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Discovery Plus TdF coverage

Hi, I'm looking at subscribing to the Standard package for the TdF coverage. Does anyone know if it's ad free or do you have to go to Premium for ad free?

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Andrewbanshee | 1 day ago
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I paid for a monthly standard subscription. I tend to watch the full day of racing after work, but skip through. The tracker highlights attacks, start of a denoted climb etc, but it can be a bit off, such as a crash is often after the crash. It is quite good, but I will only pay for a month when a race I want to watch is on.

TBH I am losing interest in the majority of the racing after watching TdF for many years, starting with highlights a la Ligget and Sherwin to getting friends to record it off sky for me. I am getting a bit jaded as to how much better the top performers are to the other elite riders, making them look like amateurs. The last time I saw performances like this, reasons were soon found.

Maybe I am just jaded.

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Rendel Harris | 2 weeks ago
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Ad free live but adverts in the highlights package, annoyingly, although if you subscribe you don't really need the highlights package because you can watch anything you've missed "as live" on playback.

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Steve K replied to Rendel Harris | 2 weeks ago
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Rendel Harris wrote:

Ad free live but adverts in the highlights package, annoyingly, although if you subscribe you don't really need the highlights package because you can watch anything you've missed "as live" on playback.

Except the highlights are an hour and pick out the main bits, whilst the whole programme as live is five hours.

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Rendel Harris replied to Steve K | 2 weeks ago
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Steve K wrote:

Except the highlights are an hour and pick out the main bits, whilst the whole programme as live is five hours.

I watch most stages live but if I can't I use the timeline pop up at the bottom of the "as live" coverage which has all the main events tagged for watching. I would watch the highlights package if it was ad free but we tried to watch it yesterday because Mrs H had been out and wanted to see it but there must've been three ad breaks within the last 15 minutes, it was like watching TV in the US!

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Brauchsel replied to Rendel Harris | 1 week ago
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Does the highlights package feed you ads more quickly if you fast-forward through it or don't watch the whole thing maybe? I've only been able to watch highlights rather than live so far this year, but the hour-long show has three breaks fairly evenly-spaced. They're also reasonably sensibly-placed too, with the finale of each stage not being interrupted. It's apparently random chance whether or not The Breakaway is available on catch-up though, and less than 50/50 that I'll be able to locate the current day's edition. 

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Rendel Harris replied to Brauchsel | 1 week ago
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Brauchsel wrote:

Does the highlights package feed you ads more quickly if you fast-forward through it or don't watch the whole thing maybe?

Perhaps that's why, yes we did only have half an hour to spare so we started it halfway through.

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bobbinogs replied to Rendel Harris | 1 week ago
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Best way to watch the highlights is to pause when ad break comes, use the time tracker to move forward 4-5 mins and then press play. Works perfectly and lets me skip through the sprint stages without missing the last 5k and any earlier drama.

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Will Mc | 2 weeks ago
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You're safe, there aren't any adverts. 

 

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ride2smile replied to Will Mc | 2 weeks ago
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Thanks

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