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  • Message 1. Posted by Lucio63 (U14870564) on Sunday, 15th May 2011permalink

    Today I missed the scheduled coverage of the moto GP however it was aired at 12:30 and it is now 17:14 and still not available. Why is it not available and if its because of rights then instead of saying "coming soon" can't we have an indication of when its coming since 4hrs is not soon in my book.

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  • Message 2. Posted by Bamz (U13990489) on Sunday, 15th May 2011permalink

    Agreed.
    In the twenty first century, how hard can it be to put a rough time on a recorded broadcast.

    Come on beeb, pull your finger out.

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  • Message 3. Posted by Lauren1384 (U14870634) on Sunday, 15th May 2011permalink

    As usual the BBC leave us waiting for what we pay our licence fee for, unless of cause it is a cooking program or tenis. Why as normal does the BBC boast they are covering the moto gp and then not show it or not put it on the I player.

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  • Message 4. Posted by Andrew (U3247880) on Sunday, 15th May 2011permalink

    This happened to the Turkish Grand Prix last weekend, that wasn't uploaded until the next day. Seems iPlayer and motorsport don't mix well....

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  • Message 5. Posted by Asluthier (U14779411) on Sunday, 15th May 2011permalink

    I concur... It is now coming up to 8.pm and I sat down to enjoy the motogp. and I have no faith that I will be able to watch until tomorrow.
    If it is possible to air the Moto 2/125 immediately after, then why not the GP proper.
    I can only assume that there is some liscencing issue which restricts the iplayer broadcasts.
    This should be clarified.

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  • Message 6. Posted by Lauren1384 (U14870634) on Sunday, 15th May 2011permalink

    It's now 8.10 pm, still no moto gp, if as suggested by another upset viewer that the gp may not be aired until tomorrow then that means I will have to wait until then before I can communicate with anyone or watch any news etc so as not to risk finding out the results.

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  • Message 7. Posted by Lucio63 (U14870564) on Sunday, 15th May 2011permalink

    Yes and this was highlighted last week also, however its not just motorsport it seems to be any sport check out the
    Athletics: Great Manchester Run - 2011
    which is also coming soon and it was aired at 10:00 am.
    Ok I understand the BEEB has restrictions due to copyright etc but I could have had a friend record it for me had I known it would take this long. They should like any other business at least set a customers expectation and not leave us hanging on.

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  • Message 8. Posted by matt (U8621220) on Sunday, 15th May 2011permalink

    Hi,
    The timeframe we have always been given for processing any live content is 3.5 times the length of the programme starting from the time the broadcast ends.

    If these are going through the standard slow encoders, that's the timeframe the BBC have given us since iPlayer started.

    If they use the faster encoders (which they often tend to do with programmes like these) the availabilty of streaming versions is usually quite a bit quicker.

    If downloads are also due to be available, these seem to always go through the slower encoders.

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  • Message 9. Posted by Asluthier (U14779411) on Sunday, 15th May 2011permalink

    If the above is true then it should have been up ages ago, and moto2 should have been up later.

    still no sign, rhyme or reason.

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  • Message 10. Posted by Lucio63 (U14870564) on Sunday, 15th May 2011permalink

    Ok so I have never seen this guidline about the 3,5 times the length of a live programme however motogp2 finished at 2pm and was on for 1 and a half hrs by my calculations it should have been available at 7:15 but it still says coming soon just give us a time and be done with it so I don't have to keep checking in and avoiding the sports news!

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  • Message 11. Posted by matt (U8621220) on Sunday, 15th May 2011permalink

    It's appearing now www.bbc.co.uk/iplaye...

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