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RUK on Monday – Very Poor use of split screen

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  • #20617
    yeatsyeats
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    Interrupted the climax of a number of races to switch to split screen, sometimes to only show them circling at the start.
    Does it really matter if you miss the first couple of hurdles in a 3 mile hurdle to avoid spoiling another race?
    How many people can watch two races at once, not that you can usually see much on the small screen.
    Even at the end of racing they sounded in a great rush to get home and it seemed a great inconvenience that a stewards enquiry was announced at Kempton.
    A poor show for £20 a month.

    #384342
    stilvi
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    Sounds like viewers are being short-changed everywhere. Channel 4 didn’t even show the third crossing the line in the King George – several seconds before it was announced. Admitedly they have been increasingly useless for many years.

    #384346
    IanIan
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    I know RUK had five meetings to cover but couldn’t they have used a behind the red button system rather than split screens? It dilutes the quality of the coverage.

    Considering it was King George day yesterday the coverage was pretty poor lack of proper previews, lack of proper coverage of the aftermath of the King George.

    I was pretty disappointed to be honest.

    #384353
    robnorthrobnorth
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    increasingly useless

    :?:

    #384357
    stilvi
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    increasingly useless

    :?:

    Which of the two words don’t you understand – or do we assume you think the camera shots are good?

    #384462
    no idea
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    At least they showed the racing
    ATR did not show Towcester or Down Royal live but showed the all weather rubbish instead. Sad day for ATR for doing that

    #384466
    Racing Daily
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    At least they showed the racing
    ATR did not show Towcester or Down Royal live but showed the all weather rubbish instead. Sad day for ATR for doing that

    There were not even teletype commentaries on Towcester on the RP site. I thought i’d gone back in time to an era when some BH meetings were not covered by extel.
    I want racing to regress by 20 years, but not like that.

    #384469
    phil walkerphil walker
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    I also noticed the teletext betting and results on Racing UK yesterday were at least half an hour out all day – very useful!

    The racing review yesterday did present a lot of the interviews with winning connections for Kempton, though I would have preferred to see them as live during the day, and as has been said their post-King George coverage was abysmal.

    As for ATR I have to agree their decision to show Limerick and Wolves instead of Towcester was crazy. I haven’t seen them use their red button service for ages

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    DaveMonkDaveMonk
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    At least they showed the racing
    ATR did not show Towcester or Down Royal live but showed the all weather rubbish instead. Sad day for ATR for doing that

    There showing the replays. The meeting was advertised it would be an SIS meeting only.

    #384680
    stodge
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    It was only a couple of years ago that ATR was often using the "red button" option if there were too many meetings to show at the same time yet this didn’t seem to be available on Monday.

    I wonder if this is a budgettary issue and using the red button is an expensive option.

    I also found the loss of Towcester in exchange for Limerick incomprehensible.

    The only thing is, of course, to ask what would have happened if we only had the single Racing Channel ? In the old days, only four meetings were shown "live" so there’s some improvement with the two spaecialist channels.

    #384682
    yeatsyeats
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    The only thing is, of course, to ask what would have happened if we only had the single Racing Channel ? In the old days, only four meetings were shown "live" so there’s some improvement with the two spaecialist channels.

    Think one channel would be preferable for British racing, it’s only a handful of days a year when races are scheduled to clash and even if they do it’s hard to watch them all even if they are on two channels.

    Didn’t mind too much Towcester missing out due to that anti-whip rubbish they came out with.

    #384683
    rich_ie
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    Can understand ATR giving preference to Limerick. It had a Grade 2, admittedly short in numbers, and the lowest value race – the bumper – still carried a higher purse than the richest event on the Towcester card.

    What I don’t understand was the decision to give prominence and commentary to Leicester over the Christmas Hurdle today. That said it was poor race planning between the UK and Irish authorities to schedule them so badly.

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