Why do you think the broadcasters can’t adjust with 4 days to prepare exactly?
To help clarify just in case anyone wonders this about similar situations in the future. Yes, we could change with 4 days to prepare but there are a number of factors as to why we ask organizers to not change major elements like the track or layout this close to the event. The biggest one is that we are averaging around 8-12 broadcasts a week most months. So each race is not our only focus during the week. We're preparing for a number of other events that take up our time. With multiple people involved in making each show kick off, changing major factors can disrupt how much time they have. For example, Dougie our camera guy updates cameras frequently and that is a time consuming task. There are also assets that can't always be prepared at short notice such as the video track guides. While we do try to stay on top of having as big a library, it's still ill advised to change it on the off chance we don't have one ready yet. Also, we are advertising events with our calendar and social media at least a week in advance. While it's not the end of the world if a track changes after the posts go out, we don't want it to happen often of course.
This isn't to say it's impossible to change it late, just to emphasize why we ask leagues not to change them late unless it's absolutely necessary. I hope this helps folks understand from the broadcaster perspective. When we make a request of the league for certain things, we try to make sure it's for good reasons. We've been very happy with how Jerome and the team have been super helpful over the years and we're trying our best to extend the same consideration back to them.