1? or 2(to spare
>not configuratrion)?? How busy is it on a Sunday afternoon???
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>Bernie
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I would guess the reason they may not use the internet to transmit the show is because the shows are produced on location in the service parks, and I don?t think they get high speed internet like we do in some of those countries
 
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