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post #1 of 99 (permalink) Old 2014-09-05, 11:47 PM Thread Starter
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Well, it starts next weekend. Is anyone in Canada going to be showing the races?

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For those who don't have access to FoxSR, the races usually show up on YouTube, or Formula E's website a few days after the event. Also RDS.

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post #2 of 99 (permalink) Old 2014-09-06, 12:57 AM
 
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With all those extra feeds and no NHL in the future TSN ought to step up.
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RDS will air the first race (Beijing, China) Sat 13 Sep 2014, 10:25am. During the Italian Grand Prix, the announcer mentioned that RDS has acquired the broadcast rights. Since RDS is TSN's french sister, I imagine TSN will also follow suit.

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jlet: not necessarily, RDS has a bit more racing programming that isn't carried on TSN (World Rallycross, DTM, MotoGP, and now apparently FormulaE)
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Yup it is on live on Speed. Unfortunately, I hear Rogers has dropped Speed. Fortunately, I have Shaw and they still carry it. So I highly doubt TSN will be showing it.
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200 hp = 150 mph, not bad, be interesting to watch
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All I could find out about the mishmash that is Speed Canada is a link to Fox Sports in the US:

http://www.foxsports.com/motor

This article is the most read at the site:

http://www.foxsports.com/motor/story...aturday-090714

As you can see it mentions the race being live at 3.30ET on Saturday morning and repeated on Fox Sports Go(?) at 1pm on Sunday. Anyone know if those are the times for Canada?
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It's listed as 1:30-3:00am MDT on Speed Canada in the Shaw Direct guide.

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Yeah that's what it shows on my Shaw Cable guide and then repeated a few times through the week, Saturday is going to be a late night for me, stay up to watch Formula E and then at 3:30 AM MDT is the Port Adelaide Aussie football game.
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Mandatory 1 minute, 49 second pit stop to change cars when the battery runs down! Not a great race, with few passes, just a bit of stupidity at the end with a terrible move by Prost. We'll see how they do on a better track, one that's not square with 4 90 degree turns. I didn't see any graphics where the driver got into 5th gear.

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Wait, they change cars when the battery runs down?
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Wait, they change cars when the battery runs down?
Ya they are sooooo behind ..

With R/C racing I just swap batteries when they go flat


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I managed to watch the first lap & a half. The noise is annoying which was enough to change channels. It just reminds me of the old TCR slot racing from the '80's.

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What channel was this Formula-E on?
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RDS & Speed (for those who still have it)

I just sent Formula E an e-mail advising that most of English Canada currently cannot watch their races and that they may wish to negotiate with someone like TSN or SN. Others interested may wish to do something similar.

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