Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Bruce County, ON
It is going to be interesting to see who C4 brings in as a team, and what kind of package that they have.
The most interesting part is that C4 has only the UK rights for 10 races (same as BBC), but BBC had contracts with other countries to provide commentary (not sure if TSN contracted BBC, or just had a choice and picked the BBC team from FOM). Will C4 have a full broadcast for all the races even though they are not showing them all in the UK? This would not make sense to them when a highlight package can be put together in a studio.
As well, the BBC radio team is probably still under contract as they have retained the radio rights - therefore Lee Mckenzie, Allan McNish, and James Allen probably will not be moving to C4. James also does coverage for Fox/10 in Australia.
Ben Edwards will probably move the C4 (just a guess) as he has limited other commitments to BBC. The rest of the team may be gone - Coulthard (cost), Suzi Perry (rumoured to move to Top Gear), and Eddie Jordan (C4 may not want him and may pull in another pundit.
That just leaves us with NBC and SKY as the only full-season broadcast teams that TSN has relationships with, and unfortunately I believe TSN will be leaning towards NBC's team.
All speculation, but we will probably find out with the P2 session in Australia who TSN picks - I am sure they are not going to make an announcement.