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Steve Williams1,777 posts since 1 Aug 2008
Well that clears up who got first choice. There really should be a caveat in the rights IMO I so replays aren't on the channel that broadcast them.


That wouldn't work at all. If a Manchester derby was the Beeb's first choice and it went to a replay, and the Beeb had first choice replay, no way they wouldn't choose to broadcast it. It would be no service for viewers who didn't have BT.
robertclark125875 posts since 13 Jan 2009
STV Central Reporting Scotland
And also, in the example Steve Williams mentions, what if there was only one replay to be held after all the fixtures in a round? That would mean to say that the BBC had first choice of fixtures and replays in round 3, but couldn't show the only replay as they'd already shown the original tie.
DVB Cornwall6,557 posts since 4 Dec 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
I proposed this in a thread here at least once before. Still believe it has value and spreads content across the BBC. It would also add some skill in the Broadcaster's first match selection looking at possible draws in their choices looking at potential replays.
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Brekkie26,730 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
Completely different scenario but the Pro12 deal with Sky is structured so they can't take the reverse fixture of a match they've already had.

Ultimately it is all luck of the draw - just like viewers lose out occassionally by the replay pick switching they also would occassionally by not having the reverse fixture, but also on other occassions would benefit. Talking of replays though is it possible BT got the extra match this round due to no quarter final replays this year.
Shouldn't that have been posted in the "John Logie Baird has Invented Television" thread?
DVB Cornwall6,557 posts since 4 Dec 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
BBC Tennis TV Australian Open.

Saturday 21 January
15:00-16:30 - Highlights, BBC Two

Sunday 22 January
17:15-18:15 - Highlights, BBC Two

Monday 23 January
16:30-17:30 - Highlights, BBC Two

Tuesday 24 January
16:30-17:30 - Highlights, BBC Two

Wednesday 25 January
16:30-17:30 - Highlights, BBC Two

Thursday 26 January
17:00-18:00 - Highlights, BBC Two

Friday 27 January
17:00-18:00 - Highlights, BBC Two

Saturday 28 January
Women's final
13:15-14:30 - Highlights, BBC One

Sunday 29 January
Men's final
13:00-14:30 - Highlights, BBC Two
toby lerone 2016209 posts since 13 Jul 2016
UTV Newsline
FA Cup 3rd Round Replays

Tuesday 17th January 2017
Lincoln City v Ipswich Town
Kick Off: 8.05pm
Live on BBC One

Wednesday 18th January 2017
Plymouth Argyle v Liverpool
Kick Off: 7.45pm
Live on BT Sport 2

As a result of the replay on BBC One next Tuesday both Holby City & Silent Witness move to Wednesday night and while the BBC have the pick of the 3rd Round the pick of the replays alternate hence Plymouth is on BT Sport.