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Who has coverage of the Dakar on TV this year

Any ideas which channels will be covering this?

Last year I had SKY but don't know if the channel broadcasting this is available on freeview which I have this year?

I think it may have been on men and motors 1/2 hour summary every day but i'm not sure.
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Any ideas which channels will be covering this?

Last year I had SKY but don't know if the channel broadcasting this is available on freeview which I have this year?

I think it may have been on men and motors 1/2 hour summary every day but i'm not sure.
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Ian,

I think you're right about M&M - not on freeview of course.
Get down the pub and convince them to channel hop or go round to a mates house at the right time (or get him to record it) or --
just go there and watch it??!
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I've been making plans to go there and watch it but it's not going well!

Maybe I'll get my mam to record it to DVD from sky and send me a disk every 2-4 days..
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I've been making plans to go there and watch it but it's not going well!

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Apologies - mischief on my part - I've been following your sorry tale on that thread; can't rely on anyone nowadays!!
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I just did a Google "dakar race 2008 tv uk" and got this,
BBC SPORT | Motorsport | Calendar | Calendar
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I just did a Google "dakar race 2008 tv uk" and got this,
BBC SPORT | Motorsport | Calendar | Calendar

Good effort John but no cigar on this occasion; that is the BBC calendar for motor sport for 2008, but it does not mean that they have paid big bucks for the rights to show those events - quite the opposite in fact; in general they are priced out of live viewing by the satellite TV companies/pay per view etc etc.
What they will do is show a clip in the daily news programmes, unless some other, better, bigger, breaking news story gets in the way.

Occasionally, they will show bike road racing live (for the Rossi show for example) and they may show a repeat about a week after the event.

Actually, the Dakar official webpage might be a good place to follow it!!
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Thumbs up Dakar TV coveragre

Last year Eurosport covered this (excellently) every night on Sky and Digital Terrestrial (but Eurosport on DTV needs a Top-Up TV subscription) I suspect it will be the same in 2008. I will miss the TV coverage this year because I will be there, following all the way, yipee.
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Given that we've been in France for the previous 3 years, on the way home from Tunisia, and seen coverage on the hotel TV, I guess it is shown on the continental Eurosport analogue, in which case you could point a dish (satellite) at Astra and watch it there.
There are loads of those old systems kicking around, easy to find Astra (19 east, I think) and free to view.
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Eurosport

I checked the Eurosport website and in the Netherlands DAKAR will be on Eurosport

on 4, 5 & 6 January on 22:00 h
from 7 -12 January from 19:15h to 19:30h and from 22:00h to 22:45h
from 14 -19 January from 19:30h to 19:45h and from 22:00h to 22:45h

This is Dutch time. I think the UK have a time difference with the rest of Europe
I don't know if the Eurosport programming is the same all over Europe.
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... you could point a dish (satellite) at Astra and watch it there.
There are loads of those old systems kicking around, easy to find Astra (19 east, I think) and free to view.
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I have a motorised dish that supports analogue and digital

Technomate TM-5500 DAPCI. Dunno if they are still available.

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Apologies - mischief on my part - I've been following your sorry tale on that thread; can't rely on anyone nowadays!!
I'm blaming Ewan and Charlie too many people liking the idea of adventure motorcycling but when it comes down to actually doing it then thats a different ball game! I'll be extra wary of BMW 1200 riders in the future, and they said they weren't worried about getting their nice shiny bikes dirty!
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Well its not exactly TV coverage, but its a pretty cool way to find out EXACTLY what the non professionals are doing on a day to day basis.

RallyRAIDio

The riders ring in daily with updates whilst they are riding/competing with Sat phones. I know there are no pictures, but you can listen when you want (i.e. in work in my case...)and I figure you never really get to see what you want on TV anyway unless you happen to be a fan of KTM factory teams.

I've heard some cool stuff from the riders mid stage when they are stuck in dunes, lost, or broken down. I cant believe some of them actually find the time to call!!

We have quite a few UK riders this year including Mick Extance, 1/2 of Scotland racing under the name SCOTLAND TO DAKAR, and Team Frontrow GB who are probably Britains best EVER chance for a top placing (arguably) ever. It should be a great race.

Check out 'www.adventure-spec.com' for daily updates and filtered Rally Radio reports from the teamfrontrowGB guys.

If we all keep our fingers crossed and hold our breaths who knows what might happen.....

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