?? SpeedVideo Friday Free Content Schedule. Please share.
Due to the weather/schedule changes, Speedvideo and DuckX have decided to expand the free content part of the broadcast today for the non-subscribers. Enjoy the following on Friday at www.SpeedVideo.com
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* SPEEDVIDEO SUBSCRIBERS ONLY *
If you want to subscribe, you can do so at www.speedvideo.com/signup
*Subject to Change
My guess is the 3,000 viewers dropped to about 30 the instant they hit the switch. Oh well, their streaming service, their decision. But IMHO, they've made a terrible choice going to this model. They just about had the drag racing market cornered and I'm sure they were getting by just fine with the money generated by ads. But as so often happens, success breeds greed. And greed often breeds downfall.Looks like the free feed is over. I'd like to see what the viewer numbers look like after the free feed stops.
So if that is the case, they should just give some of the live feed commercial revenue to the track/promoter. Watching on a screen and live in the stands and pits are two different worlds. I can't see if someone is close by and loves the event, what would prevent them from going. For me... I watch the live feeds at events I am 100s or 1000+ miles away. If I'm within a couple hours drive I go live. I'm not going to Georgia or Ca or Fl to watch a race, but I'd love to watch it live stream. Just fill up the down time with commercials from great speed/performance companies. I learn a lot about those companies and buy their products. Or a reasonable per event price. I paid for March Meet last year and loved it.No one is saying it is a single reason, but it is a contributing factor. Tracks need butts in the seats and at the concession stands, live feeds most certainly effect those numbers.
i am low budget and probably race more than 90% of the members here. My tow vehicle is 21 years old, my open trailer is 30 years old and my junky bracket beater has been a drag car for 52 years but its all at the track EVERY week competing. If you race what you can afford you tend to do it a lot more.Here is the way I see it 200 dollars year is nothing, you probably spend twice that at McDonald’s in a year, Cost a whole lot more to travel to these races they are streaming. Being involved in racing is not for low budget individuals.
And nobody will. Extremely few people are willing to pay a much lower price for an annual subscription to NHRA TV's streaming service. And obviously that is the premiere drag racing organization in the country with the biggest fan following and the top fuel and funny car classes which would be the two classes most people would be willing to shell out money to watch. Yet only a handful do. But somehow Speed Video thinks they can charge more for a lower quality production that doesn't feature nitro and is mostly stuff like PDRA and NMCA. I bet the "chat bleachers" last weekend during the paid portion of the broadcast looked much like the stands at a national event track hosting a divisional or bracket racing event. Moving to paid subscriptions was a monumentally DUMB decision for SV.Nobody paid.