F1 TV coverage in Japan and Korea?

F1 TV coverage in Japan and Korea?

Post by Thomas Brow » Sat, 07 Sep 2002 10:55:09


I'll be in Japan and Korea over the Italian GP weekend.  Can someone tell me
which networks in those countries will cover practice, qualifying and the
race?  I know there's a list by country somewhere, but I couldn't find it.
The good news for me is that I'll be able to watch it all in primetime
rather than at the crack of dawn for once.

Thanks.  Tom

 
 
 

F1 TV coverage in Japan and Korea?

Post by Bob D » Sat, 07 Sep 2002 22:03:23

Quote:

> I'll be in Japan and Korea over the Italian GP weekend.  Can someone tell me
> which networks in those countries will cover practice, qualifying and the
> race?  I know there's a list by country somewhere, but I couldn't find it.
> The good news for me is that I'll be able to watch it all in primetime
> rather than at the crack of dawn for once.

> Thanks.  Tom

Gee, am I the obvious candidate to reply?

Qualifying and the race are on ESPN Star Sports:
<http://www.espnstar.com>

If you search the "TV Times" link, use the Phillipines
as the country because the Korean feed comes from there.  
Race coverage begins live at *6:00* PM (remember that
the Phillipines are in a different time zone from Korea).

The coverage of F1 is in Chinese, so you won't have to
listen to James Allen.  Of the two hosts, the thin
guy with glasses is a stiff, but the chunky man, Robin,
knows what he's talking about and sometimes has post
race interviews from the track in English.

If you're in Korea on September 21st, you might want
to head to Everland (just south of Seoul) and catch
the Asian Festival Of Speed which includes the Asian
F2000 series, GTs, and some other lower formula races.

http://www.afos.com/
http://www.motorista.com.ph/karera/race_sked/afos2002.html
http://www.everland.com/multi_language/english/park030.php3

Bob Dog

 
 
 

F1 TV coverage in Japan and Korea?

Post by Thomas Brow » Sun, 08 Sep 2002 11:41:26



Quote:
> > I'll be in Japan and Korea over the Italian GP weekend.  Can someone
tell me
> > which networks in those countries will cover practice, qualifying and
the
> > race?  I know there's a list by country somewhere, but I couldn't find
it.
> > The good news for me is that I'll be able to watch it all in primetime
> > rather than at the crack of dawn for once.

> > Thanks.  Tom

> Gee, am I the obvious candidate to reply?

> Qualifying and the race are on ESPN Star Sports:
> <http://www.espnstar.com>

> If you search the "TV Times" link, use the Phillipines
> as the country because the Korean feed comes from there.
> Race coverage begins live at *6:00* PM (remember that
> the Phillipines are in a different time zone from Korea).

> The coverage of F1 is in Chinese, so you won't have to
> listen to James Allen.  Of the two hosts, the thin
> guy with glasses is a stiff, but the chunky man, Robin,
> knows what he's talking about and sometimes has post
> race interviews from the track in English.

> If you're in Korea on September 21st, you might want
> to head to Everland (just south of Seoul) and catch
> the Asian Festival Of Speed which includes the Asian
> F2000 series, GTs, and some other lower formula races.

> http://www.afos.com/
> http://www.motorista.com.ph/karera/race_sked/afos2002.html
> http://www.everland.com/multi_language/english/park030.php3

> Bob Dog



times are 7am US East Coast time for qualifying and 7:30am for pre-race
coverage on Speed Channel.  If the broadcast isn't in English, at least I'll
still get to watch.  I'll miss Steve Matchett's (Benetton mechanic in 94/95)
commentary, which makes up for Rick DeBruhl's appallingly bad play-by-play
calling, but it's only one race.  The upside is that I will be attending the
USGP for the 3rd year the weekend following my return home.

Unfortunately I won't be able to make the AFOS in Seoul since I'm arriving
too late on Sunday afternoon.

Thanks.  Tom

 
 
 

F1 TV coverage in Japan and Korea?

Post by Thomas Brow » Sun, 08 Sep 2002 11:44:50


Quote:





> > > I'll be in Japan and Korea over the Italian GP weekend.  Can someone
> tell me
> > > which networks in those countries will cover practice, qualifying and
> the
> > > race?  I know there's a list by country somewhere, but I couldn't find
> it.
> > > The good news for me is that I'll be able to watch it all in primetime
> > > rather than at the crack of dawn for once.

> > > Thanks.  Tom

> > Gee, am I the obvious candidate to reply?

> > Qualifying and the race are on ESPN Star Sports:
> > <http://www.espnstar.com>

> > If you search the "TV Times" link, use the Phillipines
> > as the country because the Korean feed comes from there.
> > Race coverage begins live at *6:00* PM (remember that
> > the Phillipines are in a different time zone from Korea).

> > The coverage of F1 is in Chinese, so you won't have to
> > listen to James Allen.  Of the two hosts, the thin
> > guy with glasses is a stiff, but the chunky man, Robin,
> > knows what he's talking about and sometimes has post
> > race interviews from the track in English.

> > If you're in Korea on September 21st, you might want
> > to head to Everland (just south of Seoul) and catch
> > the Asian Festival Of Speed which includes the Asian
> > F2000 series, GTs, and some other lower formula races.

> > http://www.afos.com/
> > http://www.motorista.com.ph/karera/race_sked/afos2002.html
> > http://www.everland.com/multi_language/english/park030.php3

> > Bob Dog



> times are 7am US East Coast time for qualifying and 7:30am for pre-race
> coverage on Speed Channel.  If the broadcast isn't in English, at least
I'll
> still get to watch.  I'll miss Steve Matchett's (Benetton mechanic in
94/95)
> commentary, which makes up for Rick DeBruhl's appallingly bad play-by-play
> calling, but it's only one race.  The upside is that I will be attending
the
> USGP for the 3rd year the weekend following my return home.

> Unfortunately I won't be able to make the AFOS in Seoul since I'm arriving
> too late on Sunday afternoon.

> Thanks.  Tom

"appallingly bad"...a bit redundant, but then Rick really is *that* bad.

Tom

 
 
 

F1 TV coverage in Japan and Korea?

Post by Tim » Mon, 09 Sep 2002 01:06:54

Quote:

>I'll be in Japan and Korea over the Italian GP weekend.  Can someone tell
me
>which networks in those countries will cover practice, qualifying and the
>race?  I know there's a list by country somewhere, but I couldn't find it.
>The good news for me is that I'll be able to watch it all in primetime
>rather than at the crack of dawn for once.

Fuji TV in Japan
 
 
 

F1 TV coverage in Japan and Korea?

Post by Bob D » Mon, 09 Sep 2002 01:36:12

Quote:





> > > Qualifying and the race are on ESPN Star Sports:
> > > <http://www.espnstar.com>

> > commentary, which makes up for Rick DeBruhl's appallingly bad play-by-play
> > calling, but it's only one race.  The upside is that I will be attending
>  the
> > USGP for the 3rd year the weekend following my return home.

> "appallingly bad"...a bit redundant, but then Rick really is *that* bad.

> Tom

Rick BeDrooling, from what I hear.

Quote:
> > Unfortunately I won't be able to make the AFOS in Seoul since I'm arriving
> > too late on Sunday afternoon.

> > Thanks.  Tom

Well, at least it was useful.  Glad to help.

Bob Dog