Australian V8 Supercars

I was worried when i heard channel 7 got the rights for the V8s, but now that i've read here that Neil Crompton is going to Seven it's not so bad. Neil is a great commentator.

I expect Matthew White to join Neil in the commentator's box in 2007. Also, Grant Denyer will probably be a pit lane commentator...
 
Would it be possible to Neil to do V8's for Seven and F1's for Ten? I thought I read a paper this morning that said something like that.

Anyways....watch RPM this arvo I guess. I've noticed that Billy has not been on the show much in recent times...just leaving that thing to take over. Hope he's on the show todays to explain whats what.
 
SL65AMG~V12~612BHP!!!!!!! said:
Would it be possible to Neil to do V8's for Seven and F1's for Ten? I thought I read a paper this morning that said something like that.

I imagine that would be very tricky contract-wise

Anyways....watch RPM this arvo I guess. I've noticed that Billy has not been on the show much in recent times...just leaving that thing to take over.

ROFL

Hope he's on the show todays to explain whats what.

It wouldn't suprise me if Ten didn't mention anything about it - I mean why would they? It's Seven's 'victory' so I don't see why Ten would mention it - after all they know most of their viewers would have heard the news anyway, and it would just be giving Seven more free publicity. I'd expect some sort of a farewell and thanks on their final (for now...) V8 broadcast though.

Edit: I stand corrected - Billy made a mention of it.
 
I was worried when i heard channel 7 got the rights for the V8s, but now that i've read here that Neil Crompton is going to Seven it's not so bad. Neil is a great commentator.

I expect Matthew White to join Neil in the commentator's box in 2007. Also, Grant Denyer will probably be a pit lane commentator...

I feel exactly the same way, i was very worried (and somewhat disappointed after all the work 10 has put into reviving v8 supercars, along with tony cochrane of course, as well as their awesome broadcasts of bathurst), however i totally forgot about matthew white (as i was also disappointed when he went to 7) so it'll be good to have him back, as well as Neil.

I think Neil will be despartely missed on F1 broadcasts, and i agree that it would be extremely tricky contract-wise to involve him in two channels. Oh well, as long as channel 7 do the v8 supercars/bathurst broadcasts justice then i'll be happy, although it'll take me a long time to get used to it!
 
Also, just a small issue, do you think 10's loss of the supercars will affect their rpm coverage and depth of stories about the V8's? At the moment, the V8s make up a lot of the content of RPM (and rightly so i think), but will they still have the same depth, and acess to all the drivers etc etc once they lose the rights? (personally i think this would suck cause i love most of the V8 related segments covered on rpm).

Also, do you think Seven's acquisition of the rights to the now much more popular V8 serious will open up the opportunity for them to have a small rpm style show regarding V8s, or will they go into more depth in the race broadcasts themselves? Or just leave deeper cover stories to RPM on channel 10 (very unlikely of course).

And while i think of it :mrgreen: any opinions as to why seven think the $70million cost is commercially feasable for them, whilst ten didn't think they could make any profit out of it?

Sorry about the long post, but as you guys probably agree i think this is a pretty big thing in the development and future of v8 supercars, and i'm just keen to see what your opinions are on this matter. Cheers!
 
Has anyone got any confirmation of Crompton moving to Seven? I can't find any reporting of it.

ncotton100 said:
Also, just a small issue, do you think 10's loss of the supercars will affect their rpm coverage and depth of stories about the V8's?

I think we'll see less V8 coverage, and an increased focus on F1, MotoGP, SBK, etc.

I've seen suggestions that Seven will do an RPM-like show purely on the V8's, but nothing has been confirmed so who knows...

As for why the cost is feasible to Seven and not Ten - Seven clearly think they can generate additional advertising revenue - and with extra hours of coverage, some smart cross-promotion with AFL and their other high-rating shows it's quite possible. Ten are more limited in their promotion opportunities with their focus on US content and being third in the ratings.
 
I hope Seven gets their own V8Supercars news related program. I guess RPM won't be the same again after this year unfortunatley :(
 
BlitzR said:
That means no more 98 or so Seconds with Russel Ingall :(

No. :) more like it. Sure, he has some interesting information but he's got such a deadpan voice I fall asleep :sleeping:
 
^Yeah and its just shamless self-promotion for Rusty & SBR from what I've seen.
 
BlitzR said:
Fair enough, but if Neil leaves for Seven, who do you think will do F1 Coverage?
Good question. Well it can't be Rusty because he does ARC/Moto GP. It can't be Daz because he only really specialises in the bikes and V8's.

Diffy and Woods couldn't possibly do the F1's together...they wouldn't even know how many cylinders the new F1's have!

I dunno...maybe they'll get someone new to begin commentating. Maybe...Murray Walker :D He did good with the M-GP in March.
 
<Has nightmares of Grace McLure hosting F1>

"... yes Billy, the times tumbled at Bay-ran...."

No, I won't let it go, she bugs me something chronic
 
Ohh fbc :whistle:
grace_mcclure.jpg

RPM.tv said:
Grace McClure was raised on an outback isolated sheep and cattle station in far Western New South Wales; a far cry from the perceived glamour and bright lights of the entertainment industry.

The youngest of five daughters and being the only girls, Grace and her sisters were left with no choice but to take on all the traditionally male roles on the station. This included everything from mustering sheep and cattle, to digging trenches, riding motorbikes and (as far fetched as it sounds!!) actually having to kill the venomous snakes which would sleep on their doorsteps in summer.

As their closest town was eighty kilometres away, they were educated via "School Of The Air." This required them to attend one, half-hour lesson talking on transceiver radio with other isolated children each day, and complete the remainder of their studies by post.

It was a unique and valuable childhood that taught Grace to have a go at anything and gave her an ongoing love of nature and taught her the value of determination, hard work and most importantly to never, ever give up. Her love of the outback, the mateship, the real people, their values and the entire lifestyle of the country is something she adored and constantly misses.

After primary school Grace attended Pembroke School in Adelaide which she loved and eventually achieved a NSW equivalent TER of 97.3. Drama was her main interest at school and ever since, she has dreamed of being an actress and TV presenter.

An international model agent scouted Grace at the age of sixteen. This eventuated in her being an Australian Finalist in the International 'Elite Look of The Year Competition' in 1996. She then studied Commerce/Law before deferring to focus on her modelling career.

Grace has two personal highlights: the first is her son Billy, who was born in April 2000 and the other is completing two Ironman Triathlons (3.8km swim; 180km bike ride; 42km run) in 2005.

Grace is no stranger to television with appearances that include:
. Blue Heelers Guest Role, Channel 7 (May 2005)
. Boat Show, Channel Nine (Co-host with Glenn Ridge 2004)
. Totally Footy Host 2003 (Channel 10 children's program)
. Presenter for "Grand Prix TV," (2003 Melbourne Grand Prix )
. Occasional Co-host of "Inside Sport TV" (Channel 10)
. Panellist Beauty and the Beast (2001/2002)
. Occasional guest on Bert Newton GMA (Face of the
Grand Prix ,World Vision Ambassador, Fitness etc)

In 2006, Grace joins Network Ten as the co-host of its magazine style motorsport program RPM.
So based on all this information, she is essentially an all-purpose TV presenter :roll:

She makes more sense now...she obviously has had a great education :roll:
As their closest town was eighty kilometres away, they were educated via "School Of The Air." This required them to attend one, half-hour lesson talking on transceiver radio with other isolated children each day, and complete the remainder of their studies by post.
^I have never heard of such a thing :bangin:
 
Yet after all that, she still can't read a teleprompter, or do some research so that it looks like she at least has half an idea what she's talking about
 
Ohh fbc :whistle:
http://img126.imageshack.**/img126/6653/grace10small5mv.jpg
If only her involvement with motorsport was limited to this much...

Ah. That's better. Stay calm fbc...
http://img126.imageshack.**/img126/6935/218jw.jpg

Channel 10 are really going to miss Neil Crompton, he's such a wealth of knowledge and I love it when he takes over the mic, you know nothing but quality commentating is going to spurt forth from his mouth. Channel 7 must be jumping over the moon and then some.

SL65AMG~V12~612BHP!!!!!!! said:
She makes more sense now...she obviously has had a great education :roll:
As their closest town was eighty kilometres away, they were educated via "School Of The Air." This required them to attend one, half-hour lesson talking on transceiver radio with other isolated children each day, and complete the remainder of their studies by post.
^I have never heard of such a thing :bangin:
Are you serious mate?? Gee whizz. School of the Air is massive. It's the only way the kids in the full on hardcore outback can get a proper education. Don't laugh at it, there's some bloody smart business minded people in the outback, how do you think they run those properties?
 
^ Hey I'm not denying she's eye candy...

:lol: You ask me to stay calm and then you post the blue bikini pic?? 'Calm' and that pic do not go together...
 
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