As many of you know, I have been running The F1 Broadcasting Blog for nearly seven years. The site has generated attention inside and outside of motor racing paddocks, both domestically and internationally.
In that time, the site has covered major stories in the motor sport media landscape, and has revealed some exclusives too. In the capacity of site editor, I have attended events on two wheels and four wheels, as well as the launch of Channel 4’s F1 coverage and the Autosport Show, amongst other events.
At those events, it has been a pleasure to hear people who I enjoy watching and respect, say how they enjoy reading my thoughts and opinions, and that this site is their place to go for broadcasting news. I run this site myself alongside my day job, there is no large group of people or backing behind the site, and I have been amazed at the growth it has had over the seven years.
I initially named the site The F1 Broadcasting Blog, as Formula 1 was, and still is, the focus. However, in recent years, I have focused increasingly on the broadcasting efforts of other championships, including the likes of Formula E, MotoGP, and the World Rally Championship.
Because of the effort from myself to diversify into different areas, it means that the original name of the site is, perhaps, no longer the most accurate. On the eve of the 2019 season, I have taken the opportunity to rebrand the site to better reflect the content that I write.
Moving forward, the site will be known as Motorsport Broadcasting, located at https://www.motorsportbroadcasting.com/.
The website content will not change, with an emphasis on behind the scenes content, news, scheduling, viewing figures, television rights, social media; spanning across the motor sport spectrum. For the moment, the Facebook and Twitter handles will remain in the same case, but the intention in the medium to longer term is to change these.
It has not been an easy decision to re-brand the site, but I feel that now is as good a time as any, ahead of the new season, rather than performing a re-brand half way through the season. I am hopeful the site will continue to lead the way on reporting the broadcasting stories that matter to fans of this wonderful sport.
Owner and Editor of Motorsport Broadcasting
9 thoughts on “Site announcement: out with the old, in with the new”
When I saw the email come in, I was worried you were closing down! Think the rebrand makes perfect sense and I wish you every success with it.
I was thinking the same! Glad you are not shutting down – and agree, a rebrand is a great idea.
Good luck Dave – only discovered your site last year but am now an avid follower…keep up the good work. Graham
Like davidd93, I was worried when I saw the email – the name change does make a lot of sense based on recent content. Hope the site grows from strength to strength.
Well I for one think it’s a good change & reflects the sites content. If the article’s within are to remain as informative, interesting, imaginative, articulate, and engaging as they have so often proved to be then i think and would hope many people would appreciate the name change. It’s a cracking little site and I wish you well & look forward to the next 7 years and many more after that whether or not thats broadcasting on this site or in another broadcasting capacity.
Glad you are staying around and the new name makes alot of sense!
There’s a great big world of racing out there. Good to see the bigger picture being realized.
Agree with all the comments here. It looks like you are making the right choice, and I’m definitely interested in the bigger picture, and not just F1. Thanks for doing this, I’m looking forward to future posts.
Good luck Dave! You’ve done a cracking job so far, I’m sure the rename will only benefit.