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Hamilton hopes fans stay ‘loyal' in pay TV era

Jun.15 Lewis Hamilton hopes Formula 1 can ride the wave of its 'transition' from free television coverage. Across the spectrum of the sport's broadcast markets, the trend towards pay-TV coverage is growing by the month and year. 'We used to have 8 million fans on TF1 in France,' said F1 legend Alain Prost. 'Now there are less than 750,000 on digital television on Canal Plus. But that's how it works when you move everything to pay TV.' According to Speed Week, seven time world champion Hamilton is also concerned. 'There seems to be a tendency that you have to pay for what you want to see on television,' said the Mercedes driver. 'You have to pay for Netflix too. 'I see this as a kind of...
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