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BBC Sport Formula 1 coverage to provide selectable cameras

Fans following this year's Formula 1 season coverage will be able to choose from a selection of different cameras for viewing the action.

BBC Sport will provide unprecedented live streams from several parts of Grand Prix tracks on web-enabled devices.

There are now five different video options on top of the usual live TV coverage, with viewers able to watch from the pit-lane camera, follow the driver tracker or watch a stream from on-board cameras.

Options to watch TV pictures with Radio 5 live commentary over the top and a timing screen are also available.

The all-access coverage will be open to audiences through the BBC Sport website and via the BBC Sport apps for mobiles, tablets and connected TVs. The live pit-lane camera will also be available through the red button.

For race weekends hosted by Sky Sports, the BBC's website will include live audio from Radio 5 alongside text commentary. Highlights
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Clare Balding, Gary Lineker for Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on BBC

The BBC has announced details of its coverage of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Presenters including Hazel Irvine, Gary Lineker, Clare Balding, Gabby Logan, Ken Bruce, Susanna Reid, Bill Turnbull and Mishal Husain will host coverage over the Games' 11-day run.

Lineker and Balding will present the opening and closing ceremonies which will be broadcast live from the Celtic Park and Hampden, with commentary from Irvine and Huw Edwards.

Once the Games begin, coverage will be aired from the BBC's base in Pacific Quay in Glasgow, as well as special events from the channel's pop-up venue BBC @ The Quay.

Coverage will kick-off in the morning during BBC Breakfast, before Husain presents the morning's action until midday.

Jason Mohammad will host from midday to 3pm, followed by Irvine until 7pm before Lineker takes over presenting duties for the evening coverage.

As with the Olympics, BBC Three is hoping to have an
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BBC unveils Formula One 2013 coverage team

Suzi Perry, Allan McNish and Tom Clarkson have all signed up to the BBC's team for coverage of the 2013 Formula 1 season.

Former MotoGP presenter Perry takes over as BBC F1 lead anchor from Jake Humphrey, who has left the corporation to join BT Sport.

Eddie Jordan remains with the BBC as chief analyst, and Ben Edwards once again leads the television commentary with ex-F1 driver David Coulthard.

Lee McKenzie heads the pit lane team for television, but she will now be backed by F1 journalist Tom Clarkson, who joins the BBC as a pit lane reporter. Gary Anderson returns as technical analyst across television, radio and online coverage.

On Radio 5 Live, James Allen will once more act as correspondent and commentator, with Jennie Gow as pit lane reporter.

Former F1 driver Allan McNish will appear on Radio 5 Live for at least six Grands Prix this season as an expert analyst,
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BBC unveils Suzi Perry, more for Formula One 2013 coverage team

Suzi Perry, Allan McNish and Tom Clarkson have all signed up to the BBC's team for coverage of the 2013 Formula 1 season.

Former MotoGP presenter Perry takes over as BBC F1 lead anchor from Jake Humphrey, who has left the corporation to join BT Sport.

Eddie Jordan remains with the BBC as chief analyst, and Ben Edwards once again leads the television commentary with ex-F1 driver David Coulthard.

Lee McKenzie heads the pit lane team for television, but she will now be backed by F1 journalist Tom Clarkson, who joins the BBC as a pit lane reporter. Gary Anderson returns as technical analyst across television, radio and online coverage.

On Radio 5 Live, James Allen will once more act as correspondent and commentator, with Jennie Gow as pit lane reporter.

Former F1 driver Allan McNish will appear on Radio 5 Live for at least six Grands Prix this season as an expert analyst,
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Suzi Perry announced as new presenter of BBC Formula 1 coverage

Suzi Perry has been announced as the new presenter of the BBC's Formula 1 coverage. Perry - who previously presented the BBC's MotoGP coverage for 10 years, and has reported on other sports for the network and co-hosted Channel 5's The Gadget Show - is due to begin her stint with live coverage of the Chinese Grand Prix on April 14, 2013. "Motorsport is my life and I've really missed being away from the grid," said Perry, who is replacing former Cbbc and Olympics presenter Jake Humphrey in the role. "I am so excited to be joining the BBC," she added. "Working alongside such an eminent team and the F1 world is a huge honour and I can't wait to get started." Others who were rumoured to have been in line for the position were pitlane reporter Lee McKenzie and BBC Radio 5 Live's Mark Pougatch. BBC (more)
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Suzi Perry, Lee McKenzie in line to replace Jake Humphrey at BBC F1?

A shortlist of candidates to replace Jake Humphrey as BBC F1 anchor has reportedly been drawn up. Former BBC Moto Gp anchor Suzi Perry, current BBC F1 pitlane reporter Lee McKenzie and BBC Radio 5 Live's Mark Pougatch are said to be in contention to succeed Humphrey, who is taking up a new job fronting BT Vision's Premier League football coverage.

[Left: Suzi Perry / Right: Lee McKenzie] The Daily Telegraph reports that BBC bosses are favouring a female anchor to work alongside existing pundits David Coulthard and Eddie Jordan. Perry is believed to be the frontrunner, (more)
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F1 2012: race is on between BBC and Sky

Sky has plundered the BBC for its new pit crew but the battle between the broadcasters will be as intense as anything out on the track

In 1992, when BSkyB launched its deal to broadcast live Premier League matches, the tone of the promotional strategy was typically bombastic. We were promised a "whole new ball game" to justify the expense of subscribing to a service that had formerly come for free albeit with limited scope. The advertising blitz to accompany the birth of its new bespoke channel, Sky Sports F1, which shares the rights to 10 grands prix with the BBC and will show the other 10 exclusively live, reflects a more sophisticated approach to seduction.

Of course it stresses passion, range and innovation but also emphasises continuity, familiar faces and voices. In the three years since recapturing Formula One from ITV the BBC has expanded the audience for the sport and won a Bafta for its coverage.
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