Originally Posted by bsimeral
I know, but to get the Speed channel in our area is expensive. Our local cable was Jones then ATT and now Comcast and we have less and pay lots more. Next year I will probably break down and pay the extra money for the package with the speed channel to see CART (if they survive) and F1....of course there is nothing else in it that I want.
At least golf is well covered and free.....that's 1 for 3 of my big sports interests.
Regardless, it will be fun watching the US Ski team this year even if we only get to see a few racers making a few turns.
You might want to look into Sattelite (DirecTv). I have one level up from the bottom, and it includes Speed Channel and OLN. I also have a 2 tuner TiVO, which is really cool. You can only use the 2 tuner version of TiVo if you have DirecTv. We have Adelphia in my neighborhood, and Concast in the county next to me, and both are more expensive than satellite.
When it comes to WC skiing coverage, I think we got spoiled a couple of years ago, when OLN showed all of every run of every WC race, men's and women's. The only caveat to that, is that for the technical (2 run) events, they only showed the second runs. It was amazing coverage, but I don't think there's a big audience for it and it's expensive for them to purchase it (they just show the Euro broadcasts, and do thier own commentary over it), because the following year, they cut way back. Now they just show the Americans and the top finishers, and don't even show all of those runs. It's basically down to a highlight reel.
They are starting to do the same with bike racing. The last few years they had a lot. Then this year, they didn't have some of the major events, including the Vuelta Espania - the grand tour of Spain (I don't speak or write any Spanish, so I know I butchered it). I have the feeling that next year, we won't see the Giro d Italia either. And we'll probably only see the Tour de France as long as Lance is in it. Sucks. OLN is becoming another TNN, which is basically what I refer to as Red Neck television (it's just a joke folks - meant as the polar opposite of BET) - hunting and fishing, and in OLN's case, rodeo.
I really wish I could get RSN on my satellite. That would entertain me.