I would agree with you Joan. Bernie Ecclestone is, and always has been money orientated. Its clearly a money making decision and not something to promote F1 to the public. All the work that has been done the past few years to increase spectator ship in the sport ruined because of one greedy little man.
Shame on you Bernie
P.s I've just searched that only 36% of people in the UK have sky never mind sky sports. Thats a big cut in viewing figures. How is that a solid financial decision.